Jewish Film Festival Presents Five Engaging Films at The Rialto NewVision Theater, April 10 - May 7

Monday, May 07, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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jewish film festival spring 2018 FILM FESTThe 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.

The Festival begins the 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, they 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. 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.

A Tour of Notable Homes

Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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njfo Home Tour 2018 200wFive distinguished residences representing a range of architectural influences and design sensibilities generously open their doors to benefit the NJ Festival Orchestra on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10am-3pm. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 day of tour. The addresses of the homes are printed on the tickets and homes can be visited in any order. At your first home you'll pick up a copy of tour program containing descriptions of the homes and an easy-to-follow tour map to each address. Make this a full Mother's Day celebration and take in a lunch or brunch along the way! Presented by the Friends of NJ Festival Orchestra. For tickets and information, visit http://njfestivalorchestra.org/homestour_njfo.php 

Join NJ Festival Orchestra for their Season Finale - In London Town

Saturday, May 19, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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njfo london 200wJoin the NJFO for their Season Finale, IN LONDON TOWN, Saturday, May 19 at 7pm at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield NJ and on Sunday, May 20 at 3pm at The Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison. The sounds of Big Ben, the colossus of St Paul's Cathedral, the hustle-bustle of Piccadilly Circus, the vast horizons of this mega City - all captured by two iconic 20th century British composers - bring the 35th anniversary season celebration to a glorious close. Tickets $76-$28. Call 908.232.9400 or visit http://www.njfestivalorchestra.org/tickets_njfo-schedule.php 

ELGAR Cockaigne Overture "In London Town" 
R. STRAUSS Four Last Songs (excerpts) 
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS A London Symphony

David Wroe Conductor 
New Jersey Festival Orchestra

TICKETS $76 | $60 | $48 | $28 

Under 18 $15 with purchase of adult ticket
College students with ID $20