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Jewish Film Club: Watch 6 Underrated Classics from the 1940s to Today

Hosted By: Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)

You know Steven Spielberg and Mel Brooks, “Yentl” and “Schindler’s List.” But there are so many other Jewish classics from decades of movie history that don’t get enough love!

Join JTA Senior Reporter Andrew Lapin for an immersive deep dive into the world of overlooked independent Jewish American film, focused on six unforgettable movies from the 1940s to today.

Classes will involve the following films and take place online on six Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. ET:

  • “Crossfire” (1947) — Feb. 21
  • “The Angel Levine” (1970) — Feb. 28
  • “Hester Street” (1975) — March 6
  • “The Believer” (2001) — March 13
  • “Menashe” (2017) — March 20
  • “Minyan” (2020) — March 27


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Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) is the definitive, trusted global source of news and analysis on issues of Jewish interest and concern.  Our reporting reflects the wide spectrum of religious, political and cultural identity that exists among Jews today. With correspondents in New York, Washington, Israel, Europe and cities around the globe, JTA provides extensive coverage of political, economic and social developments affecting Jews all over the world. JTA reporting also shines a spotlight on the cultural happenings, influential thinkers and leaders and milestone events defining the Jewish experience today.
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Ruth Abusch-Magder Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder, PhD. is the Rabbi-in-Residence at Be’chol Lashon and the editor of the blog Tzeh U’llimad. ...