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Next Year Jerusalem

Choosing how to live one’s final chapter is the poignant subtext of Next Year Jerusalem, a lyrical and affecting portrait of eight nursing home residents (average age 91) who make a pilgrimage to Israel. Next Year Jerusalem is less a story about tourists in a foreign land than it is a meditation on the sanctity of human experience and a tribute to the wisdom acquired in a lifetime – a true exploration of living and dying, hope and fear, travel and memory. Those who spend their final days in a nursing home face a future with limited opportunity. But the promise of one last adventure raises the stakes.