JCC Rockland held their fifth event in a series of 12 events in their Cultural Arts Festival Monday night at the JCC in West Nyack. Gil Cohen-Magen Photographer for Reuters spent a decade compiling his book "Hassidic Courts" which contains exclusive images of the Hassidic communities in Israel.
Gil Cohen-Magen built bonds over a period of years to gain unprecedented access to communities that rarely open their doors to outsiders. He showed a documentary and discussed his book that shows surprising moments in the lives of Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jews.
Tuesday evening Alicia Oltuski and Beth Bernstein will be discussing their books; "Precious Objects" and "My Charmed Life." Specialty teas from Harney and Sons and chocolates will be served. 7:30pm. $15 in advance. $17 at the door. Call 845-362-4400 or go to www.jccrockland.org.