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JDAIM Movie Night & Art Exhibit featuring "My Hero Brother"

Click to watch the trailer of My Hero Brother.

In recognition of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, Temple Sinai is proud to present a special screening of My Hero Brother. We'll start the evening with Havdalah. Following the movie, Enosh Cassel, producer and founder, will join us via Skype for a Q&A session. (Click to learn more about Enosh Cassel.) Enjoy refreshments afterwards while viewing a special exhibit featuring artwork by artists with disabilities. 

My Hero Brother tells the remarkable story of a group of young people with Down Syndrome that embark on a demanding trek through the Indian Himalayas, accompanied by their brothers and sisters.

As the siblings deal with formidable physical and emotional challenges, unresolved conflicts come to surface and heart-warming friendship develop. The difficult trails and poignant relationships, set against the richly colorful backdrop of India, open new horizons and greatly deepen the viewer's understanding of special needs people and their families.

We invite you to join our growing community for an unforgettable screening, full of tears, heartfelt laughter, and inspiration. Or as F. Khan of BBC World puts it: "In the times of a global familial meltdown, My Hero Brother presents a rare insight into bonding between siblings against all odds. Deeply moving and genuinely inspiring."

Runtime: 78 minutes
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles

Cost: $8 in advance/$10 at the door (Members can register online in your Temple Sinai account to pay by credit card, or contact Judy Lynn Aiello at or 412-421-9715 ext. 124 to register and charge to your account. Non-members can purchase tickets by contacting Judy Lynn Aiello.)

Complimentary babysitting will be available for up to age 12. Children will watch a movie of their own and can bring a pillow and blanket to make them more comfortable. Advanced Registration is strongly recommended so that we can have the appropriate amount of caregivers. 

Sponsored by the Women of Temple Sinai.

Temple Sinai is an inclusive community that embraces, supports, and values all people, regardless of ability or needs, to participate in every aspect of our Reform Jewish synagogue life. If you or your child needs an accommodation, please call Judy Mahan at (412) 421-9715 ext. 110 at least seven days prior to the event so that we have time to meet your needs.

Sun, September 25 2022 29 Elul 5782