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It's Hard Being a Jew

In the coming holiday season, it is good to remember that being Jewish is also funny - a program dedicated to humor in Jewish films.

Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on Jewish humor

An American Pickle

Dir.: Brandon Trost
| 90 minutes
Herschel and Sarah escape 1919 Eastern Europe for America in search of a better future. Lo and behold, Herschel wakes up 100 years later to discover his great-grandson. Armed with a pickle recipe and a set of traditional values, Herschel tries to survive the 21st century. An amusing comedy that finely balances between direct humor and sophisticated satire. 

 

An American Pickle

Dir.: Brandon Trost
| 90 minutes
Herschel and Sarah escape 1919 Eastern Europe for America in search of a better future. Lo and behold, Herschel wakes up 100 years later to discover his great-grandson. Armed with a pickle recipe and a set of traditional values, Herschel tries to survive the 21st century. An amusing comedy that finely balances between direct humor and sophisticated satire. 

 

Radio Days

Dir.: Woody Allen
| 85 minutes

Woody Allen's film takes place in the heydays of radio - the romantic days of the music of George Gershwin, Benny Goodman and Frank Sinatra. The film's protagonist's family lives in the New York area of ​​Rockaway Beach in the early days of World War II. 

Go for Zucker

Dir.: Dani Levy
| 90 minutes

Jaeckie Zucker is a compulsive gambler. After being kicked out by his wife, he receives a telegram from his long-lost brother announcing their mother's death. To receive the inheritance, the burial must be in Berlin's Jewish cemetery and the shiva at Jaeckie's home. An irreverent Jewish comedy.

The Jews

Dir.: Yvan Attal
| 100 minutes

Yvan feels persecuted. He fully believes that the French society is anti-Semitic. During a series of psychological session, he reveals what it feels like to be a Jew in France today, but he is also exposed to stories designed, through dark humor, to neutralize the most common anti-Semitic stereotypes.

Dirty Dancing

Dir.: Emile Ardolino
| 100 minutes

Summer of 1963. Teenage "Baby" comes to spend the summer vacation with her Jewish family in the Catskills. While she is working on her dance skills, romance buds between her and her Goyishe dance instructor, Johnny.... A feast for the eyes and ears, with its unforgettable soundtrack and dance scenes.

Sing-Along

Join us for an evening of song and dance with all the beloved musical hits, including “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset” & “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.”

Fiddler on the Roof

Dir.: Norman Jewison
| 181 minutes

Tevye, the pious milkman must marry off three of his six troublesome daughters. All the while, growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his small Jewish village. Based on Sholem Aleichem's famed stories, this is a heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, life, love, and laughter. 

Welcome to the Dollhouse

Dir.: Todd Solondz
| 87 minutes

Life is a continuous struggle for 11-year-old Dawn Wiener, the middle child of a Jewish family in suburban New Jersey. Tortured and humiliated by her classmates, her home doesn't provide any comfort either. A funny, uneasy comedy about adolescence that reveals the undercurrent of American society. 

Shiva Baby

Dir.: Emma Seligman
| 77 minutes
A young Jewish woman gets in hot water when she attends a shiva where she meets past and present people from her life. Following rave reviews following its world premiere at SXSW and the Toronto Film Festival, Shiva Baby is not to be missed.

 

The Producers

Dir.: Mel Brooks
| 88 minutes

In Mel Brooks’ first feature length film, a down-and-out producer schemes to stage the worst flop in Broadway history and accidentally makes a fortune in the process.