The Jewish Center and Federation of the Twin Tiers is both a Jewish Center and a Jewish Federation. Its center arm operates as a “JCC without walls,” offering programs both in the building it shares with Congregation Kol Ami and at other locations. Its federation arm raises philanthropic funds and distributes them both directly and through the Jewish Federations of North America.
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This film evening comprises two documentaries about the one of the few well-documented cases, in the Jewish community of Melbourne, Australia.
Code of Silence is a short film that follows the parallel journeys of a fervently Orthodox Jewish father and his secular son, after the son breaks the code of silence in Melbourne's Orthodox community and goes public with his story of being sexually abused as a school student. We’ll see them on Thursday, July 11, at 7:00 p.m.
The Endless Mountain Music Festival will bring two Israeli musicians to the Clemens Center in July: violinist Asi Matathias, whom many in the Jewish community met last year, and pianist Yevgeny Yontov. The JCF will host a reception after the performance.
Eli and Ben is the story of a twelve-year-old boy whose life changes when his father, the municipal architect of Herzliya, is charged with taking bribes. In school, Eli had been a chronic troublemaker, frequently sent to the principal’s office. Although he believes that his father is innocent, his questions change his attitude about life and himself.