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Cinema Chats: “Shtisel”
November 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmDonation
Join us virtually on Zoom with longtime New York Times reporter Joseph Berger in a conversation about Netflix’s hit TV series, “Shtisel”. The show focuses on the daily lives, dreams, dramas and conflicts of an extended ultra-orthodox family in Jerusalem. Together, we will discuss the cultural significance and impact of this beloved series.
This program will be moderated by Lucy Shahar.
Seasons 1-3 of “Shtisel” is available to stream on Netflix.
Joseph Berger was a New York Times reporter, columnist, and editor for over 30 years, writing about education, religion, and the colorful kaleidoscope that is New York City as well chronicling many of the events that have shaken Israel and the Middle East. For the previous 14 years he had been a reporter for the New York Post and Newsday. In 2011, he was honored with the Peter Kihss Award for a distinguished career given by the Society of Silurians, the city’s oldest press club. He retired from The Times in December 2014 and is writing a biography of Elie Wiesel that will be published by Yale University Press in 2022. He also contributes periodic articles for The Times and teaches two urban affairs courses at the City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College, He is the author of four books, including Displaced Persons: Growing Up American after the Holocaust, a memoir about his family’s experience as refugees in New York in the 1950s and 1960s, The Pious Ones; The World of Hasidim and their Battles with America, and The World in a City: Traveling the Globe through the Neighborhoods of the New New York, an intimate insider’s tour of a New York City transformed by immigration and gentrification. Displaced Persons was chosen as a notable book of the year 2001 by The Times, which called it “an extraordinary memoir.”