Arts & Entertainment

JCC Presents Five Engaging Films at Jewish Film Festival

34c99f2efdfe9750f137_The_Testament.jpg
a9dedddb11effcaeff1e_Bye_Bye_Germany.jpg
32fc1e3a5bec4152f9ce_Ben_Gurion_Epilogue.jpg
247b852800bc50b69a81_Humor_Me.jpg
128ea581305403cb8346_The_Last_Suit.jpg
34c99f2efdfe9750f137_The_Testament.jpg

WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ is pleased to present five films this spring at the Rialto NewVision Theater, 250 East Broad Street in Westfield. Screenings begin April 10 and run through May 7. All films start at 7:30 p.m.

We begin the spring series with The Testament on Tuesday, April 10. In The Testament, an uncompromising Holocaust researcher uncovers highly classified evidence that suggests a long-buried secret in this Best Film winner at the Haifa International Film Festival.

On Monday, April 16, we present Bye Bye Germany.  In this bittersweet and engaging salute to European Jews who chose to reclaim their lives, we meet a Holocaust survivor who winds his way through post-war Frankfurt.

Sign Up for E-News

Next up is Ben Gurion: Epilogue on Wednesday, April 25. This documentary is a rare and fortuitous piece of cinematic archeology which imparts new insights into David Ben Gurion, a treasured historic figure.  Amir Sagie, New York-based Deputy Consul General of Israel, will join us for a post-film discussion.

Humor Me showing on Tuesday, May 1 stars Elliot Gould.  It is a heartfelt father-son comedy about a struggling playwright who is forced to move in with his joke-telling dad in a New Jersey retirement community. 

Closing night on Monday, May 7 features The Last Suit about an aging Jewish tailor who leaves his life in Argentina to journey back through time and halfway around the world to find the man who saved him from death at Auschwitz in this bittersweet road trip movie.

Visit www.jccnj.org for more information, movie trailers and pricing for these interesting, thought-provoking films. Tickets can be purchased online at www.jccnj.org, by mail or in person at the JCC.

The Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ is made possible by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

The JCC of Central New Jersey is located at 1391 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains. The JCC of Central New Jersey is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, United Way of Greater Union County and the Westfield United Fund. Financial assistance is available for membership and various programs.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Springfield

Another Car Smashes into CVS on Morris Avenue in Union

April 22, 2018

UNION, NJ – For the third time in the past year, a car hit the CVS building at 2287 Morris Avenue at the corner of Commerce Avenue.

Union firefighters responded to a call at the CVS at about 12:50 p.m. Thursday.  According to Fire Chief Mike Scanio, a car had struck the building. The Union Fire Department Special Operations Team along with a township construction official ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 22, 2018

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...

Travels Spotlight: New Brunswick Ciclovia opens 2018 Season

April 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK  – New Brunswick Ciclovia will open its 2018 season on Sunday, April 22 for another fun day of open streets and active living for all. 

Now in its fifth year, New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community building by opening our streets and offering programming for all to enjoy. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., more ...

Sharing Strength, Giving Back: Become a Volunteer Advocate for Victims of Sexual Violence

April 23, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that openings are still available in the upcoming training series for Volunteer Advocates for victims of sexual violence. The sessions are scheduled twice weekly beginning on Tuesday, May 1 and continuing until Thursday, June 14.

The training is free. No previous experience in counseling is required. Volunteer Advocates work ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, April 24, 7:00 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

The History of Hanson Park and Surrounding ...

Education

Tue, April 24, 7:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Lenore Raphael Presents Ellington and More at ...

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_343f4e7d32430a1ca3f1_renoir4

Wed, April 25, 2:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Pierre-August Renoir: The Joys of Life at ...