Temple B'nai Sholom is proud to partner with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to show the critically acclaimed documentary "Mission Of Hope". The filmmaker Dan Cohen will be in attendance.
This event will be at the Space and Rocket center on Sunday May 18th at 2PM.Tickets must be purchased in advance for this event. The cost is $20. A majority of the proceeds from this event will be earmarked for Space Camp Scholarships in the name of Col. Dr. Ilan Ramon and Temple B'nai Sholom. Dr. Ramon is the Israeli astronaut who was on the ill-fated Columbia space mission.
Space Shuttle Columbia: "Mission of Hope" is the untold story of Col. Dr. Ilan Ramon, a fighter pilot and son if Holocaust survivors who became the first and only astronaut from Israel, embarking on a mission with the most diverse shuttle crew ever to explore space.
This movie goes behind the scenes to explore the "mission within the mission" for Dr. Ramon who carried into space a miniature Torah scroll that had survived the horrors of the Holocaust, given to a boy in a secret Bar Mitzvah observed in the pre-dawn hours in the notorious Nazi concentration camp, Bergen Belsen.
" The story takes you on a journey of the human spirit," director Daniel Cohen says. It is an extraordinary tale of hope for the future, in the face of tragedy.
Tickets can be purchased through Temple B'nai Sholom by calling 256-536-4771 or through the Space and Rocket Center Website www.rocketcenter.com. A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door.