Join MJCBY for a screening of “Praying With Lior”
An engrossing, wrenching and tender documentary film, Praying With Lior
introduces Lior Liebling, also called “the little rebbe.” Lior has Down Syndrome,
and has spent his entire life praying with utter abandon. Is he a “spiritual
genius” as many around him say? Or simply the vessel that contains everyone’s
unfulfilled wishes and expectations. While everyone agrees Lior is closer to
God, he’s also a burden, a best friend, an inspiration, and an embarrassment,
depending on which family member is speaking. As Lior approaches Bar
Mitzvah, different characters provide a window into life spent “praying with
Lior.” The movie poses difficult questions such as what is “disability” and who
really talks to God?
We are honored to have Rebecca Wanatick, a long-time member of our
congregation, present this film. Becca is the Community Inclusion Manager at
the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, coordinating the program
Greater MetroWest ABLE, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and eliminating the stigma surrounding disability.
As always, the film and refreshments are free.