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Kabbalat Shabbat @St Bede's Starting @6:30pm

Ahavat Torah is launching a monthly Kabbalat Shabbat series featuring guest artists in the areas of film, music, literature, and more.

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Kabbalat Shabbat @St Bede's Starting @6:30pm
Kabbalat Shabbat @St Bede's Starting @6:30pm

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Feb 23, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Los Angeles, 3590 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066, USA

About the event

Ahavat Torah is launching a monthly Kabbalat Shabbat series featuring guest artists in the areas of film, music, literature, and more. Join us for a welcoming of the Sabbath, a delicious meal, and a powerful cultural experience.

We are thrilled to welcome for our first event, producer film artist Claudia Sobral, who will share with us her award winning documentary film, 'Hotel Everest', with the backdrop of the current conflict of Israel and Gaza, that focuses on the challenging lives and journeys of Israeli and Palestinian peace activists. We also will have a wonderful Israeli guitarist Ori Huberman who will feature as guest artist on this Kabbalat Shabbat.

Claudia Ehrlich Sobral is a cultural anthropologist and a documentary filmmaker. Throughout her career she has been passionate about using arts and culture as a tool for building bridges and fostering understanding between communities.

Sobral was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and has made her home in various countries and cities since immigrating to the United States. Sobral’s involvement with documentary filmmaking began in 2005 while she was living in Rome, Italy.  She worked on several documentary film projects at SDcinematografica, as a researcher, including the Sinking of the Andrea Doria, the Battle of Monte Cassino, and the Fall of Benito Mussolini. A trip to Berlin in 2006 ignited her curiosity about the life experiences of descendants of the Nazis. The results of her research and several interviews provided her with materials to produce and direct her first documentary titled The Ghosts of the Third Reich, broadcast on National Geographic Channel worldwide and History Channel Italy.  Her latest award-winning documentary Hotel Everest chronicles the experiences of Palestinian and Israeli Peace activists.

Along with her film work, Sobral has over 20 years of experience in the museum field and community arts both in New York and Los Angeles. Throughout her career she has been passionate about using arts and culture as a tool for building bridges and fostering understanding between communities. She has curated several projects that promote intercultural dialogue and exchange, including Finding Family Stories, an arts partnership project of the Japanese American National Museum and the exhibition Boyle Heights:The Power of Place, a culturally and historically significant neighborhood in Los Angeles, home to numerous ethnically diverse communities.  In addition, she has been involved for a few years with an initiative of NewGround: A Muslim Jewish Partnership For Change,  that brought together Jewish a and Muslim women together  Currently, she is developing a documentary series about State crimes committed against children during the military dictatorship in Brazil and is a Substance Use Disorder counselor at a recovery facility in Los Angeles for the formerly incarcerated.

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