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Jewish Film Nights at the J

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What is Jewish Film Nights at the J?

Jewish Film Nights at the J brings you thought-provoking, entertaining, and educational films for free. There will be one film shown on one night each month. Each film will have a brief introduction and opportunity to stay after for discussion. Themes are varied: Drama, History, Comedy, Documentary, Contemporary.  Our committee scours the film universe to bring you the best available.  All have a Jewish connection. We invite everyone in the community to enjoy these free nights at the JCC.

Jewish Film Night Features


  • Stay tuned for new date
  • At the JCC of the Lehigh Valley
  • Price: Free
  • Language: Hebrew and French with English subtitles

The magnificent, epic story of an Ethiopian boy who is airlifted from a Sudanese refugee camp to Israel in 1984 during Operation Moses. Shlomo is plagued by two big secrets: He is neither a Jew nor an orphan, just an African boy who survived and wants, somehow, to fulfill his Ethiopian mother’s parting request that he “go, live, and become.”

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  • Stay tuned for new date
  • At the JCC of the Lehigh Valley
  • Price: $8  |  JCC Members: $5  |  JFN Sponsors: Free
  • Tickets are required
  • Language: English

Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.

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Save the date for all of our upcoming Jewish Film Nights at the J. Stay tuned for film details. Dates subject to change.

May 18, 2020 (Originally April 14)
June 16, 2020 

Thanks to a generous grant to the JCC from the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley and the support of our sponsors, all films are free.

JFN Sponsorship Form

 The Jewish Film Nights at the J (JFN) committee meets regularly to screen and select films. For more information or to get involved contact Dan Poresky at [email protected]  or 610.434.1396.

Thank you to our sponsors

Kathy Zimmerman and Peter Fisher
Harold and Sandra Goldfarb
Bobby and Bonnie Hammel
Daniel Poresky

Linda and Jim Wimmer

Houman and Lori Ahdieh
Gail Combs
Monica and Henry Friess

Jeffrey Gevirtz
Maxine and Don Klein 

Larry and Eva Levitt
The Mandler Family

Michael and Linda Miller
Alan and Judith Morrison
Elaine and Leon Papir
The Scherline Group

Dr. Mickey and Eileen Ufberg
Carol and Bob Wilson

Rony Ackerman
Anonymous (2)
Karen and Bill Berry

Marilyn Claire
Jan and Glenn Ehrich  

Nancy Lloyd
Jeannie and Holmes Miller
Elizabeth and James Powers

Elaine Rappaport-Bass
Yahuda and Victoria Smooha
Alla Toff

as of  2/24/20 

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