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B’nai Sholom to Screen “Love at Second Sight,” A “Searching for Love” Story in Today’s Tel Aviv

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will present a screening of “Love at Second Sight,” an intriguing story of romantic obsession and searching for love in modern-day Tel Aviv.

The program will take place Saturday, February 1, at 7:30 p.m. at B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany.  Refreshments will be available.  Suggested contribution: $3.

Produced, written and directed by renowned Israeli filmmaker and actress Michal Bat-Adam, “Love at Second Sight” stars the beautiful Michal Zuaratz as “Nina,” a promising newspaper photographer with a special knack for giving life to her pictures.  Nina’s life takes a sudden turn when she is captivated by the mesmerizing stare of a man who appears randomly in a crowd in one of her photographs.  Previously single-mindedly devoted to her work, she goes off in an obsessive quest to find the man.  His picture continues to dominate Nina’s life, and though she knows nothing of this man, Nina is convinced she must find him.

Jay Carr, writing in The Boston Globe, remarked, “The film sizzles with the heat of her [Zuaratz’s] impetuosity.” Daniel Kimmel of The Jewish Advocate cheered, “If you’re used to films from Israel being ‘issue’ films, here’s one where the issue isn’t peace or the burden of history, but the possibility of making human connections in an imperfect world.”

This 105-minute film from 1998 is in Hebrew with English subtitles.

“Love at Second Sight” is provided by The National Center for Jewish Film (www.jewishfilm.org).

For more information, visit www.bnaisholomalbany.org  or contact the B’nai Sholom office at 518-482-5283 or e-mail office@bnaisholom.albany.ny.us.

Founded in 1971, B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany is a home for contemporary Reform Judaism in the Capital Region.  Nearly 160 diverse households from six counties seek religious, educational and social fulfillment at B’nai Sholom.

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Image credit: The National Center for Jewish Film

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