Movies Celebrating Jewish Culture and History
The Levin JCC and Israel Center invite you to bring your family and friends to screen films educating and celebrating Jewish and Israeli community, culture, and history. Each month, our Film Festival Series will feature a new or older movie that highlights the work of Jewish directors, actors, and screenwriters. Selections may include a wide variety of genres, such as documentaries, dramas, and comedies, so you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy. Some films may not be suited for all ages. We recommend reading the short description below or contacting us at 919-354-4936 for further information. Happy screening!
August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fluchkes Israel, 2011 Documentary, 54 min Director: Ofer Inov Fluchkes (Yiddish for flabby arms) follows the creation process of the dance performance “Gila”. A group of colorful, energetic 72 to 82 year old women, bravely confront the hardships and demands of the art of dance. At the same time, these honest and conscious women openly Read on! →
September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fill the Void Israel, 2012 Drama, 90 minutes After a young Hasidic woman dies in childbirth, her 18-year-old sister (Hadas Yaron) is asked to cancel her upcoming marriage to a promising young man and marry her widowed brother-in-law (Yiftach Klein) instead. Free for members, $3 for guests Register here. Upcoming films: Once in a Lifetime Read on! →
November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Once in a Lifetime France, 2014 Drama/Comedy, 1 hour 45 minutes Based on a true story, the film chronicles the relationship of a teacher with teenagers who have long since dropped out of the school system. This teacher of Leon Blum high school at Creteil, decides to enter a national competition titled “Children and adolescents Read on! →
December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
To Life Germany, 2015 Drama, 86 minutes An uplifting drama-romance bringing together two disparate wounded souls, To Life! tells of the growing bond between an aging Polish-born cabaret singer and a young German man driven by a secret. Free for members, $3 for guests Register here.