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Social Justice

Dinner, Donuts & Documentary

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Young Adults

L'Annexe and Moishe House invite you to an evening of dinner, donuts, and a documentary in the lounge at L'Annexe: the Ometz Centre for Young Adults. We will be serving a meal and holiday desserts while screening the film "I Want To Know".

"Boys who spend every day, from morning to night, buried in scripture. Throughout their school years, they will learn only to read and interpret the Divine law written in the time of Moses. Little girls whose future has been decided for them: they will be wives and mothers. They will never attend university, and in any case they apparently have no desire to go. University is a place full of temptations, impure people, profane books.

And now these boys and girls, who grew up in Orthodox Jewish communities, are adults. They want to know why they did not receive any secular education. They accuse these countries of allowing them to grow up in enclaves where the great democratic value behind so many foreign wars was never honoured: freedom. The freedom to think, the freedom to learn.

This film follows Quebecer Yohanan Lowen. He is the first person to sue the government for failing to meet its educational obligations. The film will also look at other people around the world who, like Yohanan, are fighting for reparations for previous generations and justice for those to come. The film echoes these young people’s outcry against indifference.

Beyond that outcry, the film explores the consequences of this lack of education, particularly poverty. It also tries to understand the reasons for the wholesale rejection of non-religious education, and why our societies refuse to take action."

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  • L'Annexe: the Ometz Centre for Young Adults
    5400 Av de Westbury
    Montreal, QC, H3Y 2W8, Canada

  • on the 2nd floor above Kellert Hall

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  • Thu, Dec 15, 2022
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

L'Annexe: the Ometz Centre for Young Adults

5400 Av de Westbury
Montreal, QC, H3Y 2W8

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