JEWISH FILM NIGHTS 

SUMMER 2014
 

Wednesday nights at 8 pm
at the Chabad Community Center, 472 Third Avenue
Refreshments Provided: Popcorn & Drinks
No Cost!!  Bring your friends and neighbors!

To RSVP or suggest a film, call (619) 702-8518 or email info@ChabadDowntown.com 

Summer Film Schedule

Wednesday, July 2nd 
A GLIMPSE THROUGH THE VEIL II 

Wondrous stories of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory. 
770 Eastern Parkway was the address thousands turned to in search of wisdom, comfort, and a miracle. Presented here are eight first-hand accounts of miraculous healing in the wake of the Rebbe’s blessings. 

 

Avalon (1990) PosterWednesday, July 9th 
AVALON

A Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.
The film recreates a world that has all but disappeared. A time when family was the center of our lives, children respected the adults and were expected to behave in a civilized manner, and the elder members of the family were revered. Relive your childhood - laugh one minute and cry the next! 

 

follow me.jpgWednesday, July 16th 
FOLLOW ME

The story of Yonatan Netanyahu, commander of an elite Israeli army commando unit who was killed during Operation Entebbe, a hostage-rescue mission carried out at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on July 4, 1976, after members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the German Revolutionary Cells hijacked an Air France plane with 248 passengers aboard.  

 

yankles movie.jpgWednesday, July 23rd
THE YANKLES
 The Yankles is about Charlie Jones, a professional baseball player who was released from the Los Angeles Spirits because of a drinking problem. Upon being paroled from prison after serving time for his third drunk driving conviction, Charlie endeavors to serve 192 hours mandatory community service by coaching baseball. Charlie soon discovers that the only people willing to give him a second chance are a group of Jewish, orthodox, yeshiva students who formed an upstart baseball team called The Yankles. Fortunately for Charlie, The Yankles are as desperate for a coach as he is for community service.  
      
Sholem Aleichem.jpg  Wednesday, July 30th
  SHOLEM ALEICHEM: LAUGHING IN THE DARKNESS

A riveting portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness tells the tale of the rebellious genius who created an entirely new literature. Plumbing the depths of a Jewish world locked in crisis and on the cusp of profound change, he captured that world with brilliant humor. Sholem Aleichem was not just a witness to the creation of a new modern Jewish identity, but one of the very men who forged it.

 

 

 SUMMER 2013 FILM SCHEDULE

When: Wednesday nights in July at 7:30 pm 
Where: Chabad Community Center, 472 Third Avenue 
Refreshments: Popcorn & Drinks
 
No Cost!!

RSVP not required although it would be nice. Bring your friends and neighbors! 
For more information, call (619) 702-8518 or email info@ChabadDowntown.com

Summer Film Schedule

Film NightsWednesday, July 3rd - "Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story"
Guest Speaker: Mr. Gary Rubin, Previous Editor of LA Times Sports Section  
Synopsis: The movie discusses how there have been key Jewish ballplayers in every decade since baseball started in the 1860s, and how that helped Jews assimilate and counteract the stereotype of Jews as cerebral but non-athletic. The film is in part about Jewish immigration and assimilation into American society, bigotry against Jews, the passing on of Jewish traditions even during assimilation, heroism, and the breaking of Jewish stereotypes.


Film NIghts  Wednesday, July 10th  
Against All Odds: In The Search Of Miracles 
Guest Speaker: Former IDF Drill Seargent, Dr. David Rosenberg 
Experience what some have called the modern miracles of Israel through the eyes of a seasoned journalist, Michael Greenspan, and explore the question: why has Israel survived against all the odds? This 13 part dramatic television series takes a fascinating journey into the documented stories of supernatural phenomenon, which birthed and preserved modern Israel. Eyewitness accounts and commentary by high ranking government officials, generals, soldiers, foreign leaders and rich dramatic recreations compel the audience to ask, are these events miracles? You decide.   
 

Fiddler on the RoofWednesday, July 17th - **FIDDLER ON THE ROOF**
at Lambs Player's Theatre - 1142 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118 
The Jewish Cultural Club has arranged for great tickets to the Fiddler on the Roof at the Lamb's Player's Theatre in Coronado.  Carpooling available.  This fresh, stirring and joyous production, draws on the fascinating musical tradition of the Klezmer band, with powerful dance numbers and an amazing cast of actor-singer-dancers.  Click here to buy your tickets!  
 

Everything Is Illuminated (2005) PosterWednesday, July 24th   
Everything Is Illuminated  
Guest Speaker: To Be Announced 
A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local. Alex, the interpreter, is an archetypal wild and crazy guy. Alex asks the old man, "Was there anti-Semitism in the Ukraine before the war?" Will they find the village? The past illuminates everything. 

 

A Glimpse through the Veil Wednesday, July 31st: A GLIMPSE THROUGH THE VEIL, 
Wondrous stories of the Rebbe, OB"M
 
Chasidism has always been known for its stories – stories of wisdom and wit, of piety and devotion, of comfort and salvation. In a 1932 letter, the Rebbe wrote: “Miracles, and retelling the wondrous deeds of the righteous, uplift the individual, evoking a desire to shake oneself free from the mundane; they stir the soul, even one mired in the depths…”  The documentary  features eight first-hand accounts of miraculous healing in the wake of the Rebbe’s blessings.

*Thanks to our Film Night Chairperson Simone Lund!*

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Previous viewing include:

2013 - Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story, Against All Odds: In The Search Of Miracles, Fiddler on The Roof live show, Everything Is Illuminated, A Glimpse Through The Veil: Wondrous stories of the Rebbe, OB"M

2012 - Little Traitor, Hiding & Seeking: Faith & Tolerance After The Holocaust, The Rape of Europa, Faithful and Fortified III, & Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber

2011 - Sensitivity: The Rebbe's Compassionate Attention to "The Little Things", Four Seasons Lodge, Masada, Undercover in Damasus

2010 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Faithful & Fortified, Keeping Up With the Steins, Beaufort, Crimes & Misdemeanors, The World of Shalom Aleichem, The Counterfeiters

2009 - Small Time Crooks, Defiance, The Disputation, Eretz Zavat Chalav, Frisco Kid, Escape from Sobibor, The Chosen, Munich,

2008 - Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Burial Society, Prisoner of Honor, Israel: Never a Dull Moment, Paperclips,
2007 - Hester Street, The Life & Times of Hank Greenberg, Raid on Entebbe, & The Code Conspiracy.