Film: The Cakemaker
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Film: The Cakemaker

The JCF’s September film will be  The Cakemaker. It centers on a gay German baker who, after his married Israeli lover is killed in a car accident, travels to Israel and covertly becomes part of his lover’s widow’s life. She runs a small café, for which he starts baking. Although not fully kosher, his delicious cakes turn the place into a city attraction. Finding himself involved in Anat's life in a way far beyond his anticipation, he stretches his lie to a point of no return.

Although the film is not rated in the U.S., Canada rated it as suitable for ages 14 and older, and Australia rated it for mature audiences.

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Film: Eli and Ben
Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

Film: Eli and Ben

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.

 

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Films: Code of Silence and Breaking the Silence
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Films: Code of Silence and Breaking the Silence

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.

 

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Film: On the Basis of Sex
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Film: On the Basis of Sex

The JCF’s June film, On the Basis of Sex, presents the early career of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from her life as a young mother attending both her own law-school classes and those of her husband, then seriously ill, through the discrimination she faced as a woman lawyer to her work on gender-equality cases that made her famous.

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Film: A Bag of Marbles
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Film: A Bag of Marbles

A Bag of Marbles, postponed from April, will be shown on Thursday, May 9. It’s the true story of two young Jewish brothers in German-occupied France who, with a mind-boggling mix of mischievousness, courage and ingenuity, will be forced to fend for themselves in order to survive the enemy invasion and try bring their family back together.

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Spiegler Holocaust Remembrance Lecture
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Spiegler Holocaust Remembrance Lecture

Maya Brown, a child survivor, will give the Meta and John Spiegler Holocaust Remembrance Lecture this year.

She was born in Vitebsk, Belarus. Her parents had fled Warsaw in 1939 after the Nazis invaded. Fleeing once again when the Nazis invaded Belarus, they spent the rest of the war in Uzbekistan. The family returned to Warsaw after the war, but after surviving a pogrom in the market where forty Jewish survivors were killed, her parents decided that they were still not safe in Warsaw. Forced into hiding from the anti-Semitism that existed, Maya’s family fled to West Berlin.  They lived in Tempelhof displaced-persons camp in Germany before eventually coming to Canada and then the United States.

 

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Get-together with our Muslim neighbors
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Get-together with our Muslim neighbors

  • Islamic Association of the Finger Lakes (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We have much more in common with our Muslim friends and neighbors than we do with any other group in our local community.  It’s time that we celebrate together, as friends.  On April 14, 2 PM at the IAFL, 499 Hickory Grove Road, Horseheads, NY 14844, we will share a vegetarian Pot Luck Lunch. We look forward to seeing many, many of you. 

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Linda Lovitch: "It's all politics"
Apr
7
10:30 AM10:30

Linda Lovitch: "It's all politics"

Elmira native Linda Lovitch will speak again on Sunday, April 7, at 10:30 a.m. Her topic for this visit will be “Israeli elections to the Eurovision song contest—it’s all politics.” Now a communication consultant in Israel, Linda advises the Israeli government and businesses about their representation in international media.

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Tuesday Game Day
Mar
26
1:00 PM13:00

Tuesday Game Day

Drop by every Tuesday in January between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 to join others for your choice of board or card games, refreshments, and winter companionship. In the Jerome & Etkind Library. Free, reservations not required.

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Film: Stolen Summer
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Film: Stolen Summer

Stolen Summer was the first film produced by Project Greenlight, founded by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Chris Moore to facilitate the work of new filmmakers. How it came to be was the subject of the first season of the Project Greenlight series on HBO.

It’s the touching story of a young Catholic boy, Peter O’Malley, who’s on a quest to help a dying Jewish friend, Danny Jacobsen, get into heaven.

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Tuesday Game Day
Mar
19
1:00 PM13:00

Tuesday Game Day

Drop by every Tuesday in January between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 to join others for your choice of board or card games, refreshments, and winter companionship. In the Jerome & Etkind Library. Free, reservations not required.

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Tuesday Game Day
Mar
12
1:00 PM13:00

Tuesday Game Day

Drop by every Tuesday in January between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 to join others for your choice of board or card games, refreshments, and winter companionship. In the Jerome & Etkind Library. Free, reservations not required.

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Human Trafficking in the Southern Tier
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Human Trafficking in the Southern Tier

The series of workshops on Human Trafficking concludes with its third session on Sunday, March 10, at 2:00 p.m. The third session will present members of law enforcement who will speak about situations they face. They  will also address the details of what actions they take and any needs they may have. After the officers, we will have Kathy Dubel discuss public policy and advocacy and how it is relevant to the problems.    

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Tuesday Game Day
Mar
5
1:00 PM13:00

Tuesday Game Day

Drop by every Tuesday in January between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 to join others for your choice of board or card games, refreshments, and winter companionship. In the Jerome & Etkind Library. Free, reservations not required.

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Tuesday Game Day
Feb
26
1:00 PM13:00

Tuesday Game Day

Drop by every Tuesday in January between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 to join others for your choice of board or card games, refreshments, and winter companionship. In the Jerome & Etkind Library. Free, reservations not required.

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Tuesday Game Day
Feb
19
1:00 PM13:00

Tuesday Game Day

Drop by every Tuesday in January between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 to join others for your choice of board or card games, refreshments, and winter companionship. In the Jerome & Etkind Library. Free, reservations not required.

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Film: Footnote
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Film: Footnote

Academic rivalry among professors of Talmudic studies may not seem like a premise for a film, but when the professors are father and son and the father receives an award probably intended for the son…. It’s a 2012 release by famed director Joseph Cedar, starring Shlomo Bar-Aba as the father and Lior Ashkenazi as the son.

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