Beneath The Helmet: From High School to the Home Front

by | Oct 31, 2014 | Featured

Tidewater premier: Thursday, Nov. 20, 7 pm

Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front is a new full-length documentary film from Jerusalem U, the creators of the PBS-featured documentary Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference.

The Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is hosting an early premier of the film in partnership with the Christian Broadcasting Network and Regent University at the Regent University Theatre. The event is free and open to the community. RSVPs are required and IDs will be checked at the door.

Introducing the film that night will be the film’s executive producer, Rabbi Raphael Shore. An accomplished filmmaker and founder and CEO of Jerusalem U, a cutting-edge, film-based nonprofit organization created to transform Jewish and Israel education, Shore will offer insight into the making of the film and his goals of outreach with the launch. Shore has produced several highly acclaimed documentaries including the ground breaking, award winning film, Honor Diaries.

Beneath The Helmet is a coming-of-age story highlighting the dramatic transformation of five young Israeli high-school graduates who left the comfort of their homes and families to become the defenders of a nation and a people. The filmmakers were granted an unprecedented access into the lives of these young people, allowing them to create a unique and intimate documentary that brings to the screen rarely seen human faces to the men and women who are the soldiers of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).

To learn more about the film or to RSVP by Nov. 19, visit or call 965-6107.