Groups screen debut of film on Iran’s nukes
Teen members of No Nukes for Iran — from left, Melisa Rayvid, Alyssa Weinstein, vice president Michelle Brauer, founder and president Danielle Flaum, and Jonathan Pascheles — at the premiere of Iranium. Photos by Johanna Ginsberg
February 16, 2011
Iranium, a film that examines the international threat posed by a nuclear Iran, premiered on Feb. 8 around the country. About 380 people attended the local screening at the AMC Loews East Hanover theater that night. Danielle Flaum of Millburn, who created the student organization No Nukes for Iran, introduced the film. Bradley Gordon, director of policy and government affairs for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, spoke after the film.
The event was sponsored by No Nukes for Iran and cosponsored by Ahavat Torah-Chabad of Short Hills, American Jewish Committee of New Jersey, Chai Center of Millburn/Short Hills, Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Central NJ, the Community Relations Committee of United Jewish Communities of MetroWest NJ, Congregation Agudath Israel of West Essex in Caldwell, Michelle and Bruce Berger, Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-Dist. 21), Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn, Oheb Shalom Congregation in South Orange, Eagles’ Wings, the Human Rights Institute of Kean University in Union, the JCRC of UJA Federation of Northern NJ, Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, and Stop Iran Now.
In her remarks, Flaum reminded the audience that Honeywell International, located in Morristown, continues to do business with Iran. She urged people to take some action. “Call Honeywell and voice your concern. Write a letter to David Cote, CEO and chairman of Honeywell, and tell him that his neighbors in New Jersey do not want a New Jersey company to do business in Iran,” she said.