THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF DAVID A. BECKERMAN FOUNDATION

 

The JCC of Greater New Haven is excited to present the Second Annual Beckerman Jewish Film Series April 2-May 11, 2017: a diverse collection of Jewish and Israeli films to be shown in the Greater New Haven area, including Westville, Hamden, Branford, Seymour, Woodbridge, West Haven, Madison, and New Haven. The films selected explore a variety of comedic, dramatic, historical, and modern themes, both classics and new releases. Partnering with the JCC is an array of community organizations across the region: Historic Lyric Hall, Yale University’s Department of Judaic Studies, Congregation Mishkan Israel (Hamden), Guilford Library, The Jewish Federation’s Shoreline and Women’s Philanthropy departments, Woodbridge Town Library, Tower One Tower East, the Jewish Federation’s Young Israeli Emissaries, Madison Art Cinemas, and Hadassah chapters from the Shoreline and Wepawaug Valley. Support for the film series comes from the Beckerman Family Foundation, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, and CT Humanities.

 

Tickets will be available at the door for each event. However, RSVP-ing will guarantee your seat.

 

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

 

For more information contact Program Associate, Grace Koo, gracek@jccnh.org, (203) 387-2424 x228

 

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  • RAISE THE ROOF

    Sunday, April 2 | 2:00 PM | $10
    Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Ave., New Haven
    Talkback: Deb Gaudette, Temple Beth David and John Cavaliere, Lyric Hall

    Artists Rick and Laura Brown embark on a 10-year pursuit to reconstruct the elaborate roof and painted ceiling of the Gwoździec synagogue in Poland. Leading 300+ volunteers from 16 countries, the Browns grapple with the World War II Nazi-era destruction.

    Partners:
    Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, Lyric Hall

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    Sunday, April 2 | 2:00 PM | $10
    Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Ave., New Haven
    Talkback: Deb Gaudette, Temple Beth David and John Cavaliere, Lyric Hall

    Artists Rick and Laura Brown embark on a 10-year pursuit to reconstruct the elaborate roof and painted ceiling of the Gwoździec sy...

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    Sunday, April 2 | 2:00 PM | $10
    Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Ave., New Haven
    Talkback: Deb Gaudette, Temple Beth David and John Cavaliere, Lyric Hall

    Artists Rick and Laura Brown emba...

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    Sunday, April 2 | 2:00 PM | $10
    Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Ave., New Haven
    Talkback: Deb Gaudette, Temple Beth Davi...

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  • THE KIND WORDS

    Thursday, April 6 | 6:30 PM | FREE
    Luce Hall, Yale, 34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven
    Talkback: Shiri Goren & Orit Yeret, The Modern Hebrew Program at Yale University

    Jerusalem siblings Dorona, Netanel, & Shai set out to unravel newly discovered family secrets in their mother’s native Algiers after her death. As the pieces come together, the siblings find themselves reevaluating their own identities.


    Partners:
    Council on Middle East Studies & The Hebrew Program, Yale Un...

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    Thursday, April 6 | 6:30 PM | FREE
    Luce Hall, Yale, 34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven
    Talkback: Shiri Goren & Orit Yeret, The Modern Hebrew Program at Yale University

    Jerusalem siblings Dorona, Netanel, & Shai set out to unravel newly discovered family secrets in their mother’s na...

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    Thursday, April 6 | 6:30 PM | FREE
    Luce Hall, Yale, 34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven
    Talkback: Shiri Goren & Orit Yeret, The Modern Hebrew Program at Yale University

    Jerusalem siblin...

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    Thursday, April 6 | 6:30 PM | FREE
    Luce Hall, Yale, 34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven
    Talkback: Shiri Goren & Orit Ye...

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    Thursday, April 6 | 6:30 PM | FREE
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  • DENIAL

    Sunday, April 9 | 2:00 PM | $10
    The Strand Theater, 165 Main St., Seymour
    Talkback Following Film

    Based on a true story, Denial recounts Deborah Lipstadt’s legal battle for historical truth against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier.

    Talkback: Dr. Lauren Kempton, Practitioner in Residence, University of New Haven.







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    Sunday, April 9 | 2:00 PM | $10
    The Strand Theater, 165 Main St., Seymour
    Talkback Following Film

    Based on a true story, Denial recounts Deborah Lipstadt’s legal battle for historical truth against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier...

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    Sunday, April 9 | 2:00 PM | $10
    The Strand Theater, 165 Main St., Seymour
    Talkback Following Film

    Based on a true story, Denial recounts Deborah Lipstadt’s legal battle for hist...

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    Sunday, April 9 | 2:00 PM | $10
    The Strand Theater, 165 Main St., Seymour
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  • STREIT’S: MATZO AND THE AMERICAN DREAM

    Thursday, April 13, First Screening

    7:00 PM | FREE | Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Rd., Hamden
    Talkback: Rabbi Herb Brockman

    While other matzo companies have modernized, Streit’s remained a piece of living history, churning out 40 percent of the nation’s unleavened bread on pre-War machinery as old as the factory itself. 

    Partners: Congregation Miskhan Israel, Evergreen Woods


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    Thursday, April 13, First Screening

    7:00 PM | FREE | Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Rd., Hamden
    Talkback: Rabbi Herb Brockman

    While other matzo companies have modernized, Streit’s remained a piece of living history, churning out 40 percent of the nation’s unleavene...

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    Thursday, April 13, First Screening

    7:00 PM | FREE | Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Rd., Hamden
    Talkback: Rabbi Herb Brockman

    While other matzo companies have modernized...

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    Thursday, April 13, First Screening

    7:00 PM | FREE | Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Rd., Hamden
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  • STREIT’S: MATZO AND THE AMERICAN DREAM

    Thursday, April 13, Second Screening

    7:30 PM | FREE | Evergreen Woods, 88 Notch Hill Rd., North Branford
    Talkback: Film Director, Michael Levine

    While other matzo companies have modernized, Streit’s remained a piece of living history, churning out 40 percent of the nation’s unleavened bread on pre-War machinery as old as the factory itself. 


    Partners: Congregation Miskhan Israel, Evergreen Woods

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    Thursday, April 13, Second Screening

    7:30 PM | FREE | Evergreen Woods, 88 Notch Hill Rd., North Branford
    Talkback: Film Director, Michael Levine

    While other matzo companies have modernized, Streit’s remained a piece of living history, churning out 40 percent of the nation’...

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    Thursday, April 13, Second Screening

    7:30 PM | FREE | Evergreen Woods, 88 Notch Hill Rd., North Branford
    Talkback: Film Director, Michael Levine

    While other matzo companies have...

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    Thursday, April 13, Second Screening

    7:30 PM | FREE | Evergreen Woods, 88 Notch Hill Rd., North Branford
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  • REMEMBER

    Thursday, April 20 | 7:00 PM | FREE
    Woodbridge Town Library, 10 Newton Rd., Woodbridge

    A gripping thriller in which the darkest chapter of the 20th century collides with a contemporary mission of revenge. At 86, Auschwitz Survivor, Zev Guttman, voyages across the Atlantic to bring his family’s killer to justice.



    Partners: The Woodbridge Town Library



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    Thursday, April 20 | 7:00 PM | FREE
    Woodbridge Town Library, 10 Newton Rd., Woodbridge

    A gripping thriller in which the darkest chapter of the 20th century collides with a contemporary mission of revenge. At 86, Auschwitz Survivor, Zev Guttman, voyages across the Atlantic to brin...

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    Thursday, April 20 | 7:00 PM | FREE
    Woodbridge Town Library, 10 Newton Rd., Woodbridge

    A gripping thriller in which the darkest chapter of the 20th century collides with a contempo...

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    Thursday, April 20 | 7:00 PM | FREE
    Woodbridge Town Library, 10 Newton Rd., Woodbridge

    A gripping thriller in ...

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    Thursday, April 20 | 7:00 PM | FREE
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  • THE WOMEN’S BALCONY

    Thursday, April 27 | 7:00 PM | $10
    Reception: 6:00 PM | $5
    Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas , 86 Temple St., New Haven
    Talkback Following Film

    When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, the congregation falls into crisis. A rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.

    Partners: Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, PJ Library, Wepawaug, CT Valley-West Rock Hadassah Chapter


    WATCH TRAILER

    Thursday, April 27 | 7:00 PM | $10
    Reception: 6:00 PM | $5
    Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas , 86 Temple St., New Haven
    Talkback Following Film

    When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, the congregation falls into crisis. A rousing, good-hearted tale about women sp...

    WATCH TRAILER

    Thursday, April 27 | 7:00 PM | $10
    Reception: 6:00 PM | $5
    Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas , 86 Temple St., New Haven
    Talkback Following Film

    When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox ...

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    Thursday, April 27 | 7:00 PM | $10
    Reception: 6:00 PM | $5
    Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas , 86 Temple St., New Haven
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    Thursday, April 27 | 7:00 PM | $10
    Reception: 6:00 PM | $5
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  • BENEATH THE HELMET: FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO THE HOME FRONT

    Sunday, April 30
    Yom HaZikaron Ceremony with Israeli Emissaries: 6:30 PM
    Screening: 7:00 PM | FREE
    Temple Emanuel, 150 Derby Ave., Orange
    Talkback: Lieutenant Aviv Regev, soldier from film

    The story of five Israeli high school graduates entering the army. Away from their homes, families, and friends the soldiers undergo a demanding, inspiring journey.

    Partners: Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, CT Humanities, Temple Emanuel

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    Sunday, April 30
    Yom HaZikaron Ceremony with Israeli Emissaries: 6:30 PM
    Screening: 7:00 PM | FREE
    Temple Emanuel, 150 Derby Ave., Orange
    Talkback: Lieutenant Aviv Regev, soldier from film

    The story of five Israeli high school graduates entering the army. Away from their homes...

    WATCH TRAILER

    Sunday, April 30
    Yom HaZikaron Ceremony with Israeli Emissaries: 6:30 PM
    Screening: 7:00 PM | FREE
    Temple Emanuel, 150 Derby Ave., Orange
    Talkback: Lieutenant Aviv Regev, soldier f...

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    Sunday, April 30
    Yom HaZikaron Ceremony with Israeli Emissaries: 6:30 PM
    Screening: 7:00 PM | FREE
    Temple Emanu...

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  • INDIGNATION

    Thursday, May 4 | 7:00 PM
    $5 with Student ID | $10
    Bucknall Theater, UNH , 300 Boston Post Rd., West Haven

    In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, enrolls at a small Ohio college. Struggling with puritanical conformism as he navigates first love and social pressure, Marcus must justify his beliefs to his peers, professors, and over-protective family.





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    Thursday, May 4 | 7:00 PM
    $5 with Student ID | $10
    Bucknall Theater, UNH , 300 Boston Post Rd., West Haven

    In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, enrolls at a small Ohio college. Struggling with puritanical conformism as he navigates first love and soci...

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    Thursday, May 4 | 7:00 PM
    $5 with Student ID | $10
    Bucknall Theater, UNH , 300 Boston Post Rd., West Haven

    In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, enrolls...

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    Thursday, May 4 | 7:00 PM
    $5 with Student ID | $10
    Bucknall Theater, UNH , 300 Boston Post Rd., West Haven

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    Thursday, May 4 | 7:00 PM
    $5 with Student ID | $10
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  • RAISE THE ROOF

    Sunday, May 7 | 10:00 AM | $10
    Madison Art Cinemas, 761 Boston Post Rd., Madison
    Talkback: Filmmaker, Cary Wolinsky

    Artists Rick and Laura Brown embark on a 10-year pursuit to reconstruct the elaborate roof and painted ceiling of the Gwoździec synagogue in Poland. Leading 300+ volunteers from 16 countries, the Browns grapple with the World War II Nazi-era destruction.

    Partners: Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, Madison Art Cinemas


    WATCH TRAILER

    Sunday, May 7 | 10:00 AM | $10
    Madison Art Cinemas, 761 Boston Post Rd., Madison
    Talkback: Filmmaker, Cary Wolinsky

    Artists Rick and Laura Brown embark on a 10-year pursuit to reconstruct the elaborate roof and painted ceiling of the Gwoździec synagogue in Poland. Leading 30...

    WATCH TRAILER

    Sunday, May 7 | 10:00 AM | $10
    Madison Art Cinemas, 761 Boston Post Rd., Madison
    Talkback: Filmmaker, Cary Wolinsky

    Artists Rick and Laura Brown embark on a 10-year pursuit to rec...

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    Sunday, May 7 | 10:00 AM | $10
    Madison Art Cinemas, 761 Boston Post Rd., Madison
    Talkback: Filmmaker, Cary Wolin...

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  • THE AGE OF LOVE

    Tuesday, May 9 | 7:00 PM | FREE
    Tower One/Tower East , 18 Tower Ln., New Haven
    Talkback: Film Director, Steven Loring

    A humorous adventure of 30 seniors in Rochester, NY who sign up for a speed dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year-olds. From anxious anticipation through the dates that follow, it’s a tale of intrepid seniors who discover how desires change—or don’t—from first love to the far reaches of life.

    Partners: Tower One/Tower East


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    Tuesday, May 9 | 7:00 PM | FREE
    Tower One/Tower East , 18 Tower Ln., New Haven
    Talkback: Film Director, Steven Loring

    A humorous adventure of 30 seniors in Rochester, NY who sign up for a speed dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year-olds. From anxious anticipation through t...

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    Tuesday, May 9 | 7:00 PM | FREE
    Tower One/Tower East , 18 Tower Ln., New Haven
    Talkback: Film Director, Steven Loring

    A humorous adventure of 30 seniors in Rochester, NY who sign ...

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    Tuesday, May 9 | 7:00 PM | FREE
    Tower One/Tower East , 18 Tower Ln., New Haven
    Talkback: Film Director, Steven L...

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  • DISTURBING THE PEACE

    Thursday, May 11 | 7:00 PM | $10
    Branford Stadium 12, 325 East Main St., Branford
    Talkback: Rabbi Joshua Ratner, Jewish Community Relations Council & Imam Omer Bajwa, Yale Chaplain’s Office

    Once committed to armed battle, Israeli and Palestinian soldiers come together as non-violent peace activists to form the Combatants for Peace organization.

    Partners: Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, ReConsider, Shoreline Hadassah



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    Thursday, May 11 | 7:00 PM | $10
    Branford Stadium 12, 325 East Main St., Branford
    Talkback: Rabbi Joshua Ratner, Jewish Community Relations Council & Imam Omer Bajwa, Yale Chaplain’s Office

    Once committed to armed battle, Israeli and Palestinian soldiers come together as non-v...

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    Thursday, May 11 | 7:00 PM | $10
    Branford Stadium 12, 325 East Main St., Branford
    Talkback: Rabbi Joshua Ratner, Jewish Community Relations Council & Imam Omer Bajwa, Yale Chaplain...

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    Thursday, May 11 | 7:00 PM | $10
    Branford Stadium 12, 325 East Main St., Branford
    Talkback: Rabbi Joshua Ratner,...

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