Thursday, November 9

12:30 PM Melton Lunch & Learn 
5:00 PM  Film: High Noon 
7:30 PM Glenn Frankel  

12:30 PM | Melton Lunch & Learn

Rabbi Evan MofficEvan Moffic | The Happiness Prayer: Ancient Jewish Wisdom for the Best Way to Live Today

Alternate Location: Congregation Brith Shalom | 4610 Bellaire Blvd

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At the age of 30, former Houstonian, Rabbi Evan Moffic was the youngest rabbi to lead a large U.S. synagogue, but despite his success, he wasn’t happy. He later discovered a 2,000-year-old prayer for happiness – the Eilu Devarim – that teaches 10 practices that Moffic claims has transformed him and his congregation.

In The Happiness Prayer, Rabbi Moffic shares Jewish wisdom tradition with insights for today, offering readers the means and the meaning of joyous living. 

$12 Member | $18 Public
FREE for Melton Students

$10 Optional Lunch at 12:15 PM | Reservations required by Nov 6 to Nomi Barancik 713.729.3200. 

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5:00 PM | FILM

High Noon

Directed by Fred Zinnemann | USA, 1952, 85 min
English, Drama

Glenn Frankel will introduce the film and frame it in the context of his book.

A retiring town marshal (Gary Cooper) prepares for a solo showdown with a gang of vengeful outlaws whose leader he arrested. As the town clock ticks down, even the marshal's new Quaker bride (Grace Kelly) is nowhere to be found.  

$6 Per Person

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7:30 PM | Glenn Frankel

Glenn FrankelHigh Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic

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In his book, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Frankel sheds light upon the making of a classic American Western and how the screenwriter, Carl Foreman, developed the movie during the height of the Hollywood blacklist.

Frankel tracks this turbulent political climate through the details of Foreman’s own testimony for his previous membership in the Communist Party, only adding deeper meaning to the courage and loyalty that is portrayed in the film. 

$12 Member | $18 Public
Includes free admission to High Noon

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