National Council of Jewish Women
Contra Costa Section
Meets Monthly at Rossmoor Event Center in Walnut Creek
A Faith in the Future A Belief in Action.
NCJW GENERAL MEETING – WEDNESDAY,
TIME: 9:30AM TO 12 NOON
PLACE: DONNER ROOM, EVENT CENTER
Movie : American Made (2003 – 25 minutes)
Written and directed by Sharat Raju; starring Bernard White, Sakina Jeffrey, Kal Penn, Te’Amir Sweeney.
Discussion: Lynne Thorner will introduce the film and facilitate a lively post-viewing inter-active discussion.
Movie Synopsis: Stranded in the middle of the desert on their way to the Grand Canyon, a Sikh American family has only one hope - the remote highway and the occasional car that drives by. The father, clad in his traditional turban, sticks out his thumb as a car approaches, hoping someone will stop and helps.
When car after car fails to stop, Ranjit, the teenage son, says no one will help them because Anant’s turban will cause him to be mistaken for a terrorist. The timeless and universal ideas facing this family include issues of tradition, faith, conformity and sacrifice.
Facilitator: Lynne Thorner currently teaches a series of Film Forum courses at the Acalanes’ Continuing Education Center. Additionally, she facilitates film programs for various Rossmoor Clubs, including: Black Lives Matter, B’nai Israel, the Buddhist Study Group, Connections, and the Woman’s Collective.
Prior to moving to Rossmoor Lynne taught for decades in the English Department at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her favorite Humanities elective was The Film as Literature, a cinema-arts course focused on analyzing literary elements and filmmaking techniques.
NCJW CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2018
Regular Scheduled Monthly meetings
• Board meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:00am in Multi-Purpose Room 3.
• Regular Monthly Meeting for all Members is held on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 9:30am to 12 noon at the Donner Room in the Event Center. The meeting includes:
o 9:30am to 10:00am Nosh and Socialize
o 10:00am to 10:30am Regular Business Meeting
o 10:30am to …… Program
• Book Club – “Wine, Women and Words” meet the last Monday of each month from 3:00pm to 5:00pm Bunker Room, Creekside.
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.