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Praise for David Gaynes' NEXT YEAR JERUSALEM

"Laced with unspoken insights into how to live when the world shrinks to a few rooms, a few activities and the people you share them with." - Daniel M. Gold, The New York Times

“It's a privilege getting to know these determined, inspiring seniors.”
- Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

"A glowing meditation on the power of the human spirit." - Joshua Brunsting, Criterion Cast

"A charming and delightful celebration of life at the end of life." - This Week in New York

"Life can begin at 90-- something which this appealing doc demonstrates with admirable humanity. The subjects of David Gaynes' warm and winning documentary are special. They are the residents of the Jewish Home for the Elderly in Fairfield, CT, none of them under 85 and more than a few pushing a century in age, whose sheer will and unquenchable curiosity have led them to this probable final adventure."- Film Journal

"A great testament to longevity, resourcefulness and will. Poignant and lyrical."
- Elaine Hegwood Bowen, Film Monthly

"Charming." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week

"This is the most tender, heart-warming movie I have ever seen."
- Dr. Jessie Voigts, Wandering Educators

"Charming and moving." - Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru

"One of the quietest, subtlest, most reflective epics of the year." - Zach Hollwedel, Under the Radar

"A meditation on the sanctity of human experience and a tribute to the wisdom accumulated in a lifetime" - The Jewish Press

"Moving." - Jewish Daily Forward