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Beth Am Café

Movies have always been a media which not only entertain, but reflect the values and social challenges of our time. Enjoy an evening out with your Beth Am friends as we bring you films that will make you laugh, cry and think. Discussions follow the films.
These are FREE events, open to our Beth Am members and community. There will be snacks, alcohol, and non-alcoholic beverages to keep us going while we watch.

 

Fill The Void
Saturday, September 21st
7:30 pm Havdallah | 7:45 pm Movie
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Hebrew with English subtitles
A devout 18-year-old Israeli is pressured to marry the husband of her late sister. Declaring her independence is not an option in Tel Aviv's ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community, where religious law, tradition and the rabbi's word are absolute.
 

Who Will Write Our History
Saturday, December 14th
5:45 pm Havadallah | 6:00 pm Movie
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Who Will Write Our History tells the story of Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes Archive, the secret archive he created and led in the Warsaw Ghetto. With 30,000 pages of writing, photographs, posters, and more, the Oyneg Shabes Archive is the most important cache of in-the-moment, eyewitness accounts from the Holocaust. It documents not only how the Jews of the ghetto died, but how they lived. The film is based on the book of the same name by historian Samuel Kassow.
 

Frisco Kid
Saturday, February 15th
6:20 pm Havdallah | 6:45 pm Movie
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Rabbi Avram Belinsky (Gene Wilder) lands in Philadelphia intending to travel to San Francisco, where he plans on starting a synagogue. Quickly relieved of his belongings by a group of con artists, Avram optimistically sets out alone on foot toward the Wild West. He gets into one scrape after another until he is rescued, in a way, by a compassionate horseman named Tommy Lillard (Harrison Ford). Unfortunately, Tommy may not be quite as heroic as he seems, and it is still a long way to California.
 

Itzak
Saturday, April 4th
8:00 pm Havdallah | 8:15 pm Movie
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This feature-length documentary uses interviews and archive footage to look at the life, work and religious heritage of violinist Itzhak Perlman. It chronicles his early struggles with polio and lifelong disability, his parents’ emigration to Israel and his subsequent success.

Thu, December 5 2019 7 Kislev 5780