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Forward Presents: A Screening of "Leaving the Fold" & Panel Discussion

Forward / Vers l'avenir

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

Forward Presents: A Screening of "Leaving the Fold" &...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Supporter, Friend or Patron
All proceeds of this ticket go directly to our member activities.
Ended $20.00 $1.80
Student (or if you really want to come and can't afford more)
We will make a limited number of student tickets available at the door.
Ended $10.00 $1.20

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Forward is very excited to present a screening of Leaving the Fold, a documentary about young people who leave ultra-Orthodoxy. A panel discussion will follow the screening where we will explain who we are, why we exist, what we are doing now - and share our personal journeys on leaving the ultra-Orthodox world.

Leaving the Fold, directed by Eric Scott and produced by Academy Award winner Frederic Bohbot and Evan Belof, tells the story of what it's like to leave an ultra-Orthodox community through the eyes of those who've left and their families who have chosen to stay. It presents the human side of our members’ struggles.

The panel discussion will give audience members the opportunity to hear more about the people in the film and how our organization is working to empower our members to pursue their own happiness and success.

7:00 - Doors open.

7:30 - Screening of Leaving the Fold.

8:30 - Q&A with the director Eric Scott, central cast member Levi Riven, and members of the Forward organization.

9:00 - Network with Forward members to hear their incredible stories and learn about the cause.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to fund member activities. Our primary goal is to fund monthly member meetups. Other funds will be used to host workshops and programs, cultural outings, emergency funding, outside support services, and eventually scholarships, emergency housing and more.

There will beverages available on site for purchase.

A special thanks to the Rialto for donating their hall for this event.

We thank you for your support!

For more info about our organization, you can visit

NOTE: If you are a Forward member (or would like to become one) we have free tickets set aside for you. Please get in touch with us on how to get a promo code.



Forward / Vers l'avenir est très heureux de vous inviter à une projection du documentaire Leaving The Fold, suivie d’une discussion explorant les origines et les objectifs de l’organisation, ainsi que d’un échange avec quelques personnes ayant quitté le monde ultra-orthodoxe. 


Réalisé par Eric Scott et produit par Evan Belof et Frederic Bohbot, gagant d’un prix Oscar, Leaving The Fold est un film qui raconte l’histoire de cinq individus qui sont nés et qui ont grandi dans un milieu juif ultra-orthodoxe, désirant le quitter. Le film porte sur les parcours complexes, loin des contraintes et de la beauté étrange de l’ultra-orthodoxie religieuse de l’univers hassidique, vers les incertitudes grisantes de la liberté pour les rares individus qui choisissent de s’échapper.


La table ronde qui suivra le film permettra aux invités d’en apprendre davantage sur ces individus et leurs luttes, ainsi que sur la façon dont l’organisation oeuvre pour venir en aide à ses membres.


Tous les profits de la vente de billets ainsi que les dons reçus permettront directement  de financer les activités des membres de l’organisation. L’objectif principal est d’établir de réunions mensuelles. Les fonds additionnels seront dédiés à l'obtention de financement extérieure, à la réalisation d'ateliers, de sorties culturelles, de bourses d’étude, et l'établissement d'un logement d'urgence.


19 heures: Accueil


19 h 30: Projection de Leaving The Fold


20 h 30: Période de questions avec le réalisateur, l'acteur principal du documentaire, et des membres de Vers l'avenir. 


21 heures: période d’échange informel avec ces membres, nous permettant d'entendre leurs histoires incroyables, par moments déchirantes, par d’autres, inspirantes.


Nous sommes très reconnaissants au Rialto pour le prêt de la salle.


Merci à vous tous pour votre soutien!


Pour davantage d'informations sur notre l'organisation, visitez


Have questions about Forward Presents: A Screening of "Leaving the Fold" & Panel Discussion? Contact Forward / Vers l'avenir

When & Where

Rialto Hall
5711 Avenue du Parc
Montréal, QC H2V 4G9

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

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Forward / Vers l'avenir

Forward is a Montreal based organization focussed on providing education, integration and support services for those who've left their ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities. 

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