Refaeli Visit

From May ’08 Spotlight: Israeli filmmaker Adi Refaeli headlined two screenings of her award-winning short Empathy on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30. She also addressed members of Congregation Kol-Ami during Shabbat services on Friday, March 28, and met with students at Harold Washington College on Tuesday, April 1. Then I went with her to Washington, DC, where she greeted a sold-out crowd at the Israeli Embassy on Thursday, April 3 before flying home to Kfar Saba. Sponsors of the metro Chicago programs included local chapters of Hadassah and ORT, with additional support from the Israel Consul General to the Midwest, the Israel Ministry of Tourism, Hillels Around Chicago, and Cinema/Chicago. Adi left two DVD copies of Empathy in my care, so if you would like to schedule a screening, please let me know.

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