Jewish Cultural Film Series

Sunday, June 11, 2017  7:00 PM:  BODY AND SOUL: AN AMERICAN BRIDGE – 58 minutes

The most recorded song in jazz reveals the overwhelming influences, collaborations, and conflicts between Blacks and Jews in American music.


Sunday, July 9, 2017  7:00 PM:  BROADWAY MUSICALS, A JEWISH LEGACY – 90 minutes

Explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American Songbook.


Sunday, August 20, 2017  7:00 PM:  THERE ARE JEWS HERE – 90 minutes

The untold stories of four once thriving American Jewish communities that are now barely holding on. This is a very special evening for the JCC. First, we will honor Paula and Howard Hait as well as the family for their purchase for both torahs from the Latrobe Synagogue in Pennsylvania. We will also have as our special guest the filmmaker Brad Lichenstein, who will discuss the maker of the film. In addition, Don Pripstein will speak of his experience at the Latrobe Synagogue.


Sunday, September 10, 2017  7:00 PM:  JERRY LEWIS: THE MAN BEHIND THE CLOWN

He’s been called an idiot, a monkey, and a comic genius. Find out who the man behind the clown really is.


Sunday, October 1, 2017  7:00 PM: MISIEUR MAYONNAISE – 94 minutes

An epic adventure starring artists, werewolves, heroes, Nazis, a comic book and baguettes…with lashings of French mayonnaise.