The Landon Piano Quartet
Shepherd School of Music of Rice University, Houston, TX

Conservatory Chamber Music Concert Series

From its inception in 1974, the Shepherd School has emphasized orchestral, chamber music, and opera as the central elements of its performing curriculum. The Shepherd School is widely considered as one of the greatest music schools in the US.

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NJJFF Opening Night: Promise at Dawn

Director: Eric Barbier 2017, 131 minutes
France / French 
Literary adaptation, Memoir
ADULT CONTENT, NUDITY

Dessert Reception to follow

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NJJFF Double Feature:

How to Swim
Director: Noa Gusakov
2018, 15 minutes
Israel / Hebrew
Motherhood, Black Comedy

In Her Footsteps
Director: Rana Abu-Fraiha
2017, 70 minutes
Israel / Hebrew, Arabic
Israeli-Arab relations, Documentary

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NJJFF Presents:  The Tobacconist
Screened at Bow-Tie Cinemas, South Orange

Director: Nikolaus Leytner
2018, 108 minutes
Germany / German
Literary adaptation, History, Friendship
ADULT CONTENT, NUDITY

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NJJFF Presents: The Interpreter

Director: Martin Šulík
2018, 114 minutes
Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria  
German, Slovakian
History, Drama-Comedy

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NJJFF Double Feature

Travelogue Tel Aviv
Director: Samuel Patthey
2017, 6 minutes
Switzerland / (No dialogue)
Israel, Travel, Student film, Animation, Short

The Unorthodox
Director: Eliran Malka
2018, 94 minutes
Israel / Hebrew
True story, History, Religion, Politics

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NJJFF Presents: Stockholm

Director: Daniel Syrkin
2018, 155 minutes
Israel / Hebrew
Comedy, Life Experiences

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NJJFF Presents: Redemption

Directors: Joseph Madmony & Boaz Yehonatan Yacov
2018, 104 minutes
Israel / Hebrew
Religion, Family, Music, Drama

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NJJFF & ReelAbilities Presents: Scaffolding

Director: Matan Yair
2017, 90 minutes
Israel, Poland / Hebrew
Family, Coming of Age, Special Needs

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NJJFF Presents: Simon & Theodore

Director: Mikael Buch
2018, 84 minutes
France / French
Comedy-drama, Family

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NJJFF Presents: The Syrian Patient

Director: Racheli Schwartz
2017, 61 minutes
Israel / Hebrew, Arabic
Israeli-Arab relations, War, Humanity

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NJJFF Presents: Wajib

Director: Annemarie Jacir
2017, 97 minutes
Palestinian Territories / Arabic
Comedy-Drama, Israel-Arab Relations, Family

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NJJFF Double Feature

Death Metal Grandma
Director: Leah Galant
2018, 15 minutes
USA / English
Biography, Music, Survivor, Short

The Mamboniks
Director: Lex Gillespie
2019, 90 minutes
USA / English
Dance, Culture, Documentary

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NJJFF Presents: Who Will Write Our History?

Director: Roberta Grossman
2018, 94 minutes
USA, Poland / English, Polish, Yiddish
History, Holocaust, Occupation

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NJJFF Presents: Working Woman

Director: Michal Aviad
2018, 93 minutes
Israel / Hebrew
Women, Me Too Movement, Family
ADULT CONTENT

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NJJFF Presents: You Only Die Twice

Director: Yair Lev
2018, 92 minutes
Israel, Austria / Hebrew, English, German, Serbo-Croatian
Holocaust, World War II

Post-screening discussion via Skype with Filmmaker

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NJJFF Presents: Golda's Balcony, The Film

Director: Scott Schwartz
2019, 86 minutes
USA / English
History, Israel

Post-screening discussion with Emmy and Tony
Award-Nominated Actress, Tovah Feldshuh

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NJJFF Double Feature:

Boxes
Director: Jeremy Borison
2018, 13 minutes
USA / English
LBGTQ, Family, Secrets, Short

Echo
Directors: Amikam Kovner & Assaf Snir
2018, 92 minutes
Israel / Hebrew
Family, Marriage
ADULT CONTENT

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NJJFF Presents: Back to Berlin

Director: Catherine Lurie
2018, 76 minutes
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Romania, Slovakia 
English, Hebrew, Hungarian, Romanian, Polish
History, Family, Holocaust

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NJJFF Presents: Family in Transition

Director: Ophir Trainin
2018, 70 minutes
Israel / Hebrew
Transgender, Family

Post-screening discussion with Abby Stein, American Transgender Activist

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NJJFF Closing Night Double Feature:

The Outer Circle
Director: Adam Baroukh
2017, 13 minutes
United Kingdom / English, Arabic, Hebrew
Religion, Family, Short

The Other Story
Director: Avi Nesher
2018, 117 minutes
Israel / Hebrew
Religion, Family, Drama

Dessert Reception to follow

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Martin Fletcher, Promised Land

Jewish Authors and Ideas Series

PROMISED LAND, A sweeping family saga set against the founding of Israel, begins when one brother is sent west to America to escape the Nazis and the other is sent east to the death camps. They reunite in the nascent Jewish state, where one becomes a successful businessman and the other, a top Mossad agent. As their new homeland faces extraordinary obstacles, the brothers’ intrigues and jealousies threaten to tear their lives apart.

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Ariel Burger, Witness, Lesson’s Learned from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom

Jewish Authors and Ideas Series

Ariel Burger first met Elie Wiesel at age fifteen; he became his student in his 20s, and his teaching assistant in his 30s. WITNESS: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom chronicles the intimate conversations between these two men over decades, as Burger sought counsel on matters of intellect, spirituality, and faith, while navigating his own personal journey from boyhood to manhood, from student and assistant to rabbi and, in time, teacher.

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The Amazing Maze of Sound

Authors and Concerts for Children & Families

Join JCC MetroWest as we celebrate Israel’s 71st anniversary! Two of Israel’s leading contemporary musicians will perform well known songs, soundtracks and original pieces in a unique adaptation that will display their unique approach to sound and give our audience a glance into the music makin process, experiencing sound in a fresh, fun way.

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Stuart E. Eizenstat, President Carter, The White House Years

Jewish Authors and Ideas Series

In PRESIDENT CARTER: The White House Years, Stuart E. Eizenstat presents a comprehensive history of the Carter Administration, demonstrating that Carter was the most impactful, consequential modern-era one-term U.S. President. Eizenstat documents Carter’s many lasting accomplishments
which continue to shape American politics at home and abroad.

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The Mount Vernon Virtuosi String Orchestra

Conservatory Chamber Music Concert Series

The Mount Vernon Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra Concerts Peabody Conservatory cello faculty artist, Amit Peled, has established the Mount Vernon Virtusi Chamber Orchestra to nurture, train and support local graduate music students as well as to give them a platform to continue their musical journey while preparing for professional orchestra auditions.

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For more information about our Gaelen Art Series, contact Katy Strulson at 973-530-3915 or kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org


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