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Film

  • ‘On the Map’ film screening at Temple Sinai relates story of Israel’s 1977 basketball championship win

    By jwadmin on August 9, 2017
    SARATOGA SPRINGS – “On the Map,” a film that tells the against–all-odds story of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s 1977 European basketball championship will be screened at Temple Sinai in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. Temple Sinai is located at 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. A panel discussion and dessert reception will also be featured. “This award winning film, currently making […]
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  • ‘Shalom Italia,’  a study in Holocaust recollection to be shown on WMHT

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2017
    On the run from Nazis, three Italian Jewish brothers spent months during their childhood hiding in a cave in the Tuscan countryside. Nearly 70 years later, after emigrating to Israel, the three reunite in the country they were forced to abandon and rediscover their hiding place. “For years I’ve wanted to find that cave, the place to which we owe […]
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  • ‘Waltz with Bashir ’ film screening set for Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2017
    SARATOGA SPRINGS–The Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival continues with a film screening on Sunday, July 23, at 7 p.m. of “Waltz with Bashir,” an animated film that tries to reconstruct how and why thousands of innocent civilians were massacred during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon when those with the power to stop the invasion took no action. The film will […]
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  • Berkshire Jewish Film Festival opens

    By jwadmin on July 12, 2017
    The Berkshire Jewish Film Festival has announced its 31st consecutive season on six Mondays from July 10 through Aug. 14. The films will be presented in the Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., Lenox, Mass. Twelve films will be featured. A variety of films originating in the United States, Israel, the Netherlands, Denmark, Hungary and Poland will […]
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  • Quentin Tarantino gets engaged to Israeli singer Daniela Pick

    By jwadmin on July 5, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Quentin Tarantino has become engaged to an Israeli singer, Daniela Pick.The famed director and the 33-year-old musician and model, the daughter of Israeli singer and songwriter Tzvika Pick, were recently engaged in Los Angeles, Ynet News reported. “It’s true, we’re very happy and very excited,” Pick told Ynet of the engagement. The couple started dating […]
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  • Kirk Douglas: How the 100-year-old found true love

    By jwadmin on June 26, 2017
    By TOM TUGEND LOS ANGELES (JTA) – When movie star Kirk Douglas married Anne Buydens in Las Vegas, the justice of the peace asked Anne to raise her hand and repeat after him, “I take thee, Kirk, for my lawful husband.” Anne, who had recently arrived in the United States from Europe, raised her hand and proudly proclaimed, “I take thee, […]
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  • Are we facing decay of small-town life?

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2017
    I was  moved by the stories and the similarities to what we and many other small Jewish communities are facing. I also identified with some of the characters who sense a calling to keep their synagogues and Jewish communities alive,” said Mark Hoffman, president of Shaaray Tefila of Glens Falls, organizer of the program, as he explained to The Jewish […]
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  • United in remembering; group sponsors film about Righteous Gentiles

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    “My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes”  was recently screened at Proctors GE Theatre. It was co-sponsored by the Jewish-Catholic Dialogue Committee, Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY, and  the American Italian Heritage Museum. Prior to the film, La Rabinessa Liora Kelman of Congregation Beth Israel  in Schenectady shared  how her  family, the Saranos of Milan, were […]
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  • Richard Gere on channeling his ‘inner schlub’ in ‘Norman’

    By jwadmin on April 14, 2017
    By CURT SCHLEIER (JTA) – Richard Gere is sexy, suave, tough. He’s been the star of a constellation of films, from “American Gigolo” to “Pretty Woman,” “An Officer and a Gentleman” to “Primal Fear.” At 67, the onetime People magazine Sexiest Man of the Year (1999) still has the looks and charm of a leading man. So what is Richard […]
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  • ‘Moonlight’ named best picture at Academy Awards after ‘La La Land’ mix-up: Jewish connections

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – “Moonlight” was named best picture at the 2017 Academy Awards after “La La Land” producers gave acceptance speeches onstage after being announced erroneously as the winner. “La La Land” did take home six Oscars at the ceremony Sunday night in Los Angeles after being nominated for 14, tying the record set by “All About Eve” and […]
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