Jewish Film Series Presents "Itzhak" | Congregation Beth Am

Jewish Film Series Presents Itzhak

A Portrait of Musical Virtuoso Itzhak Perlman

This enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician, to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. Itzhak himself is funny, irreverent and self-deprecating, and here his life story unspools in conversations with masterful musicians, family and friends, most endearingly his devoted wife of 50 years, Toby. Itzhak and Toby’s lives are dedicated to their large, loving, Jewish family in New York City and their continual support of young musicians in Israel.

Thank you to congregant Phil Spiegel, who is graciously sponsoring the screening of this film.

This film is free and refreshments will be served.

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