Join The New Shul, this monday (the 18th) in Bryant Park for our final Summer Shul Film of the summer:
Superman the Movie
This classic 1978 film stars Christopher Reeve as the superhero originally created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Although it is hard to question Superman's role in American mythology, some suggest that Siegel and Shuster's character also represents a Jewish* or Moses figure. Indeed, his birth name (given before he was placed in a basket and sent to earth) is - Kal-El - a name that may have Hebrew or Biblical roots.
Here is Rabbi Simcha Weinstein, author of the book "Up Up and Oye Vey!" making the case for a Jewish Superman on CNN:
Bring a picnic dinner and join us at 7pm for a pre-film discussion about Superman's Jewish roots. Movie begins at dusk.
When? Monday, August 18, 2008 at 7:00pm
Where? Bryant Park, 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues (Free)
To RSVP - email email@example.com - or just show up!
Look for our Balloons!!