February 10, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
3751 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
Join us as we welcome Yehonatan Indursky, co-creator of the Israeli show, Shtisel, and examine, “Shtisel and the New Haredim”.
Yehonatan Indursky is an award-winning writer and director, who has invited us into a world set in the cobblestone labyrinths of haredi Jerusalem where the haredi protagonists are fully formed and fleshed-out characters — deeply, radically human.
Shtisel paints the vibrant inner lives of characters who, to those outside of it, occupy a world too often shrouded in stereotype, disinterest and unconcern. Yet Shtisel offers us is a way in and asks us to listen deeper. There is an underlying current of change, with a new haredi movement emerging and discussion about diversity, access to equal rights and democratic values in Israel today.
Anshe Emet welcomes a discussion of the most popular television series in Israel and its impact on the New Haredim. Introduction by Rabbi Michael Siegel. Discussion moderated by Shira Ben Sasson Furstenberg from New Israel Fund.