Morning at the Movies

20150503-bjep-0889Each year our Movie Maven picks a few engaging Jewish-themed movies for parents to enjoy over bagels and coffee. Requests or questions? Contact our Movie Maven Lynda Diamond at

Join us in the Olin Sang Auditorium

Sunday, February 11, 2017, 10am
In A Yiddish World Remembered, the story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe is brought to life again by some of the remaining eyewitnesses. Narrated by Academy Award nominated actor Elliott Gould and accompanied by never-before-seen archival films, vintage photographs, and, of course, traditional Klezmer and Cantorial music, the documentary takes a realistic and enlightening look at this unique and all-but-vanished way of life. (60 minutes plus over 20 minutes of additional interviews and footage.)


Sunday, March 26, 2017, 10am

A Home on the Range tells the little-  known story of Jews who fled the  pogroms and hardships of Eastern  Europe and traveled to California to  become chicken ranchers. Even in the  sweatshops of New York, word spread  about the town of Petaluma where the Jews were not the shopkeepers and the professionals, they were the farmers. Meet this fractious, idealistic, intrepid group of Eastern European Jews and their descendants as they confront obstacles of language and culture on their journey towards becoming Americans. (1 hour 40 minutes)


Sunday, April 23, 2017, 10am

A Life Apart: Hasidism in America, is the first in-depth documentary about a distinctive, traditional Eastern European religious community. In an historic migration after World War II, Hasidism found it most vital center in America. Both challenging and embracing American values, Hasidim seek those things which many Americans find most precious: family, community, and a close relationship to God. Integrating critical and analytical scholarship with a portrait of the daily life, beliefs, and history of contemporary Hasidic Jews in New York City, the film focuses on the conflicts, burdens, and rewards of the Hasidic way of life. (PBS Production/ 90 minutes)

Upcoming Events

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