Film Series

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

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 in 2019.

“Hill 24 Doesn’t Answer” 

Jewish & Israeli Film Series Special Event in Honor of Israel’s 70th Year
  • Wednesday, September 5
  • 7:00pm
  • At the JCC  |  Kline Auditorium
  • Price: $12  |  JCC Members: $8
Set during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, this landmark film of 1955 is the first feature film produced in the newly created state of Israel and was entered into the 1955 Cannes Film Festival.
Charles Ticho, father of JCC board member Ron Ticho, was the film’s sound engineer. He will be here to introduce the film and share stories and insights with us about this achievement in Israel’s history. 

Click here to read the fascinating Jerusalem Post article about his experience.
For more information, please contact Monica Friess at


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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