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Made in Israel Festival

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Announcing our 2016 Made in Israel festival!

We are excited to bring you some of the best films, presentations and programs that are made in Israel! Want to see all of our cultural arts programs at the J? Become a Patron of the Arts!

Mr. Predictable | ילד טוב ירושלים

Sunday, September 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Monday, November 7 at 1:00 p.m.

Adi was 5 when his father died. Just before his death, he made Adi swear he would be a good boy, help his mother and be responsible. Adi kept his promise: he helped at home, school, in the military, in his marriage. He became the most thoughtful man imaginable. He also became a "sucker," exploited by his mother, his wife, his son, his boss and nearly everyone he knew. Then, Adi meets Natalia - a sweet, young dog walker who entices Adi into a life full of emotions, passion and romance. Will he continue being the "goody boy" or be brave enough to be who he really wants to be?

Director: Roee Florentin | Israel | 2016 | Hebrew with English Subtitles
Running time: 103 minutes

DPJCC Members: $9 • Community: $11

Wedding Doll | חתונה מנייר

 Tuesday, September 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Monday, November 21 at 1:00 p.m.

Nominated for Nine Israeli Academy Awards
Winner of Best Actress & Best Costumes

First-rate acting highlights this engaging story of a young woman with a mild, mental deficiency struggling for independence against her protective mother. Hagit works in a factory assembling toilet paper packages and makes little wedding dolls out of paper to pass the time. She becomes infatuated with her boss's son. When the factory needs to close for good, Hagit's desire for independence and quest to find true love is pushed further than she may be capable of understanding.

Director: Nitzan Giladi | Israel | 2015 | Hebrew with English Subtitles
Running Time: 82 minutes

DPJCC Members: $9 • Community: $11

Baba Joon | באבא ג'ון

Thursday, September 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Monday, December 5 at 1:00 p.m.

Winner, Israeli Academy Awards for Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Art Director, Best Casting & Best Music

Israel's submission in the Academy Award's category for Best Foreign Language Film is a tender tale of generational divide and immigrant experience set in a Persian-immigrant moshav (settlement) in the Negev in the 1980s. Three generations of the stubborn Morgian family run a ramshackle turkey farm in an isolated desert community of Farsi speakers. Yitzhak "Abu Nazir" plans for his son Moti to take over the family business, but Moti's dreams lie elsewhere, especially after the arrival of his more worldly uncle from America.

Director: Yuval Delshad | Israel | 2015 | Farsi & Hebrew with English subtitles
Running Time: 91 minutes

DPJCC Members: $9 • Community: $11

Tribute to Arik Einstein - Musical Program
Saturday, October 29 at 8:30 p.m.

Celebrating His Life
Commemorating the 2nd Anniversary of his Death
Note: This program is in Hebrew

A pioneer of "Israeli Rock Music," Arik Einstein, an Israeli singer, songwriter, actor and screenwriter, was known as the "voice of Israel." Both publicly and critically acclaimed, Einstein is regarded as the greatest, most popular and influential Israeli artist of all time. His illustrious career spanned over 50 years. Einstein recorded over 500 songs and released or collaborated on 34 albums.

Program includes narration and musical interludes with Zamira Chenn, singer, songwriter and composer and music by community musicians and artists.

In Advance - DPJCC Members & Community: $25
At the Door - DPJCC Members & Community: $30

In Search of Israeli Cuisine
Sunday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Monday, December 19 at 1:00 p.m.

By Oscar-nominated documentarian Roger Sherman
In Conjunction with WIZO (Women's International Zionist Organization)

Guaranteed to excite your taste buds, the film follows celebrity chef-restaurateur Michael Solomonov as he zigzags throughout Israel's dynamic food scene from exclusive eateries, to street festivals, to family kitchens. He presents a diverse portrait of the Israeli people told through the language of food. We invite you to savor every mouthwatering minute.

Director: Roger Sherman | USA | 2015 | English
Running Time: 97 minutes

DPJCC Members: $9 • Community: $11

Marrying an Ice Cream Factory
Sunday, December 11 at 8:00 p.m.

A compelling documentary about the complexities of family loyalty.

When Ranni's father, a poor orphan, married into the Strauss family, he began working in the family-owned factory that started as a small dairy farm and became one of the biggest food conglomerates in Israel. Ranni's parents divorced when he was 10, and for his, his father remained this strict, withdrawn man who tore the family apart. After his father's death, 8mm film reels were discovered that led Ranni on a personal journey to better understand the father he thought he knew.

Director: Ranni Midyan | Israel | 2015 | Hebrew with English subtitles
Running time: 72 minutes

DPJCC Members: $9 • Community: $11