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This Jewish American Life (Matinee Series)

From touching family traditions to Hollywood legends, we shine a light on the cultural luminaries and stories of hope and resilience that have shaped the Jewish-American experience—one that reflects the history of an immigrant nation.


Saturday, June 2, 11:00 AM

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Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream

  • USA, Canada, UK, Germany
  • 98
  • PG
    Director:
  • Simcha Jacobovici, Stuart Samuels
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From Louis B. Mayer to Samuel Goldwyn, explore how a generation of Eastern European immigrants built the Hollywood industry.  


Sunday, June 10, 11:00 AM

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Yoo Hoo, Mrs Goldberg

  • USA
  • 92
  • STC
    Director:
  • Aviva Kempner
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The heartwarming story of underrated television pioneer Gertrude Berg, creator and star of The Goldbergs.


Saturday, June 16, 11:00 AM

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Streit's: Matzo and the American Dream

  • USA
  • 83
  • STC
    Director:
  • Michael Levine
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Step inside the storied universe of the last family-owned Matzo bakery in America.


Sunday, June 17, 2:00 PM

Marc Maron

When Jews Were Funny

  • Canada
  • 89
  • PG
    Director:
  • Alan Zweig
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Director Alan Zweig investigates his own relationship to his Jewish culture by talking with—and getting a lot of pushback from—prominent Jewish comedians of the last fifty years.


Saturday, June 23, 11:00 AM

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Famous Nathan

  • USA
  • 86
  • STC
    Director:
  • Lloyd Handwerker
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The wonderful true life rags-to-riches story behind Coney Island's iconic hot dog joint, Nathan's Famous.


Saturday, June 24, 11:00 AM

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Hava Nagila

  • USA, Ukraine, Israel
  • 75
  • STC
    Director:
  • Roberta Grossman
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Discover the origins, mystery and meaning of the infectious party song, "Hava Nagila."