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Daytimers - Jewish Film Festival

Upcoming Sessions

1. Wednesday, February 16, 2022 15 Adar I 5782

12:30 PMWest Social Hall

2. Wednesday, March 16, 2022 13 Adar II 5782

12:30 PMWest Social Hall

3. Wednesday, April 20, 2022 19 Nisan 5782

12:30 PMWest Social Hall

4. Wednesday, May 18, 2022 17 Iyyar 5782

12:30 PMWest Social Hall
Past Sessions
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 17 Shevat 5782 - 12:30 PM - West Social Hall
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 11 Tevet 5782 - 12:30 PM - West Social Hall
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 13 Kislev 5782 - 12:30 PM - West Social Hall
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 14 Cheshvan 5782 - 12:30 PM - West Social Hall


February 16, 2022        “Shoelaces” – Israel – 103 minutes
The extraordinary Israeli film SHOELACES is being co-sponsored by Har Shalom’s Accessibility and Inclusion Committee. It has been shown at Jewish Film Festivals in multiple cities and won Audience Awards in most of them.
With his ex-wife’s death, Reuven must suddenly take on temporary care of his 30-year old son, Gadi, the special-needs child he abandoned years before. Unable to find Gadi quick placement in a facility, Rueven has to take him home where conflicting lifestyles prove a constant irritant. He also takes Gadi to work with him at his auto repair shop and sets him to work cleaning up and washing cars. Gadi does both enthusiastically.  At a restaurant run by family friend Rita, Rueven seems to be embarrassed by Gadi, who is quite loud and very friendly to people.
Over time, Rueven warms to Gadi’s boundless enthusiasm, infectious laugh and seemingly infinite capacity for love. This new-found bond, however, will be tested by tribulations that prompt complicated ethical and legal questions with profound ramifications.

We have a tendency when we encounter people with special needs to look away. Instead, we should look at them and engage with them. Like viewing SHOELACES, you just might enjoy the experience and maybe even learn something about yourself.


On February 16, the Har Shalom Daytimers Jewish Film Festival is showing the film “Shoelaces” as part of JDAIM. The Disabilities Committee will be co-sponsoring the screening of this Israeli film, which tells the story of the complicated relationship of an aging father and his special needs son, with Daytimers. Here’s is info about the film:

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