Film Series

The Jewish and  Israeli Film Festival offers thought-provoking, entertaining, and educational film events, often featuring guest speakers and discussions.

The 23rd Annual Film Series will debut in spring 2018 and promises to keep you entertained and informed. It will have you laughing, it may make you cry, you will be enlightened, you will ponder some deep issues, and you will want to see each one.
The JCC partners with various groups in the community to present a diverse mix of films. The films are presented at the JCC and various locations in the greater Lehigh Valley. We look forward to seeing you at the movies.


  • Sunday, April 22
  • 7:00pm
  • Showing at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at SteelStacks  |  101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA
  • Price: $10  |  $7 JCC/Brith Sholom/Arts Quest members
  • Running time: 93 minutes

Presented in partnership with ArtsQuest

Co-sponsored by Congregation Brith Sholom

From the acclaimed director of "The Lemon Tree," "Dancing Arabs" and "The Syrian Bride," Shelter tells the story of a female Mossad agent protecting a female Lebanese informer in a safe house in Hamburg. What should be an easy assignment quickly turns into a labyrinth of espionage and intrigue inside a safe house.

Language: Mostly English with some subtitled Hebrew and Arabic

"The Wandering Muse"

  • Sunday, April 29
  • 7:00pm
  • Showing at Congregation Keneseth Israel  |  2227 Chew St., Allentown, PA
  • Price: $10  |  $7 JCC/KI members
  • Running time: 92 minutes

Co-sponsored by Congregation Keneseth Israel

From ram’s horn to beatbox, THE WANDERING MUSE explores the kaleidoscope of Jewish identities through the ever-changing music of the Jewish diaspora. Cantor Jeff Warschauer was involved in the film’s production. He will introduce the movie and perform some klezmer music following the presentation.

Language: English


The Jewish & Israeli Film Series sincerely thanks our 2018 partners and sponsors:


Bonnie and Bobby Hammel

Associate Producers:

Lori and Houman Ahdieh

Dr. Harold and Sandra Goldfarb

Jane and Bill Markson

Linda and Mike Miller

Carol and Bob Wilson

Linda and Jim Wimmer

Kathy Zimmerman and Peter Fisher

Film Editors:

Leonard Abrams

Rony Ackerman

Sam and Sylvia Bub
Maxwell E. Davison

Jeffrey Gevirtz

Don and Maxine Klein
Amy and Rich Morse
The Scherline Family
Linda and Elliot Sheftel
Shari Spark and Mark Goldstein

Dr. and Mrs. Mickey Ufberg

Marjorie Weiss

Sue and Jeff Zimskind

Key Grips: 

Alexa Karakos

Elaine Rappaport-Bass

Amy and Rick Sams


Congregation Brith Sholom

Congregation Keneseth Israel

Holocaust Resource Center

Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding

Maimonides Society

Community Partners:


Civic Theatre

Sponsors as of 3/14/18

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