We are proud to present our 2015 Cinematic series consisting of the following Jewish Themed Films:
An Orchestra of Exiles February 28th
A Film by Academy Award© Nominated Director Josh Aronson. The thrilling story of how one man helped save Europe’s premiere Jewish musicians from obliteration by the Nazis.
In the early 1930’s Hitler began firing Jewish musicians across Europe. Overcoming extraordinary obstacles, violinist Bronislaw Huberman moved these great musicians to Palestine and formed a symphony that would become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. With courage, resourcefulness and an entourage of allies including Arturo Toscanini and Albert Einstein, Huberman saved nearly 1000 Jews – and guaranteed the survival of Europe s musical heritage.
Featuring commentary by musical greats including Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta and Joshua Bell, Orchestra of Exiles is a timeless tale of a brilliant young man coming of age, and the suspenseful chronicle of how his efforts impacted cultural history.
Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Grey March 28
Brother against brother, Jew against Jew, 10,000 Jewish soldiers fought in the nation’s deadliest war, in numbers proportionally higher than other American groups. Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray explores the little known history of the Civil War Jews who fought on both sides of the battlefield—7,000 for the Union and 3,000 for the Confederacy. Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray unreels remarkable history, including Ulysses S. Grant’s infamous “General Order No. 11” expelling Jews from Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi; the rise of Sephardic Jew Judah P. Benjamin to Secretary of State of the Confederacy; the imprisonment of Confederate spy Eugenia Levy Phillips; and the unlikely story of Abraham Lincoln’s Jewish doctor who moved through the South as a Union spy.
The Jewish Cardinal April 25
The Jewish Cardinal tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustinger, the son of Polish Jewish Immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism and joining the priesthood. Lustinger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope Jean Paul II- and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew. When nuns plan to build a convent within the walls of Auschwitz, Lustiger may be forced at last to choose his side.
All screenings take place in the Fellowship Hall of the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church located on Main Road in Cutchogue
They are scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM. a discussion follows the screening.
Admission is free, light refreshments are served, Suggested Contribution $5.00