Shtisel fans will get an extraordinary insider’s view of Shtisel, the phenomenally successful Israeli TV hit series that has captivated U.S. audiences on Netflix. “Behind the Scenes of the Un-Orthodox Drama” is an entertaining and informative panel discussion at Temple Israel of Great Neck on Thursday, September 12 at 7 p.m. featuring three stars of the show and the co-creator/writer. The panel features Doval’e Glickman (patriarch Shulem Shtisel), Neta Riskin (daughter Giti Weiss), Ayelet Zurer (Kive’s first-season love interest, Elisheva Rotstein), and Ori Elon (co-creator and writer). Clips from the acclaimed series will be shown, with live commentary from the panelists, giving the audience memorable, and often humorous, insights.
“The Shtisel event is an exciting part of our continuing effort to bring a broader array of topical, educational, thought-provoking, and entertaining programs to not only the Temple Israel congregation, but to the members of the Great Neck, North Shore, and neighboring Queens communities as a whole,” says Temple Israel of Great Neck President Burton Weston.
The program is presented by Temple Israel of Great Neck together with the Jewish Week Media Group and UJA Federation of New York. This is a unique opportunity, within the comfortable setting of this Long Island synagogue, to hear from three of the Shtisel stars and the co-creator, direct from Israel. General admission tickets are $50, preferred seating tickets are $118, and a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $200 which includes VIP seating and reception/cast photo. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Due to the immense popularity of Shtisel, it is suggested to purchase tickets quickly to guarantee seating. All attendees will receive a free Playbill-style magazine, “The Book on Shtisel,” featuring interviews, bios, and photos for devoted fans to enjoy.
“The Shtisel event is but one way to have folks understand what Temple Israel is and has to offer,” continues Weston. “Temple Israel is reflective of the diverse demographic in Great Neck. We are interested in outreach and creating opportunities for community members to touch and enjoy our synagogue experience, while serving as an important center for Conservative Judaism.”
Temple Israel of Great Neck is located at 108 Old Mill Road in Great Neck. Ample free parking is available. The synagogue is a short cab ride from the Great Neck LIRR train station. Register for this event at ujafedny.org/shtisel-LI.