Jewish Film Festival

BORN IN JERUSALEM AND STILL ALIVE

The discussion with Amy Posner will be on Sunday, November 21, 7:30 PM  

Available: November 19-21

Tickets Household price: $15,  $8 Schenectady/Albany JCC member discount

 

Israel 2019, 83 min., Hebrew, English with subtitles

A thirty-something Jerusalem native is driven to become a tour guide in this darkly humorous exploration of the effects of trauma on the Israeli psyche, providing a prickly, personal perspective on the reality of daily life in the Holy Land. This sincere if troubled guide tenderly cares for his aging father as he embarks on his own odd course of healing. A deadpan mixture of black comedy, romance, and psychology, the life-affirming film hinges on the offbeat appeal of its writer/director/star Yossi Atia, winner of the best first film at the 2019 Jerusalem Film Festival.

Amy Posner has served as Executive Director of Hillel at the College of  Staten Island since 2008. She has been building community through youth-serving organizations for more than 25 years, having held positions in Young Judaea and the Girl Scout Council of Central NY. She also directed the Jewish Multiracial Network, a grass-roots organization serving multi-racial Jewish families and working to raise awareness of the beautiful diversity of the Jewish people. Amy served as director of Camp Edward Isaacs. She was honored to be a 2014 JCC of Staten Island “Dor L’Dor” Woman Leader of the Community. She holds a bachelor’s degree in recreation from the University of Maryland, a certificate in Not for Profit Management from the University of Wisconsin, and a master’s degree in Jewish Education from the Davidson School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

The revenue from the tickets helps to pay for the distribution rights to show the film.  Please help us by purchasing the package appropriate for you.  If you are a member of a different JCC, please call us for a  price adjustment.

Please note: If you register during Shabbat, you will receive the links on Saturday,  after Shabbat is over.

 

HOW TO GET TICKETS

Tickets Household price: $15,  $8 Schenectady/Albany JCC member discount

Order Tickets Online (No additional fee applies when ordering online.)

You can also call the JCC, 518.377.8803 from 9 AM to 8 PM from Monday to Friday, and from 9 AM to 3 PM on Sundays.

The link for the film will be activated 48 before the film discussion. The links for the film and the discussion will be sent a few days prior to the discussion. discussion.  If you didn't get the links by the screening day,  and the links are not in your spam box, please let us know.  

 

HOW DO I ACCESS THE FILMS FROM HOME?

Virtual ticket holders will receive an e-mail with two links until one hour before the film is available to watch. (Check your junk mail folder if you don't receive this.)
 
One link will be for the film itself, the second link will be for the discussion, which is going to be through ZOOM. 
 
Once the film becomes available you'll have a time frame to watch the film prior to the discussion,  Ticket sales will close three hours before the time of the discussion.  
 
Some movies that are shown on Vimeo, will require you to register in order to watch the film. The registration is free. 
  

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For additional information please contact Judy Bem-Ami at judyb@schenectadyjcc.org.
 
 
Refunds will be available for canceled or rescheduled programs.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, films may be canceled or rescheduled without prior notice. 
 
The event will be sponsored by Jewish World and Jewish Foundation of NENY, centennial sponsors Neil and Jane Golub, gold sponsors Vicki and Jack Gold, and the month of August sponsor Rabbi Matt and Sharon Cutler.
 
This program is made possible through the Jewish Federation of Northern NY, The Epstein Jewish Cultural Fund, Meyer & Mary Kurland/Gebell Fund, and Jonas and Edith Fleminberg Jewish Cultural Fund.
 

 

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Please note: The links will be sent to you at the end of Shabbat, so you can have the possibility to watch the film Saturday evening, or prior to the discussion on Sun

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Please note: The dates ad times of specific programs may change.  Please visit again closer to the date of the program or call 377-8803 for updates.

 

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