Touro Synagogue Foundation invites teachers, mentors, community leaders, and other interested adults to a film screening and discussion of Pathways to Understanding. The short film developed for middle school students will premiere on Wednesday, November 2, at the Jane Pickens Film & Event Center, 49 Touro St. in Newport, RI. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m., with the screening of the 30-minute film at 5:30 p.m. A moderated discussion will follow. Charter Books will have a table in the lobby during the event to sell young adult books that reflect different voices and religions. The stories, mostly fiction, emphasize overcoming adversity, the strength of character, and positivity. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
Pathways to Understanding is a new Touro Synagogue Foundation program for middle school students. This video is the first step for students, educators, parents, and civic organizations to better understand the history of religious freedom, diversity, and dialogue in colonial times and today and to set the stage for an upcoming middle school symposium. When on-site, in person, students will have an opportunity to participate in a highly interactive learning experience, engage in personal reflection, and practice critical thinking. Funding for the project was provided by the Rhode Island Foundation.
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For those of you who do not live locally or cannot attend, the film will be posted to our website.
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