Cinema Series 2014


Our winter favorite, the Cinema Series, is back for 2014 on Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. hosted by North Fork Reform Synagogue in the social room at Cutchogue Presbyterian Church on Rt. 25. Handicap accessible. Light refreshments served. Everyone most welcome. Enjoy meeting other film fans and discussing the presentations. Suggested donation: $5 per person.

Sponsored by the North Fork Reform Synagogue. Reach the Committee by calling 631 722-5712. Other

School Ties—January 25

Often compared to Dead Poets Society, the movie features a young Brendan Fraser as a working class Jewish kid accepted to one of the most prestigious preparatory schools in the country. It would only be for one year, but what a year. With dreams of going to Harvard, this was his way in. He keeps his religion a secret from the new friends he makes, but when it all comes out in the end, slurs are thrown and the people he thought he could trust leave David high and dry.

Orchestra of Exiles–February 15

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

100 Voices: A Journey Home–March 15

100 Voices: A Journey Home is a compelling and moving musical documentary that uniquely tells the history of Jewish culture in Poland. It highlights the current resurgence of Jewish culture through the personal reflections and musical selections of a group of cantors and acclaimed composer Charles Fox (“Killing Me Softly”, “I Got A Name” and many more) who made an important historical mission to the birthplace of Cantorial music.

The film celebrates the resilience and the power of Jewish life, while telling the story of two peoples who shared intertwined cultures.

Yoo Hoo Mrs. Goldberg–April 5

Long before Roots, All in the Family, and Tyler Perry, there was Mrs. Goldberg. Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg is a documentary that explores the wonderful cultural significance of a creative, energetic Jewish woman, Gertrude Berg, and how her vision and drive broke cultural boundaries in the 1930s and beyond. Berg created a character, Mrs. Goldberg, a lovable and loving Jewish mother, shaped in the immigrant neighborhoods of New York City, who became a national heroine and one of the first true pop culture icons of the 20th century.