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Creator of Netflix hit Shtisel to Speak in Wyomissing

by Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks

Feb 10, 2020
Jewish Federation of Reading

Wyomissing, PA — The Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks announces an event with Yehonatan Indursky, screenwriter and co-creator of Shtisel the hit Netflix show. The public is invited to an evening with Indursky featuring clips from Shtisel on Thursday, February 13 at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Cultural Center, 1100 Berkshire Blvd. Suite 125 Wyomissing, PA. The event is free and open to the public however reservations are encouraged. To reserve a spot please call 610-406-9431 or email [email protected]

Award-winning writer and director, Yehonatan Indursky is a graduate of the elite ultra-Orthodox Ponevezh Yeshiva, and later a top alum of the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School. He wrote and created, with Ori Elon, the esteemed drama series Shtisel, which won 17 Israeli Academy of Television awards. The series is currently an international hit on Netflix.

His full-length documentary Ponevezh Time, competed at the was nominated for Best Documentary Film at the Israeli Academy Awards. Driver (2018), his first full-length film, won the Israeli Critics Award. Indursky wrote and directed the series Autonomies, which received rave reviews and won Reflet d’Or for “Best International Television Series” in Geneva International Film Festival.

Shtisel is a Israeli TV drama that follows the lives of Shulem Shtisel (Dov Glickman), the Shtisel patriarch and a Rabbi at the local yeshiva, as well as those of the other members of his family. Shtisel is set in a religious, Internet-free neighborhood. The community follows strict haredi customs and violating the norms often causes chaos within the family.

The community and people of all faiths are invited to the Jewish Cultural Center on Thursday, February 13 at 7 p.m. to hear Indursky’s story and learn about the creation of Shtisel.

The Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks is the planning, coordinating and fundraising arm of the Jewish community. The Federation raises and allocates funds along with the Jewish Federations of North America and collective efforts in support of many vital local, national, and international Jewish organizations.

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