REEL Judaism

Join us for an incredible lineup of engaging films that we can enjoy together! With Popcorn and Snacks too. No cost! Select Tuesdays at 7:30pm.

June 4 – BlacKkKlansman
Watch the incredible true story of an African American and a Jew that set out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detectives experience into the undercover investigation of a lifetime in this Oscar winning film from Spike Lee. (R) 2018. Host: Rabbi Gelfand.

June 11 – Foxtrot
In the greatest tradition of dark, Absurdist Theater this uniquely unsettling Israeli film brings the audience inside the gut-wrenching grief of parent’s losing a child to war. But the plot twist experienced by the grieving father is outdone by the surreal military experiences of his son. Winner of 8 Ophir (Israeli Oscar) awards. (NR) 2017. Host: Rabbi Jim Stoloff and Dr. Eric Alterman.

June 18 – Operation Finale
Fifteen years after the end of World War II, a team of top-secret Israeli agents travels to Argentina to track down Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann. Hoping to sneak him out of the country to stand trial, agent Peter Malkin soon finds himself playing a deadly game of cat and mouse. (PG-13) 2018. Host: Daniel Nadelmann, Executive Director.

June 25 – Disobedience
New York photographer Ronit Krushka flies to London after learning about the death of her estranged father. Ronit is returning to the same Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her decades earlier for her childhood attraction to Esti, a female friend. Their fortuitous and happy reunion soon reignites their burning passion as the two women explore boundaries of faith and sexuality. (R) 2017. Host: Barry Shainker, Educator & Dubbs Weinblatt, Keshet Associate Director of Education and Training.

July 16 – Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Documentary of Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr who fled an oppressive marriage to create a name for herself as one of Hollywood’s top leading ladies in the 1940s. Behind the glamour and sex appeal was a talented and inquisitive inventor who created a radio system that is the basis of Bluetooth. (NR) 2017. Host: Cantor Irena Altshul.

August 13 – Maktub: The Western Wall Gangsters
Parents experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. While his sedated wife rests, the father spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son.(R) 2017. Host: Rabbi David Reinhart