Latkes, Love, and Language - A Chanukah Celebration of LGBTQIA+ Identity | Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore
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Latkes, Love, and Language - A Chanukah Celebration of LGBTQIA+ Identity

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 6:30 pm

6:30pm | Dinner with Chef Dan’s Latke Bar (Outdoor Dining Available)
7:00pm | Film Screening Followed by Discussion (Morstein Performa)

$8 Partner Organization's Members | $10 General Admission

On the third night of Chanukah, satisfy your taste buds with Chef Dan’s delicious latkes, then warm your heart with the film, The Sign For Love, an Israeli documentary about two deaf co-parents raising a child together, exploring the meaning and experience of family.

Presented in partnership with Beth Am Synagogue, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Beth Israel Congregation, Bolton Street Synagogue, Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Schools, Chevrei Tzedek, Eshel, Faith Community of Baltimore with Pride, Repair the World, and supported by JPride, The Associated, and The Embassy of Israel.

What's on the Menu
A cornucopia of "Mini" Potato Latkes, featuring Sweet Potato, Root Veggie, Pumpkin Spice and Apple flavors, served with a variety of dipping sauces including Cranberry Sauce Cream, Applesauce, Cream Cheese Frosting and Chipotle Aioli

About the Film: The Sign For Love
Growing up deaf and gay in a family of hearing people, co-director and documentary subject Elad Cohen never felt at home and always felt alone. That feeling of estrangement was exacerbated during his adolescence by the sudden death of his mother and the subsequent rift with his father as the family scattered in different directions. Cohen creates a sense of family with a small group of friends, including his best friend, Yaeli, a deaf woman. While he wants a child and a life partner, he fears that he won’t find the right man in the small deaf community in his “sweet little country.” Sharing a desire with Yaeli to be parents, the new “couple” decide to have a child in a shared parenting arrangement.
Clips from Cohen’s childhood are interspersed with footage of family members and friends and his day-to-day life. As new parents, they soon realize the naïveté in their expectations about bringing up a baby together. Their journey reveals the challenges of parenting, the bias against deaf individuals and the intricacies of human relationships. Ultimately their newborn helps Cohen become a more complete person and allows him to mend his relationship with his own father. — Michele Lynn

Limited seating available. Ticket sales close eight hours before the event begins.

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