Jewish Film Nights at the J

Celebrating 25 years of Jewish films at the JCC
All films are FREE | Public welcome

What is Jewish Film Nights at the J?

Jewish Film Nights at the J brings you 8 thought-provoking, entertaining, and educational films. 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.


  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020  |  7:00pm
  • At the JCC of the Lehigh Valley
  • Price: Free
  • Language: English

Eli gets to know his grandfather Samuel for the first time when he makes him the subject of an animated art project for school. With dreams of becoming a professional artist, Eli discovers that his Jewish grandpa was heroically saved from Nazi capture in Germany by a young woman when he was a boy.

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  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020  |  7:00pm
  • At the JCC of the Lehigh Valley
  • Price: Free
  • Language: Hebrew with English subtitles

"Shoelaces" tells the story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son, whom he abandoned while he was still a young boy. Reuben's (60) kidney's are failing and his son Gadi (35), wants to donate one of his own kidney's to help save his father's life. However, the transplant committee objects to the procedure claiming that Rueben, acting as Gadi's sole legal guardian, does not have the right to authorize such an invasive procedure.

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

March 24, 2020 
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
Henry and Monica Friess
Jeffrey Gevirtz
Don and Maxine Klein
Larry and Eva Levitt
Michael and Linda Miller
Alan and Judith Morrison

Dr. Mickey and Eileen Ufberg
Carol and Bob Wilson

Rony Ackerman
Will and Karen Berry
Marilyn Claire
Gail Combs
Jan and Glenn Ehrich
Nancy Lloyd
James and Elizabeth Powers
Elaine Rappaport-Bass
Victoria and Yehuda Smooha

as of 1/6/20


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