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HIAS Kabbalat Shabbat, Dinner, and a Movie

Friday, February 3, 2023 12 Sh'vat 5783

6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Kabbalat Shabbat Service
8:00pm - Movie: Peace by Chocolate

Peace by Chocolate follows the story of a Syrian family, the Hadhads, who moved to Canada as refugees from the Syrian civil war, settling in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.  The father was a great chocolatier in Damascus. They started a business called Peace by Chocolate which not only makes great chocolates but provides all kinds of support to other families. We will be screening this movie as part of HIAS refugee shabbat. 

This movie is suitable for all ages, some depictions of war (on television screen) and family struggles. 

The movie portrays many of the struggles the refugee Syrian families BK members got to know went through very well. It’s also just a sweet movie. 

To support this wonderful venture Peace By Chocolate chocolates will be available for purchase They happen to be extremely delicious. As it is a Friday night event please preorder your chocolates here. Regular chocolates and special valentine’s offerings are available

After the bombing of his family's chocolate factory, Tareq Hadhad, a charming young Syrian refugee, struggles to settle into small-town life in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Despite moving to a new country, he's intent on pursuing his dream to become a doctor. But when his father, Issam, insists that he must focus on survival, Tareq and his family move towards a different, but familiar path: Rebuilding Issam's chocolate business. When what seemed like a nostalgic attempt to cling onto remnants of an old life past becomes an overnight sensation, Tareq is shocked. Put in the role of business manager, he must choose between the demands of an exponentially growing business and an offer to go back to medical school. New challenges arise between a rival chocolatier while the heartbreak of Tareq's sister left behind in Syria weighs heavily on the family. Nevertheless, Tareq remains set on his goals, buoyed by a supportive community of eclectics. As father and son both struggle to find common ground and navigate the complexities of family duty, the heightening tension between them threatens to tear the family apart. 

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