The ReelAbilities Diversity and Inclusion Film Festival is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. The festival presents award-winning films, accompanied by discussions and other engaging programs which bring together the community to explore, discuss and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

Kesem (“Magic” in Hebrew) is exactly what occurs when actors, both with and without needs, go through this theatrical process together. Under the direction of Brian Bassett, participants learn, grow and express themselves in ways they may never had imagined. In Kesem, the Weinstein JCC’s inclusive theater project, it is the process, more than the result, that is most important. The cast and crew of Kesem invite everyone to come and experience the magic of Kesem!

The 2022 ReelAbilities Diversity and Inclusion Festival takes place February 9th – February 11th, 2022.

Virtual Book Talk: Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang

Part of the 2022 ReelAbilities Diversity and Inclusion Festival

Thursday, February 10 at 7pm via Zoom

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER
A TODAY SHOW #READWITHJENNA BOOK CLUB PICK!

Beautiful Country is a New York Times Bestseller and The Today Show’s Read with Jenna Pick for September 2021 by first-time author, Yale law school graduate and founder of Central Synagogue’s Jews of Color group, Qian Julie Wang. Her memoir documents her family’s arrival to Brooklyn, NY from Shijiazhuang, China, and the five years they spent living in the shadows of undocumented life in New York City as they grappled with poverty, manual labor in sweatshops, lack of access to medical care, and the perpetual threat of deportation. Free and open to the public.

Virtual Book Talk: Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang

Part of the 2022 ReelAbilities Diversity and Inclusion Festival

Thursday, February 10 at 7pm via Zoom

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER
A TODAY SHOW #READWITHJENNA BOOK CLUB PICK!

Beautiful Country is a New York Times Bestseller and The Today Show’s Read with Jenna Pick for September 2021 by first-time author, Yale law school graduate and founder of Central Synagogue’s Jews of Color group, Qian Julie Wang. Her memoir documents her family’s arrival to Brooklyn, NY from Shijiazhuang, China, and the five years they spent living in the shadows of undocumented life in New York City as they grappled with poverty, manual labor in sweatshops, lack of access to medical care, and the perpetual threat of deportation. Free and open to the public.