Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Grail Moviehouse
The premise and the title of “The Wedding Plan” suggest a bubbly rom-com, but this prickly, delicately layered film from Rama Burshtein — an ultra-Orthodox director based in Israel — has the tangled ambiguity of a Talmudic lesson. Like Ms. Burshtein’s “Fill the Void” … Continue reading
Oct 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
What’s new at the JCC? Stop by our booth to see pictures of the brand new (JUST opened!) year-round aquatics center, soon-to-open school wing, and renovations to the existing building that will allow for dedicated school aged program space and … Continue reading
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am JCC
Confessions of a Good Arab, one of the boldest artistic expressions in Israeli literature, plumbs the depths of the tragedy of the Jews and Arabs who share the same country. Yosef Sherara is the son of an Arab father and … Continue reading
Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Grail Moviehouse
An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power. When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving … Continue reading
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am JCC
Jewish Book Council Review by Maron L. Waxman Place is the ostensible theme of this collection of short stories by Savyon Liebrecht, an admired and popular Israeli writer, with the title of each story naming its locale—”America,” “Kibbutz,” “Hiroshima,” “Tel … Continue reading
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Grail Moviehouse
Photo Farag is a gripping and moving real life story of the first Iraqi-Jewish family to become a household name in Israel. Emigrating to Israel from Baghdad in the 1950s, the Farag family built a hugely successful photography business which revolutionized the … Continue reading