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International Holocaust Remembrance Day Shabbat

  • Manhattan JCC 334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th St New York, NY 10023 (map)

Join 3GNY and the JCC 20's and 30's for a special Shabbat dinner to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

On January 27th, 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated by the Red Army.  An International Day of Remembrance was adopted by the General Assembly of the UN on this day and commemorated for the first time in 2006.

At this Shabbat dinner we will be featuring an interview and Q&A with special guest Geza (Rafi) Rohrig, star of Son Of Saul which won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival as well as the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Dinner is kosher.

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Special Guest Speaker: Geza Rohrig, star of Academy Award willing film, Son of Saul

Geza Rohrig was born in Budapest in 1967. At 16, he was kicked out of high school for anticommunist activities and founded a punk band, HuckRebelly, that continually changed their name in order to keep the police from shutting down their concerts. In 1987 he moved to Krakow to study Polish Literature at Jagiellonian University and has a Masters in Directing from the Budapest University of Drama and Film.  In the early 90s he lived in Jerusalem and then spent two years studying at a Hasidic yeshiva in Brooklyn.  He has lived in New York since 2000 where he earned an MA from the Jewish Theological Seminary.

In 2015 Rohrig starred in the Hungarian film, Son of Saul, which went on to win the Grand Prix in Cannes and the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film.  He currently has multiple films in production includingThe Chaperone, starring Elizabeth McGovern and Resistance starring Jesse Eisenberg. 

Rohrig has published eight volumes of poetry and one short story collection of his own fictional Hasidic stories.