January 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Congregation Bene Shalom
  1. Did you know that there are active Jews and Jewish Life throughout Cuba ?


Join Allen Meyer as he takes you through a photo journey of his trip through Jewish Cuba.


  1. Are you tired of getting snapshots, when you were really hoping to get a photograph ?


Join Allen Meyer as he shares his secrets of getting an image that may last a lifetime.


3. Do you think you know Israel through your own eyes or those of your friends and family?


Join Allen Meyer as he shares his “views” of how Israel looked to him.


4. Watch with Allen Meyer, the extraordinary HBO documentary “Ingelore” (March 4, 2018).

This documentary has special meaning for Allen, since he met Ingelore in Florida several years before her death.  Here is the trailer, for the documentary. The film is captioned and is 40 minutes long. It became deeply personal through a series of circumstances and photos which Allen will show after the end of the presentation.

Here is the movie “plot” as originally written —
Ingelore Herz Honigstein was born in 1924 to Jewish parents in Kuppenheim Germany. She is deaf. As an expression of their embarrassment over their mute child, her parents ignore her and make no attempt at communication. She is sent to a variety of schools and tutors where she learns the most rudimentary forms of language. At the age of six she says her first word. At the age of twelve she finally constructs a complete sentence. She enters the first grade at the age of 13 and for the first time comes into contact with other deaf children. Her short lived education is interrupted by Kristalnact when she is thrown out of school and sent home.

Ingelore offers a unique perspective on the Holocaust. Through her eyes we see the shifts in her classmates and neighbors attitudes. She witnesses her father being taken and then released from Dachau
She is raped by Nazi cadets on the streets of Berlin, negotiates for her life with an unfeeling official at the US Consulate in Stuttgart and finally escapes Germany for the United States where she learns that she is now pregnant as a result of the rape.
Her amazing life shapes her into an extraordinary teacher and we learn the power of light over darkness.


Please contact Ava in the temple office to register for this adult education class.