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EXODUS: The Ethiopian Journey

Exodus Pass

EXODUS:
The Ethiopian Journey

A remarkable story with
film, lunch and talk

The story of Ethiopian Jewry and the mass immigration to Israel is one of heroism, secrecy, danger, and challenges. With the determination and planning of the Israeli and American governments, world Jewish organizations, and Jewish Ethiopian activists, the vast majority of Ethiopia’s Jewish community was brought to Israel. EXODUS: THE ETHIOPIAN JOURNEY fills in the canvas of this most extraordinary story with the regional premiere of RED LEAVES, a talk (A VIEW FROM WITHIN) by Avishai Mekonen who at ten years of age made the journey from Ethiopia to Israel, and a lunch featuring Ethiopian dishes. Attend the film and/or talk and stay for the optional lunch.

Sun Feb 26, 11:00 AM
Film: RED LEAVES
Introduction by Dr. Halley Faust
Center for Contemporary Arts

Sun Feb 26, 1:00 PM
Lunch with Ethiopian Food
Temple Beth Shalom

Sun Feb 26, 2:00 PM
Talk - A VIEW FROM WITHIN
Avishai Mekonen
Temple Beth Shalom

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RED LEAVES
 

"... beautifully acted ..."
Jerusalem Post

Tradition clashes with modernity in Bazi Gete’s RED LEAVES. Winner of the Jerusalem Film Festival’s award for BEST DEBUT FILM, the story follows Meseganio Tadela, an Ethiopian émigré to Israel and patriarch of his family. Meseganio grew up in a world a universe away, one that clung to Jewish traditions over 2,000 years old. Now with his children growing up in a secular society and a modern world he doesn’t understand, Meseganio is adrift. The promise of the “Promised Land” is out of reach.

Sun Feb 26, 11:00 AM
Introduction by Dr. Halley Faust
Optional Ethiopian lunch
Center for Contemporary Arts

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A VIEW FROM WITHIN
with Avishai Mekonen

a harrowing journey
and the unsung heroes

Award winning director and photographer, Avishai Mekonen, relates his harrowing escape and journey from Ethiopia, through the Sudan, to Israel in his talk “A View from Within”. Kidnapped from a refugee camp, walking through rebel held territory, led by guides that left one with little of their belongings, Avishai and his family eventually make it to the “Promised Land”.

Sun Feb 26, 2:00 PM
Temple Beth Shalom
Optional Ethiopian lunch
at 1:00 PM

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SABENA HIJACKING

"(an) incredible story"
The Guardian

On the eighth of May 1972, four hijackers from the Palestinian organization "Black September" took control of Belgian Sabena Flight 571 from Brussels to Tel Aviv. The hijacking marked the beginning of thirty nerve-wracking hours, bringing together the fascinating human, military and political drama inside and outside of the plane. ... more ...

Sun Jan 29, 11:00 AM
Center for Contemporary Arts

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FLIX & CHOPSTIX

Movies & Chinese Food!
Our Christmas Day Event

It's our fourth annual FLIX & CHOPSTIX, movies and Chinese food on Christmas Day! This year we're featuring a tribute to author and screenwriter Nora Ephron, starting with the critically acclaimed bio-doc, EVERYTHING IS COPY. We're pairing it with the Ephron film our audience voted as its favorite, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY. Join us for the movies then stay for the optional Chinese dinner. Specially priced double feature packages available as well as single film tickets, all with and without the Chinese dinner. ... more ...

Sun Dec 25, 1:00 PM
Both films screen at 1:00 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts

Sun Dec 25, 3:00 PM
Both films screen at 3:00 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts

Sun Dec 25, 5:00 PM
Chinese Dinner at Temple Beth Shalom

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EVERYTHING IS COPY

"... exquisitely involving ..."
San Francisco Chronicle

Written and directed by her son, Jacob Bernstein, EVERYTHING IS COPY tracks Nora Ephron's rise from the mailroom of Newsweek to a notable stint reporting for the New York Post, where she caught the eye of influential editors like Helen Gurley Brown. Marked by biting honesty and intelligent humor, her incisive writing soon began appearing regularly in the New York Times, Esquire and Cosmopolitan, winning devoted fans and foes alike. ... more ...

Sun Dec 25, 1:00 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts

Sun Dec 25, 3:00 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts

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WHEN HARRY MET SALLY

" (an) unqualified delight! "
Los Angeles Times

Nora Ephron’s witty script under the deft direction of Rob Reiner and with the talents of Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal combine to make WHEN HARRY MET SALLY one of the classic romantic comedies of all time. Ephron garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay for the film and won the British Academy of Film and Television’s award for the same. This romantic romp, with its iconic "deli scene", is one of the smartest and sweetest comedies around. ... more ...

Sun Dec 25, 1:00 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts

Sun Dec 25, 3:00 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts

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CARVALHO'S JOURNEY

" ... breathtaking ..."
Wall Street Journal

It’s a real life adventure story of the American West with a most unlikely character taking center stage. In 1853 Solomon Carvalho, an observant Sephardic Jew who had never saddled his own horse, accompanied the famed explorer John Fremont on Fremont’s Fifth Westward Expedition and became one of the first photographers to document the far West. ... more ...

Sun Nov 20, 3:00 PM
Special guest:
daguerreotypist Robert Shlaer
Center for Contemporary Arts

Mon Nov 28, 6:30 PM
Special guest:
daguerreotypist Robert Shlaer
Center for Contemporary Arts

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ON THE MAP

" uplifting and inspiring! "
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

It was 1977, stunned by the murder of its athletes at the Munich Olympics, demoralized by the Yom Kippur War, and reeling from Entebbe, Israel's underdog basketball team faced the formidable Soviet Union Red Army Moscow team in the European Championships.

Sat Oct 15, 7:30 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts

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MR. GAGA
Season Opening

"electric ... riveting"
Variety

Enter the world of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company. MR. GAGA, eight years in the making, captures the elusive beauty of contemporary dance and immerses the audience in the creative process behind Batsheva's unique performances. ... more ...

Sun Sep 25, 7:30 PM
Pre-film dessert reception at 6:45 PM with special guest Gaga dancer Amy Morrow.
Center for Contemporary Arts

Tue Sep 27, 5:15 PM
Post-film hors d'oeuvres reception at 7:15 PM with special guest Gaga dancer Amy Morrow.
Center for Contemporary Arts

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GAGA
Master Class

One day only!
For int. and adv. dance students

Learn to connect body to imagination, deepen awareness of physical sensations, and expand the possibilities of movement options to engage their explosive power. "Gaga" instructor and Adjunct Professor of Dance at the University of Texas, Amy Morrow, teaches this class for intermediate to advanced dance students.  more ...

Mon Sep 26, 5:15 PM
NDI New Mexico at the Dance Barns
with Gaga instructor Amy Morrow

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