On Friday 26th October, JGLG have their regular JGLG Chavurah in Bloomsbury led by Rabbi Irit Shillor. Service starts at 7.30pm, lasts an hour or thereabouts and is followed by Kiddush and then supper (please bring something veggie – no fish or meat – to share). It’s a great way to chill-out to the end of the week and even if you are not religious, a lovely mellow evening.
On Saturday 3rd November starting at 8.30pm, JGLG are hosting their annual Fireworks Party – this year at a new location in North London. If you join JGLG or renew your membership on the night – even if it’s not due you can do it then – you’ll get 15 months for the price of 12 months and you’ll only pay £7 to get in. Alternatively, non-members can pay £12 admission. Please email email@example.com for location information.
UK Jewish Film Festival
ENGAYJE invite you to the UK Premiere screening of YOSSI (Directed by Eytan Fox, Israel 2011 - On Saturday 3rd November starting at 9:10pm, The Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn. Leading actor Ohad Knoller will be attending the Q&A post screening - Tickets £12 (£8 Students). Booking essential www.tricycle.co.uk
Returning to the role that won him Tribeca Film Festival's Best Actor award in prequel Yossi & Jagger, Ohad Knoller gives another extraordinary performance as Yossi, a closeted gay man living a solitary existence in Tel Aviv. A workaholic doctor, Yossi’s quiet world is shaken when a middle-aged woman walks out of his past and into his examination room. Unnerved Yossi spontaneously leaves Tel Aviv driving into the desert of Southern Israel where a chance encounter with a group of lively soldiers ignites Yossi from his emotional slumber. Knoller's remarkably nuanced performance is filled with delicate emotion that subtly shifts as Yossi's world begins to crack open, leaving an indelible impression.
YOSSI and Jagger
(Directed by Eytan Fox, Israel 2002) - Sunday 4th November starting at 4pm, Soho Theatre £10 entry (£7 students) - Booking essential www.tricycle.co.uk
A very special opportunity to watch the original YOSSI film for which lead Ohad Knoller won Tribeca Film Festival’s Best Actor Award in 2003. Yossi (Ohad Knoller) is the stoic commander of a company of soldiers based on the snow-covered Lebanese border. Jagger (Yehuda Levi), who got his nickname thanks to his fun-loving rock star appeal, is the platoon leader. They have a secret. When they walk off in the snow together, it isn't because they're on patrol--it's because they're lovers. Based on a true story the film is a subtle and moving exploration of homosexuality in the military.
(Directed by Doron Eran, Israel 2012) UK PREMIERE – Thursday 15th November, 9pm at the Curzon Soho.
Shlomo discovers women's clothing and accessories in his son's Assaf room and decides to 'teach the boy a lesson'. When Assaf returns home one rainy night, his father with the silent consent of his mother (Galla) locks him out. Four years later, Galla turns to a detective agency to find her son and reunite him with Shlomo, who is dying of cancer. Instead of Assaf, the detective finds Anna, a beautiful, transgender singer who performing in Tel Aviv’s thriving gay club scene. A few days later a private nurse turns up in Shlomo's hospital room, sent as she claims by his medical insurance to care for him. The nurse is of course Anna. Will she and Shlomo manage to overcome their past? Will she be able to forgive her parents and will they be able to adapt to their new daughter? An exciting and ground-breaking first in Israeli cinema, a film dealing with how individuals and their families cope with transgender.
New Initiative - Jewish LGBTQ Creative Writing Group
Come and join an informal, relaxed very friendly group of Jewish LGBTQ people and their friends who love to write. The group are open to Jewish LGBTQ writers of all ages and abilities. Meets: Third Tuesday of every month, 7.30-9.30pm in North London. Next date 20th November 2012. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Chanukah – Get it in your diaries now
JGLG party, first night Chanukah – Saturday night 8th December 2012
GJIL party, last night Chanukah – Saturday night 15th December