Institute Presents Film,

Panel Discussion on Family

The Summer Institute of the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center in the coming week will present a film and a panel discussion on the theme of family, with experts on raising girls and boys.

On Sunday, the institute will present Three Mothers, an Israel film directed by Dina Zvi-Riklis. This emotionally charged family saga traces the lives and loves of Egyptian-Jewish triplets from infancy, when they are blessed by the king of Egypt. The film was inspired by the director’s mother, who was a triplet.

The story develops as one of the triplets seeks to record their lives. The fun starts as each sister takes a different slant on events and family secrets. Three Mothers screens at 7:30 p.m. at the Hebrew Center on Centre street in Vineyard Haven. The film is in Hebrew, French and Arabic, with subtitles. Suggested admission is $10.

The second in the Summer Institute Scholar Series is scheduled for the center at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16. Two parenting experts, Rosalind Wiseman and Michael Thompson, offer an intriguing panel discussion on the differences in raising boys and girls.

Ms. Wiseman discusses raising girls, based on her best-selling expose Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence.

The co-speaker, Michael Thompson, is a renowned school consultant and psychologist, author of Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys.

Suggested admission is $15. All are welcome; the talk is specifically designed to intrigue parents of young children.