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Find Love at the J a Second Time Around
Jewish Day of Love film premiere
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
by mgroogan

Find Love at the J a Second Time Around

Houston, TX – Spend Tu B’av, the Jewish Day of Love, at the J for the premiere screening of the film, The Second Time Around, Monday, August 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. The film, directed and written by Leon Marr, along with Sherry Soules presents the complexities of finding love in an assisted living facility.

The film is about a woman, Katherine Mitchell, portrayed by Linda Thorson, who is injured and sent to convalesce at a facility, where she meets resident Isaac Shapiro, played by Stuart Margolin. The cast of characters who play out the realistic themes of how people deal with aging, independence, loss, adjustment to change and the cultivation of hopes and dreams.

“Many of our members are aging adults but still living full, vibrant and healthy lives but may have suffered loss of their loved ones. They still want that companionship and love and some of them even find it here at the J,” said Morgan Steinberg, Adult Department Director at the J. “This film deals with tough emotional decisions, but ultimately paves the way to living the dream of finding love a second time around.”

Tu B’Av is both an ancient and modern holiday that originally served as a matchmaking day for unmarried women in the land of Israel during the Second Temple period. The Talmud tells us that many years ago the “daughters of Jerusalem would go dance in the vineyards” on the 15th of Av, and “whoever did not have a wife would go there” to find himself a bride. This Jewish version of Valentine’s Day has been rejuvenated in recent decades, especially in the modern state of Israel.

The Medallion Jewish Assisted Living Residence will host a reception with light bites following the film. To reserve your advance seats visit or contact Esther Bethke at 713-595-8186. Visit for more information about our programs and services. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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