An Exploration of Forgiveness
5:00pm - Film Screening “Forgiving Dr. Mengele” and Discussion. Followed by Dinner.
7:30pm - Meditative and Musical Selichot Prayer Service - Melody and Poetry of the Season.
Dinner $18 or bring your own vegetarian meal.
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Winner of the SPECIAL JURY PRIZE IN SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2006, Forgiving Dr. Mengele is a bold and thought provoking documentary about a shocking act of forgiveness by Auschwitz survivor Eva Mozes Kor and the firestorm of criticism it has provoked. Eva and her twin sister, Miriam, were victims of Nazi doctor Josef Mengele’s cruel genetic experiments; the film follows Eva’s metamorphosis from embittered survivor to tireless advocate for reconciliation. Eva’s ideas about justice, revenge and the possibility of healing through forgiveness--as well as the passionate opposition from other survivors--become a window to a larger discussion of the many ways people define forgiveness.