The Fresno Jewish Film Series will mark our 14th season and will begin on Saturday, September 17th. We promise you a great year of quality Jewish films. The film committee has been previewing films since May and we have seen some really fine features. When we vote on films to include in our season, we dedicate ourselves to our mission of choosing films for its contemporary and popular value to celebrate Jewish culture and to reflect the diversity and richness of the Jewish experience. With our mission in mind I believe our 14th season may just surpass last year with films to please everyone.
Many thanks to Suzan House for underwriting season 3 of Srugim, our regular Israeli television series. It will be shown at 6:30 PM followed by the main feature at 7:15 PM.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT from Rabbi Rick
Saturday, September 24th
As we lead into the High Holy Days this year and consider who we are, who we wished to be and how we hope to live our lives, our S’lichot film and discussion this year will give us the opportunity to explore these important questions.
Join us as we view the 1998 film, Pleasantville and use it to help us approach the High Holy Days and the coming year. The story revolves around a brother and sister who find themselves transported into a 1950’s TV show where the seemingly perfect black and white world may not be as ideal as it appears on screen.
We will conclude the evening with a S’lichot service and the blasting of the shofar.
(Note: This event is not part of the Fresno Jewish Film Series but a special event hosted by Temple Beth Israel.)
Our deli meal service continues to be a hit and this season will include four deli nights. Our first will be on September 17 and back to popular demand the menu item will be Corned Beef Sandwich and sides. December 10 will be popular soups and pizza. January 14, will be Bubbie Delights; our favorite “Jewish soul foods” from childhood. If you have a favorite, let us know and we will try to add it to the menu. If in January we served Ashkenazi-Jewish food, then in March we will delight you with Middle Eastern Israeli cuisine. This gastronomical treat will be hosted by The Jewish Federation of Central California. Finally, April 8; the Film committee will create fabulous salads, and I know this to be true as we were tasting samples all summer while reviewing films. We are all great cooks as well as super movie critics!!! For a list and description of our upcoming films, please see the link on this page for the downloadable flyer.
We do request that you make advance reservations for Deli Night meals at least 24 hours prior to film event to ensure that we have enough food on hand. Similar to last year, we will be offering Deli Night season meal passes. Just complete the seasonal pass order form for both film and meals, make your check payable to Temple Beth Israel – Jewish Film Series, 6622 N. Maroa Ave. Fresno, CA 93704. You may also call or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 559-285-0013 to make advance reservations.
See you at the movies,
Elizabeth and Committee