THE WOMEN’S BALCONY WUNDERKINDER THE FRISCO KID

THE WOMEN’S BALCONY

In this good-hearted and joyful tale about women an accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem.

WUNDERKINDER

Set in Ukraine in 1941, the story of three children brought together by their love of music, and torn apart by a world gone mad.

THE FRISCO KID

Innocent, trusting, and inexperienced Polish Rabbi Avram Belinski (Gene Wilder) is sent to America in the mid-1800s to transport a Torah to a new San Francisco synagogue and become its first Rabbi.

JCC ROCKLAND’S 2016 FESTIVAL OF
ARTS, BOOKS & CULTURE
12TH ANNIVERSARY

November 1 – December 2, 2016

You do not have to read the books to enjoy these events! Books are available for purchase at JCC Rockland prior and during each event.
Avoid The Line And Order On-Line!

All events will be held at JCC Rockland.


     2016 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE       

OPENING NIGHT
Tuesday, Nov 1, 7PM

The Curious Case of Kiryas Joel: The Rise of a Village Theocracy and the Battle to Defend the Separation of Church and State.

The Board of Education of the Village of Kiryas Joel v Grumet, stands as the most important legal precedent in the fight to uphold the separation of church and state. In his book, plaintiff Louis Grumet opens a window into the Satmar Hasidic community and details the inside story of his fight for the First Amendment.
Dessert reception.
Author: Louis Grumet

Advance $18
At Door $25


Friday, Nov 4, 12:30PM

Famous Nathan: A Family Saga of Coney Island, the American Dream, and the Search for the Perfect Hot Dog.

Famous Nathan chronicles the extraordinary life of an immigrant looking for a better life for himself and his family.
Author: Lloyd Handwerker (founder’s grandson)
Kosher hotdogs will be served.

Advance $15
At Door $20


COMEDY NIGHT
Saturday, Nov 5, 7:30PM

Comedians Moody McCarthy and Johnny Lampert

Moody McCarthy has been featured on Last Comic Standing, America’s Got Talent and Gotham Comedy Live. He’s a regular at some of the best clubs in the land. Johnny Lampert is a regular at NYC’s and LA’s best comedy clubs, including The Gothem Comedy Club and Caroline’s on Broadway. He’s made numerous television appearances including on Comedy Central.
Snacks served. BYOB.

Advance $25
At Door $36



MOM’S NIGHT OUT
Thursday, Nov 17, 7PM

Mamaleh Knows Best: What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children.

Marjorie Ingall will make you think, she will make you laugh, and she will make you a better parent.
Author: Marjorie Ingall, columnist for Tablet Magazine, The Forward, and the NY Times.
Powered by: Rockland Jewish Academy and PJ Library
Wine & Cheese

Advance $18
At Door $25



Sunday, Nov 20, 4PM

The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland

Photographer Marisa Scheinfeld has documented the dramatic decline of some of the most famous Borscht Belt hotels and colonies. The images reveal ghostly remnants of the glory years of the era, as well as powerful evidence of nature’s claim on the resorts and their landscapes.

Advance $10
At Door $15


Wednesday, Nov 30, 7PM

The Secret of Chabad: Inside the World’s Most Successful Jewish Movement

How did a small Chassidic group in Brooklyn become a Jewish powerhouse? A Chabad insider reveals the secret of Chabad’s worldwide success.
Author: David Eliezrie

Advance $15
At Door $20


Friday, Dec 2, 12:30PM

Orchestra of Exiles: The Story of Bronislaw Huberman, the Israel Philharmonic, and the One Thousand Jews He Saved from Nazi Horrors.

As a teenager, violinist Bronislaw Huberman toured Europe and received invitations to play for royality. But as an adult, witnessing the rising threat of Nazism, Huberman conceived an ingenious crusade that would become his greatest legacy: forming the Palestine Symphony Orchestra.
Author: Josh Aronson
Bagels & coffee served

Advance $15
At Door $20


THERE’S STILL TIME TO BECOME A SPONSOR!

Gold Sponsor – $1800
  • Named sponsorship for Evening Event
  • Four VIP Passes to sponsored event, 4 Festival Passes for all events
  • Sponsor Poster at event
  • Reserved Seating
  • Two signed books for the sponsored event
  • Listing on JCC Website
Silver Sponsor – $1000
  • Named sponsorship for Day time Event
  • Two VIP Passes to sponsored event, 2 Festival Passes for all events
  • Sponsor Poster at event
  • Reserved Seating
  • One signed books for the sponsored event
  • Listing on JCC Website
Festival Lover – $500
  • 2 Festival Passes for all events
  • 2 signed books
  • Listing on JCC Website
  • Listing on signage
  • Reserved Seating
Arts Lover – $275
  • 1 Festival Pass for all events
  • One signed book
  • Listing on JCC Website
  • Listing on signage
  • Reserved Seating

Questions? Contact Bonnie Wind at bonniew@jccrockland.org or 845-362-4400 ext. 109.