Screening of (Dis)Honesty The Truth About Lies at The Osher Marin JCC


Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Phone: 415-444-8000

The Osher Marin JCC presents a screening of (Dis)Honesty The Truth About Lies and several opportunities to participate in The Truth Box, a traveling story booth that invites participants to share, on camera, the truth about a lie they have told. Excerpts and stories recorded in The Truth Box will be shared on the project website, social media platforms,and be used for educatioal purposes. 

The film is appropriate for kids age 12 and over.

About (Dis)Honesty:

From plagiarism, to infidelity, to financial fraud, dishonesty seems to be a universal part of the world we live in. Going far beyond scandalous headlines, cheating isn’t just happening on a newsworthy scale, it’s happening in small ways everywhere. It’s human nature to lie, we all do it! But little fibs can snowball into large-scale problems with major implications for society. The (Dis)Honesty Project explores the groundbreaking research of Israeli behavioral scientist and NY Times bestselling author Dan Ariely on the human tendency to lie, in an effort to create a safe space where we can explore the complicated truth(s) of the matter. The project initiatives include a documentary feature film written, directed and produced by Yael Melamede; The Truth Box, a travelling installation that invites people to share the truth about a lie; and an online forum to explore the issues surrounding (dis)honesty.

It’s human nature to lie—we all do it. Dan Ariely’s research shows that small, repeated reminders of ethical behavior can help us act better. How does this relate to Jewish holidays and rituals like observing Shabbat or Yom Kippur? How is Judaism designed to help us behave honestly?


  • Public: $12 
  • Members & Seniors (65+):  $10
  • Kids 17 & Under: FREE

Special Notes

The screening will be held at Hoytt Theater at The Osher Marin JCC. Osher Marin JCC is located at 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael, 94901.