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St. Paul JCC

September 2019

Conversations That Matter with Dick Edwards

September 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
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$18

Dick Edwards, retired Mayo Clinic Eldercare Specialist and author of Mom, Dad Can We Talk? Insight and Perspectives to Help Us Do What’s Best for Our Aging Parents will help us learn about ways to navigate this stage of family life as our parents age.

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TCJFF Film Screening – Back to Maracanã

September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
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$12

Opening Night! The only thing more important in life than family is soccer. Roberto (40), divorced with a failing business, his son Itay (11), a spoiled child that snubs his father and despises soccer, and the grandfather Samuel (76), an enthusiastic soccer fan that recently found out he doesn’t have much time to live, depart spontaneously to the World Cup Games in Brazil – their former homeland. Their unplanned trip turns into a emotional journey that changes all of them…

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TCJFF Film Screening – Black Honey: The Life and Poetry of Avraham Sutzever

September 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
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$12

As long as Abraham Sutzkever lived, he wouldn’t let a film about his life be made. Today, eight years after his passing, Black Honey tells the incredible story of the greatest Yiddish poet of modern times. The man who led the Paper Brigade underground movement that saved Jewish manuscripts from the Nazis, survived the WWII due to Stalin sending him a private rescue plane, testified in the Nuremberg Trials, and immigrated to Israel in 1947 where he led Yiddish culture,…

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TCJFF Film Screening – The Museum

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
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$12

The Museum is a film that seeks to explore the Israeli soul through the galleries, storerooms and visitors of the Israel Museum, Israel’s most important cultural institution. This is a documentary puzzle, simultaneously intriguing and amusing, which attempts to define the unique essence of the museum within the exceptional geographical, historical and political context in which it functions. With a trenchant, ironic eye the film follows the visitors, observes the observers, listens to the speakers and descends to the storerooms,…

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TCJFF Film Screening – An Evening with Ori Elon, Co- Creator of Shtisel

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
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$12

MINNEAPOLIS JEWISH FEDERATION ISRAEL CENTER CO-PRESENTS: An Evening with Ori Elon, Co-creator of Shtisel Ori Elon is an Israeli author and filmmaker, who co-created the critically acclaimed television drama Shtisel, that brings viewers inside the life of the Haredi community in Jerusalem. Available on Netflix, the series has become an international hit, and has won 17 Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Script for Drama. This rare event will treat audiences to a behind the scenes look at the hit Israeli…

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TCJFF Film Screening – King Bibi

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
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$12

Twenty years before the spectacle of Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu already understood the political benefits of a toxic relationship with the media, and direct communication with the public. King Bibi explores Netanyahus rise to power, relying solely on archival footage of his media performances over the years: from his days as a popular guest expert on American TV, through his public confession of adultery, and his mastery of the art of social media. From one studio to another, Bibi evolved…

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TCJFF Film Screening – From Cairo to the Cloud

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
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$12

From Cairo to the Cloud – The World of the Cairo Geniza tells the story of an astonishing collection of ancient manuscripts hidden for centuries in a Cairo synagogue, and their remarkable odyssey to the modern world. The Cairo Geniza revolutionized our understanding of Jewish history and illuminated a thousand years of vibrant Jewish life in the heart of the Islamic world. An accidental archive of more than half a million documents, the Cairo Geniza reveals the richness of Judeo-Arabic…

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TCJFF Film Screening – Shorts Night

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
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$12

Limited only by their run time, short films transcend traditional storytelling and are an important part of cinema, storytelling, and culture. Our Shorts Night offers an extraordinary evening featuring six short films ranging from a narrative drama, to a crime documentary, to a thriller. Films include Black Hat, The Driver is Red, Oshri, Almost Liam, R4CH43L, and The Fiddle. The Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival Shorts Night has something for everyone.

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TCJFF Film Screening – The Keeper

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
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$12

Walter’s Pick! The incredible true story of Bert Trautmann, a German soldier and prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, secures the position of Goalkeeper at Manchester City, and in doing so becomes a footballing icon. His signing causes outrage to thousands of fans, many of them Jewish. But Bert receives support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Alexander Altmann, who fled the Nazis. Berts love for Margaret, an Englishwoman, carries him through and he…

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TCJFF Film Screening – The Humorist

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
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$12

The year is 1984, and Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian, is unraveling under the weight of fame, censorship, KGB “patronage,” and his own insecurities. Boris is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship but also by his own insecurities that poison all his relationships. Finally, the comedian snaps and – armed with the exotic American notion of “insult humor” – takes his revenge. Presented in partnership with Russian American Jews in Minnesota (RAJMN), The Russian Cultural Center,…

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TCJFF Film Screening – Fig Tree

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
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$12

A007R0R9 Set in Addis Ababa in 1989, Fig Tree follows a teenage girl’s harrowing coming of age. Mina is 16 years old and the Ethiopian Civil War has been underway her entire life. She lives with her brother and grandmother in a humble house with newsprint for wallpaper. The family is Jewish and is planning to flee Ethiopia for Israel, where Mina’s mother awaits their reunion. But this plan leaves out the person Mina loves most: Eli, her Christian boyfriend,…

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TCJFF Film Screening – The Unorthodox

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
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$12

When Yakov Cohens daughter was expelled from school, he decided to establish a parallel social institution. He had no knowledge, no money, no connections and no PR but he had the strong will to take action that would allow him and other Sephardic Jews to hold their heads up high. He brought two friends along, their operation was characteristic of the people they represented: not the suit-wearing types but with people working their way up from the bottom, informal, with…

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TCJFF Film Screening – Promise at Dawn

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
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From his difficult childhood in Poland to his adolescence under Nices sun, to his career in the air force in Africa during World War II, Romain Gary has lived an extraordinary life. He owes this relentless enterprise to live a thousand lives, to become a great man and a famous writer, to his mother Nina. Its the wild love of his eccentric and endearing mother that drives him to become one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century, to…

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TCJFF Film Screening – My Polish Honeymoon

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
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CLOSING NIGHT! Anna and Adam, a young Parisian couple with Jewish origins, are about to travel to Poland for the first time. They are just married and technically speaking this will be their honeymoon. They will attend a ceremony in memory of the Jewish community in the village of Adam’s grandfather, which was destroyed 75 years ago. Adam, not really enthusiastic, sees it as an occasion to spend some quality time with his wife, away from their baby boy. Anna…

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October 2019

Ten Thousand Things Theater Company Performance

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
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THE WINTER'S TALE, BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Directed by Marcela Lorca Featuring Stephanie Bertumen, Shá Cage, Cristina Castro, James Craven, Steven Epp, Christopher Jenkins, Mo Perry, William Sturdivant, and Karen Wiese-Thompson An epic story of loss, magic and redemption, that asks questions about love, renewal, and forgiveness that are relevant to audiences of all backgrounds and life experiences. Ten Thousand Things brings lively, intelligent, professional theater to people with little access to the wealth of the arts – who in turn help our artists and traditional audiences re-imagine what theater can…

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November 2019

The J Event 2019

November 10 @ 5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Marriott City Center Minneapolis, 30 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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