UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Israel Support Committee of Central New Jersey invites the community to attend this year’s Israel Documentary Film Festival. The films to be presented are:

  • IT IS NO DREAM follows  the life of Theodor Herzl, an assimilated secular Jew who became the father of the modern State of Israel. The movie explores the times in which Herzl, a well known journalist and playwright, took  upon himself the task of creating a Jewish Homeland in Palestine. It traces Herzl’s eight-year journey, that against all odds, led to the worldwide political movement (Zionism) that resulted in the establishment of the State of Israel 50 years later.
  • Sunday, Jan. 29, 2:00 p.m. at Congregation Israel, 339 Mountain Ave. Springfield.

 

  • A WOMAN CALLED GOLDA, features Ingrid Bergman in her farewell performance playing the Russian-born, Milwaukee-raised woman who rose to become Israel’s Prime Minister. The life of Golda Meir parallels Israel’s most formative years. She played important roles in the establishment of the State, its recognition by the UN, the building of the armed forces, and its multiple victories in defensive wars. This will be shown in two parts:

PART 1: From the early kibbutz years to the attempt to bring Holocaust survivors to Palestine will be screened on

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2:00 p.m. at Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah, 111 Valley Road, Clark.

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PART 2: From the 1947 UN Partition Plan  to the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War.

Sunday Feb. 19, 2:00 p.m. at Temple Beth El/Mekor Chayim, 338 Walnut St,. Cranford.

  1. SIX DAYS IN JUNE, 50 years ago in June 1967, Israel faced the combined armies of Egypt, Syria and Jordan, all backed by the Soviet Union. The war lasted only six days, but its aftermath changed the Middle East and America’s policy towards the region. This documentary, shot on location in Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Moscow and Washington, brings to life the war’s battles, politics, and personal stories of the extraordinary characters involved. It examines how the war came about, how it was fought, and how it reshaped the regional political landscape.  

Sunday March 5th,  2:00 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel, 18 Shalom Way, Scotch Plains.

These films are open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. A $5 donation is suggested. For further information and reservations contact Conrad at 908-531-8228 or conradwho@gmail.com.

The Israel Support Committee has representatives from Congregation Anshe Chesed of Linden, Congregation Beth Israel of Scotch Plains, Congregation  Israel of Springfield, Chabad of Union County in Fanwood, Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah of Clark, Temple Beth El/Mekor Chayim of Cranford, Temple Emanu-El of Westfield, and Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains. The committee’s mission is to educate, advocate and provide opportunities to support the people and State of Israel.