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From Venice!
Top Ten Film
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New York Emmy
“… striking …”
Hollywood Reporter
“… touching …”
New York Times
Morgenthau is the epic story of a Jewish-American family that was at the forefront of some of the most dramatic events of the last hundred years. Spanning three generations, the Morgenthaus made an indelible mark on history as a U.S. Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, a U.S. Secretary of Treasury under Roosevelt, and long-standing District Attorney of New York County. more Making it’s initial debut at the Venice Film Festival and snagging a nomination for Best Film in the Horizons section, Mountain is the story of the constrained desires of a Jewish Orthodox woman who lives with her family in the cemetery on the Mount of Olives. Shot in a muted palette, it features Shani Klein in what has been described as a “breakthrough performance”.  more Barry Levinson’s Avalon recalls a generation of immigrants and the effect of American life on the hopes and dreams of one family. It is the third in Levinson’s semi-autobiographical film trilogy (“Diner”, “Tin Man”). Nominated for four Academy Awards, three Golden Globes, and named one of the Top Ten Films of 1990 by the National Board of Review, Avalon is a rare treasure. more
Tickets - New2Sun Feb 7, 11:00 AM
Complimentary coffee served starting at 10:30 AM.

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Tickets - New2Sun Jan 24, 11:00 AM
Complimentary coffee served starting at 10:30 AM.

NEW! Post film discussion follows the screening.
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Sales EndedFri Dec 25, 12:00 PM
Fri Dec 25, 1:45 PM

Followed by optional
Chinese Shabbat dinner

Complimentary coffee served starting at 11:30 AM.
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Temple Beth Shalom (dinner)

Arab Israeli Comedy
Cannes Festival Winner!
Sneak Preview!
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Arab Labor

Son of Saul
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Peggy Guggenheim
Art Addict
“… groundbreaking …”
Chicago Tribune
“… masterful …”
“… fascinating …”
Vanity Fair
Arab Labor is the groundbreaking Israeli Arab sitcom that has been described as a cross between “All in the Family” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. Created by Sayed Kashua, an Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, it explores the tensions and contradictions of everyday life through the eyes of an Israeli Muslim Arab. more Son of Saul, this year’s Grand Prix winner at Cannes and Oscar contender for Best Foreign Picture, is a film told from the perspective of Saul Auslander, a prisoner and member of the Sonderkommandos at Auschwitz. Seen solely through his eyes, the viewer is immersed in a palpable reality that bares the moral dilemma Saul faces. It is a searing film that for some, may be difficult to watch, but will remain unforgettable. more Guggenheim, one of the art world’s most colorful characters, had a bohemian flair and remarkable eye for the emerging avant-garde artist. Among those she championed were Jackson Pollock, Max Ernst (whom she briefly married), Georges Braque, and Wassily Kandinsky. Reported to have as many lovers as she did works of art, Guggenheim led a whirlwind life. more
Sales EndedFri Dec 25, 12:15 PM
Fri Dec 25, 2:40 PM
followed by optional
Chinese Shabbat dinner.

Complimentary coffee served starting at 11:30 AM.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Temple Beth Shalom (dinner)
Sales EndedSun Dec 6, 11 AM – Sold Out
Sun Dec 13, 11 AM – Sold Out

Complimentary coffee served starting at 10:30 AM.

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Sales EndedWed Nov 4, 5:30 PM – Sold Out
Wed Nov 4 7:00 PM – Sold Out

Followed by Skype interview with Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland & Joanne Lefrak.

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Season Opening
Season Opening
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The Life and Times of
Hank Greenberg
“… vivid, engaging …”
Los Angeles Times
“… a grand slam! …”
Wall Street Journal
Julius Rosenwald, a son of German-Jewish immigrants, helped build Sears, Roebuck, serving as both president and chairman. He was also a humanitarian, helping to fund over 5,000 schools for black children in the South and taking a leading role in establishing social services for some of the 100,000 impoverished Jewish immigrants in turn of the century Chicago. more The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg is a portrait of the legendary Bronx-born Jewish baseball player who came close to breaking Babe Ruth’s record–hitting 58 home runs in a single season–he was baseball’s first Jewish star. Greenberg was a secular Jew from Bronx who became “the baseball Moses,” an icon for everyone from Walter Matthau to Alan Dershowitz. more
Sales EndedSat, Oct 3, 7:30 PM – Sold Out
Director Aviva Kempner in attendance
Dessert reception

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Sales EndedSun, Oct 4, 11:00 AM – Sold Out
Director Aviva Kempner in attendance
Optional “ballpark bites” lunch

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