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“Do I Need This?” Film & Discussion Presented by Gesharim

Sunday, February 25, 2024 16 Adar I 5784

3:30 PM - 5:30 PMBeit Kehillah

Gesharim (Bridges) presents a filmmaker’s encounter with her own relationship to objects and loss, as she helps her dying mother downsize her belongings.

Do I Need This? is a quirky and relatable award-winning documentary film about American excess and the stuff from which happiness is truly made. The timely, humorous and moving film delicately interweaves the filmmaker’s complicated relationship to her family possessions together with a journey into the homes and minds of her fellow Americans — from a woman who hoards and hides it, to a Buddhist monk, and a colorful group of characters in between.

On the surface, the film is a joy ride through American excessive consumption habits; at its core, it is a deep and genuine reflection on aging, family and happiness. 

Gesharim (Bridges) End of Life Care is a congregant-led initiative offering meaningful strategies with which to face the end of life. Learn more.

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