JOIN Israel and Temple Beth Torah invite you to a virtual film screening of Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin . 

When: Q&A on Sunday, January 9th at 7pm (You will receive a link to watch the documentary beforehand) 

Location: Online 

About UPHEAVEL: A proud yet scarred leader haunted by the Holocaust and decades of war, former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin struggled to balance history and heroism to make peace with his greatest enemy and cement a legacy long misunderstood. His life is a nuanced and complicated canvas that tells the story of key events and currents in the history of modern Israel and its relationship to its Middle East neighbors. With evocative imagery, rarely seen archival materials, and revealing interviews with those who knew him, UPHEAVAL portrays the life and essence of this brilliant, tough, complex, loving, and proud man who never compromised when the survival of Israel and the Jewish people were at stake. 

                                                      Q&A and Panel Discussion 

Moderator: Rabbi Jack Dermer 

Dr. Avi Shilon: Avi Shilon, a historian and political scientist, is the author of Menachem Begin: A Life (Yale University Press, 2012), Ben-Gurion: His Later Years in the Political Wilderness (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016), and, most recently, The Decline of the Left Wing in Israel: Yossi Beilin and the Politics of the Peace Process (I.B.Tauris, 2020). He teaches at NYU and contributes op-ed pieces to Haaretz

Philip Rosen:  Phil Rosen is one of the premier corporate and property attorneys in the United States. He heads the Property Group and Hospitality and Gaming Group and is one of the leaders of the Corporate Department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, one of the largest and most successful law firms in the world. Mr. Rosen is also one of the most active Jewish communal leaders in the United States. He is Vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the Birthright Israel Foundation, a member of the Board of Trustees of Yeshiva University, Founding and Current Vice Chairman of the Board of Yeshiva College and an active member of numerous other organizations. Mr. Rosen is also one of the key power brokers in the Israel business and political communities.  

Rachel Greenberg: Rachel Greenberg is a Producer and the English language researcher for Upheaval. Rachel recently worked on Dreaming of Jerusalem, a documentary short about the Falash Mura community, which is currently streaming as a discovery+ original, and is involved in a two-season, period drama that will be streaming globally in 2022. Rachel holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Strategy and Marketing from Yale School of Management.  


All proceeds go towards JOIN Lifeline, providing aid to Israeli elderly in severe financial distress. 

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