The Universality of Shtisel

On Tuesday June 30, Friends of Jordan River Village hosted “The Universality of Shtisel,” our first live online event.

International actress, Ayelet Zurer & renowned educator, Layah Lipsker conversation highlighted the appeal, authenticity, and meaning of the show…especially during these challenging times.

Here is a video of the program

Speaker Bios

Ayelet Zurer is one of Israel’s most acclaimed actresses. She was born in Tel Aviv, and first garnered the attention of Hollywood when she was cast by Steven Spielberg in her first English-speaking role, as Eric Bana’s character’s wife in the Oscar nominated film Munich. Ayelet has starred in a number of films including Vantage PointFugitive PiecesAdam ResurrectedAngels and DemonsDarling Companion, and Man of Steel. 




Layah Kranz Lipsker is a Boston based Jewish educator Layah Lipskerand spiritual coach. For three decades, Layah has been sharing Jewish wisdom through engaging text study in Biblical literature and Midrash, through the lens of Kaballah. A research associate at the Hadassah Brandeis Institute, Layah is passionate about issues related to religion and gender and is the director of the Boston Agunah Taskforce, an organization focused on eliminating gender disparities in Jewish divorce practices. Layah serves as scholar in residence for spiritual retreats, trips to Israel, and lectures widely. She lives in Swampscott, MA and is the mother of six amazing human beings



See the invitation here

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