Tifereth Israel Synagogue’s Aaron S. Gold Institute of Adult Jewish Studies is proud to be a partner with the MGSDII for an engaging evening with Ori Elon, creator of the smash Netflix series Shtisel. The event will feature an intimate look into the making of the show. Together, we will visit the Geula neighborhood of Jerusalem with the man behind the stories! To learn more and register, please click here.
Four ways to attend!
- General Admission: $18 per person
- VIP Admission: $180 per person, includes reserved seating and a meet and greet dinner prior to the event
(tax-deductible to the maximum extent allowable for gifts to a public charity).
- MGSDII Salon Members: Yearly donation of $1,000+ gains two people complimentary VIP admission to all MGSDII exclusive events.
- Zoom Link: $18.00 per household
VIP dinner and meet and greet: 5:00 p.m. PDT
Seating for general admission opens: 6:00 p.m. PDT
Conversation begins: 6:30 p.m. PDT
This is an outdoor event with the necessary COVID-19 precautions in place. We respectfully require all those attending be fully vaccinated at this outdoor event. Limited in-person seating, register today!
Ori is an award-winning writer and creator of several popular Israeli TV shows, including Shtisel, which won 17 Israeli Academy Awards. Currently in its third season on Netflix, Shtisel has become an international sensation. He is also the author of The Invisible Show, a collection of short stories which won the Israeli Ministry of Culture Best Novel Award, and several successful children’s books. He is a Visiting MGSDII Professor teaching screenwriting at SDSU.
Todd teaches acting at UCSD in the undergraduate theatre program, as well as teaching Introduction to Theatre, graduate directing, and supervising many graduate student instructors. He is in his 25th season as the San Diego REP’s Associate Artistic Director.
Shtisel follows a family living in the tightly-packed, squat apartment buildings of a Haredi neighborhood in Jerusalem. The members include: the patriarch, Shulem Shtisel, a broad-bearded, stubbornly opinionated yeshiva teacher with a tender side; his youngest son, Akiva, a wispy-bearded teacher at his father’s yeshiva, whose real passion is for art; and Akiva’s sister, Giti, burdened by a scheming, apparent nogoodnik of a husband who has taken off for Argentina, leaving her to raise five children.