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THE PASSENGERS: A Desperate Journey Home
Sunday, Feb. 19   

Directed by Ryan S. Porush | USA/Ethiopia |  2019 | Documentary | English | 72 minutes

The Passengers tells the story of the final community of Ethiopian Jews and its elongated struggle to immigrate to Israel. The documentary follows the unlikely journey of two best friends who represent their abandoned community on a fateful trip in America, where they wrestle with homesickness, the pressures of a grassroots advocacy campaign, and the thorny politics surrounding the Zionist ideal. NOTE: The screening will be followed by a Q & A with filmmaker, Ryan Porush, & David Elcott of the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU (via Zoom)


THE LEVYS OF MONTICELLO
Sunday, March 12 

Directed by Steven Pressman | USA | 2022 | Documentary | English | 71 Minutes 

When Thomas Jefferson died in 1826, he left behind a mountain of personal debt, which forced his heirs to sell his beloved Monticello home and all of its possessions. The Levys of Monticello is a documentary film that tells the little-known story of the Levy family, which owned and carefully preserved Monticello for nearly a century – far longer than Jefferson or his descendants. The remarkable story of the Levy family also intersects with the rise of antisemitism that runs throughout the course of American history.



IN SEARCH OF ISRAELI CUISINE
Sunday, April 16
Directed by Roger Sherman | USA | 2016 | Documentary | English | 94 minutes

In Search of Israeli Cuisine is a portrait of the Israeli people told through food, profiling chefs, home cooks, farmers, vintners, and cheese makers drawn from the more than 100 cultures that make up Israel today – Jewish, Arab, Muslim, Christian, Druze a rich, complex and human story emerges.  Audiences will discover that this hot, multi-cultural cuisine has developed only in the last 30 years. The chef/guide of the film is Michael Solomonov, the James Beard award winning chef/owner of Zahav and a number of other restaurants in Philadelphia. Born in Israel and raised in the States, he’s funny, self-deprecating, and very knowledgeable about the traditions and foods of Israel, entering peoples’ lives, and their kitchens, and discussing their roots, inspirations, what their grandmothers cooked, how they’re preserving traditions and updating recipes with global influences.
$10 per person; Register online!

This program is generously sponsored by TBA's Cultural Arts Fund in Memory of Sue Roemer.

 


 

 

 

 

 

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