Movie Night: “Above and Beyond”

Tuesday, May 2 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth El of Huntington
660 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY

Would you risk everything – your future, your citizenship, even your life – to help a brother in need?

In 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they smuggled planes out of the U.S., trained behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia and flew for Israel in its War of Independence.  As members of Machal – “volunteers from abroad” – this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war; they also embarked on personal journeys of discovery and renewed Jewish pride.  “Above and Beyond” is their story.

Filmed in the U.S., Israel and the United Kingdom, “Above and Beyond” was produced by Nancy Spielberg (Elusive Justice) and directed by Roberta Grossman (Blessed Is the Match), with cinematography by Harris Done (The Last Days), special effects by Industrial Light and Magic and an original score from Hans Zimmer’s Studio.

Yom Ha Atzmaut celebratory refreshments will follow.  $5.00 per person.  R.S.V.P. to Diane Berg at

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