Kesher’s Women in Film Festival Welcomes Creators of YouTube Series and Documentary

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Kesher Israel’s first Jewish Women Mini Film Festival was held Sunday, March 10, at the DC synagogue. Organized by Kesher’s social committee, the event featured Aimee Bikel, the talent behind the documentary “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem,” and Leah Gottfried, creator and star of the YouTube series “Soon by You.”

The festival, which the synagogue hopes will be an annual gathering, featured previews of the new episode from the YouTube series and of the film. “Soon by You” follows young adults as they navigate the dating scene on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Gottfried and Bikel, who directs the Theodore Bikel Legacy Project, shared their experiences with the 40 audience members. Following their presentations, Lauren Barney interviewed Gottfried and Bikel, discussing women in film and how they worked to tell the histories of their time to future generations.