Jewish Films from Around the World!

Join us as we celebrate our T W E L F T H Season!

Welcome to the 2014-2015 film series.

We are excited about our selections for this season which represent all aspects of good films to suit every taste.  We will continue to present the Israeli serial ‘SRUGIM” most months (except February and April);   TBI Deli West will be open for business on designated evenings.  The Deli will open at 5:45 PM and will remain open until 7:00 PM.  This should accommodate those who wish to watch the on-going serial which will begin promptly at 6:30 PM.   The main feature will begin at 7:20 PM.  Season tickets will continue to be $45.00 and a single ticket will be $8.00.

Due to the Jewish Holiday of Sukkot, our opening film will be shown on Saturday, October 18. As part of the Sukkot Celebration, Temple Beth Israel will also be showing ROAD TO EDEN by Doug Passon featuring music by Dan Nichols and Eighteen.  Doug will be on hand to discuss this film and Dan will perform in the Sukkah.  Our last film, May 2, is part of the Israeli Independence Weekend sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Central California.  Both of these films are in addition to the season and will be complimentary.  In other words, there is no additional charge.

The committee wants to continue to choose quality films and keep your cost reasonable. The Deli West is our creative measure to help make this possible.  We have had positive “feed-back” on TBI DELI-WEST.  What a way to spend an evening: food, film, and good friends. Your dinner RSVP is essential.  This will ensure that we have a sufficient amount of food. 

Our main features are:
October 9…. ROAD TO EDEN:  “The Road to Eden” is a feature-length documentary film that captures the essence of Judaism's most profound teachings about our connection to the earth, the fragility of existence, and our dream of a world perfected”.  (As part of the Sukkot Celebration.)
:  Why are there so many Jewish comedians?  “When Comedy Went to School”  answers this question with an entertaining portrait of this country’s greatest generation of comics – Laughs galore with this saucy, entertaining documentary with the likes of Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, and Jerry Stiller.  ***Deli:  CORNED BEEF SANDWICHES

November 8:…..THE RAPE of EUROPA: This is the real story of “THE MONUMENT MEN”.  This film examines the artistic tastes of Hitler and his leading advisors and how they looted many of the great museums.  It describes the vast hordes of art, furniture and religious objects the Nazis stashed in castles, salt mines and bunkers in Germany and Austria, and the noble efforts to recover, protect and return them to the countries from which they were stolen.
December 13:….THE ZIGZAG KID: A witty, spirited, and action-packed adventure about an almost-thirteen-year old boy named Nano, his world of confusions, fears and fantasies….Nano wants to be just like his father-the best inspector in the world. Unfortunately, he is always getting into mischief! 
January 10: AFTERMATH………. When Franek Kalina returns to his hometown in Poland after 20 years of living in Chicago, he discovers that his brother Jozef is being shunned by the town-people.  Soon both brothers are forced to confront the village’s mysterious history and its buried secrets which date back to WW ll. ***Deli   SOUP, CHEESE PIZZA AND SALAD           
February 14:  THE SECRETS……. The Secrets skillfully presents the quandaries facing Naomi, the studious, devoutly religious daughter of a prominent rabbi, who convinces her father to postpone her marriage for a year so that she might study at a Jewish seminary for women in the ancient Kabalistic seat of Safed.  Naomi’s quest for individuality takes a defiant turn when she befriends Michelle, a free-spirited and equally headstrong fellow student.  This is a mature film with adult content. ***Deli:  DAIRY SALADS
March 14:LEA AND DARIA………. A film that takes you back to the magical world of the 1940s theatre, musicals and dance.  But what happens to the two child stars when the music stops and the Nazis arrive?  This is the true story of Lea and Daria- the Shirley Temples of Croatian theatre.  The girls shared their incredible talents, rivalry and friendship.
April 11:  HOLY LAND HARDBALL…… When Boston bagel maker Larry Baras wanted to create a professional baseball league in Israel, his idea was met with incredulity dismissal and even hostility.  He attempted it anyway. Holy-land Hardball is an engaging account of his dream to bring America’s pastime to the Middle East.  ***Deli   HOT DOGS …. what else!!!!

May 2: EXODUS 1947….After World War ll, a group of private American citizens banded together in a clandestine effort to transport Holocaust survivors to Palestine. On July 11, 1947, in the port of Sete, France, 4500 Jewish refugees were crammed into the hull of a decrepit steamship later named Exodus 47. (SPONSORED BY THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA)

We want to thank you for the tremendous support you have given us for the past 10+ years now!

Here’s seeing you at the movies!

The Committee:
Elizabeth, Saretta, Rita, Murray, Betty, Suzie, Janice, Judy, Sharyn and Sylvia
 Questions and/or reservations call
439-9638 or 285-0013  email kassel9638@gmail


Temple Beth Israel, 6622 N. Maroa Ave. Fresno CA 93704

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