By Wicked Local Newton
Advocacy group Keshet will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its breakout film “Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School” at a reception and panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10, at 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre.
The one-hour documentary, which had its world premiere Nov. 17, 2005, at the Boston Jewish Film Festival, chronicles the story of a ninth-grade student’s fight to establish a gay-straight alliance at the New Jewish High School of Greater Boston, since renamed Gann Academy. Rabbi Daniel Lehmann, president of Hebrew College, and Susie Tanchel, head of school at Boston’s Jewish Community Day School, headmaster and faculty member, respectively, at New Jewish High School at the time of the film, will be among the panelists.
They will be joined by LGBT youth and other leading voices on Jewish education and LGBT inclusion to discuss what has changed in the last decade, lessons learned from the film and the pressing work that lies ahead. The event is sponsored by Keshet, Gann Academy, Hebrew College and the Jewish Community Day School of Boston. Admission is free. To register: keshetonline.org/events/hineini-anniversary-rsvp.