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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! Become a Patron of the Arts to receive special discounts & perks for all of the incredible parts of our 2016-2017 Cultural Arts season!

My Hero Brother
Appearance & Discussion with Director Jonathan Nir

Wednesday, January 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Monday, January 23 at 1:00 p.m.
A journey to the summit … a journey to the heart

My Hero BrotherMy Hero Brother tells the remarkable and inspiring story of a group of young people with Down syndrome that embark on a demanding trek through the Indian Himalayas, accompanied by their brothers and sisters.

As the siblings deal with formidable physical and emotional challenges, unresolved conflicts come to the surface and heart-warming friendships develop. The difficult trails and poignant relationships, set against the richly colorful backdrop of India, deepen the viewer’s understanding of special needs people and their families.

Director: Jonathan Nir / Hebrew-English / Running time: 78 minutes
Original music by Ehud Banai

DPJCC Members: $12 • Community: $15 (January 18)
DPJCC Members: $9 • Community: $11 (January 23)

Please Note: Online ticket sales for the January 18 showing of My Hero Brother have closed. Tickets will still be available at the door or by calling 954.434.0499, ext. 336.


Ehud Manor - Musical Program
Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

One of Israel’s most beloved and well-known individuals, Ehud Manor was a prolific songwriter, poet, translator, radio and television personality and the recipient of Israel’s most prestigious award, the Israel Prize. Manor wrote the lyrics to more than one thousand songs, including “Bashana Haba’a” and “Ein Li Eretz Acheret.” He was an acclaimed translator of theater plays and musicals—Hair, Grease, West Side Story, Les Miserables and Oliver.  Born in Binyamina, Israel in 1941, he passed away suddenly and tragically in 2005.

The program includes narration and musical interludes with singer/songwriter/composer Zamira Chenn and music by community musicians and artists.

Ehud-ManurDPJCC Members & Community: In Advance - $30 • At the Door - $35
Note: This program is in Hebrew.

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How Much Does Happiness Weight? with Ayelet KalterHow Much Does Happiness Weigh?
With author and lecturer Ayelet Kalter
Tuesday, January 31 | 8:30 p.m.

“Thinness — a magic word that hides in it, happiness, health, success, power, sexuality, love and beauty,” says Ayelet Kalter, a former clinical dietician with a prominent weight loss clinic. One word, she says, that encompasses an entire universe of illusions, deceit, lies and money.  Kalter is now a leader in the professional and social debate about: chasing thinness, the illusion-feeding diet industry and weight-related discrimination.  In her book How Much Does Happiness Weigh? she asks us to learn a new eating dialogue—one that will curb weight gain and lead to inner freedom and health—for people of all shapes and sizes. 

DPJCC Members & Community: $15
Note: This program is in Hebrew.
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Tu B'Shvat Family Celebration
Sunday, February 12 at Noon


at TY Park - 3300 North Park Road | Hollywood, FL
Free Community Event | Park admission applies

Fun may include:

  • Entertainment
  • Bounce houses, petting zoo & pony rides
  • Israeli dancing
  • Israeli Scouts activities
  • Holiday Arts & Crafts
  • Avenue of Organizations
  • Glatt kosher food for purchase
  • Music

Presented by: David Posnack Jewish Community Center, Micahel-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center & supporting organizations.
For information call 954.434.0499, ext. 106.

Laughing Through Life Featuring Sigal KahanaLaughing Through Life
Featuring Sigal Kahana
Thursday, March 16 at 8:00 p.m.

In her hilarious and witty stand-up comedy show, Sigal Kahana says the things you always wanted to say but would not dare … she voices your thoughts about age, fantasies, today’s youth, the eighties, parents and other unmentionables. An actress who started her career in New York, Kahana wrote, produced and performed in the successful comedy show “Excuse – Ata Medaber Ivrit?” which was performed more than 250 times in Israeli communities throughout the United States and Canada.  Her new stand-up routine, which she performed all over Israel, opened to great reviews when it debuted at the Symphony Space theater in New York.

DPJCC Members & Community: In Advance - $25 • At the Door - $30
Note: This program is in Hebrew.
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Yom Hashoah Film Presentation - Aida's SecretsYom Hashoah Film Presentation
Aida’s Secrets
Monday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Monday, May 1 at 1:00 p.m.

A web of family secrets begins to unravel in this gripping documentary that follows a family fractured by war.  Born inside a displaced persons camp in 1945 and sent for adoption in Israel, Izak learns at a late age the details of his birth mother, an unknown brother in Canada, and his father’s true identity.  This emotional and thought-provoking film about the plight of displaced people and war refugees reflects the intensity of their resilience and compassion.

Directors: Alon Schwarz & Shaul Schwarz | Israel/U.S./Germany | English and Hebrew with English subtitles | Running time: 90 minutes
DPJCC Members: $9 • Community: $11

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Yom Hazikaron ProgramYom Hazikaron Program
The Memorial Day for Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror
Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a special ceremony in English and Hebrew to honor and remember those who have given their lives in the pursuit of freedom and well-being for all.  This is Israel’s official day of remembrance that was enacted into Israeli law in 1963. While traditionally dedicated to fallen soldiers, commemoration now is extended to civilian victims of political violence and terrorism.

Free admission

Yom Ha'atzmaut Family Celebration
Sunday, May 14 at Noon • C.B. Smith Park
900 N. Flamingo Road • Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

Israeli Independence Day


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