Lights, Camera, Action!

Congregation B’nai Israel’s annual Nagle Family Jewish Film Festival offers a series of inspiring films with hosts who introduce each film and lead a discussion afterward.

The films take place on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in the VIP Cocktail Lounge with popcorn and dessert accompanying each film. There is no cost for CBI members and a $10 donation per film for guests. The Film Festival is generously sponsored by the Nagle Family.

This year we have an exciting lineup of Films! Registration will take place at the door for each film. We encourage you to come early as there is limited seating!

If you would like to learn more about our Film Festival, please contact our Programming Coordinator, Minda Shaiman.

January 16, 2019

Harmonia (2016)

Run Time: 98 min

A modern adaptation of the mythological triangle between the childless Abraham and Sarah and young Hagar. Sarah is the harpist of the Jerusalem Philharmonic; Abraham is its almighty conductor. When Hagar, a young horn player from East Jerusalem joins the Western Side Orchestra, she bonds with Sarah and a unique friendship evolves between the two women. Hagar, feeling Sarah’s pain from not having children, offers to have a baby for her from Abraham, shaking the thin balance in the family.

 

February 13, 2019

The Sturgeons Queens: Russ and Daughters (2014)

Run Time: 52 min

Four generations of the Russ and Daughters family discuss their experiences as immigrants and their life behind the counter in their successful fish business.

 

February 13, 2019

Bagels In The Blood (2016)

Run Time: 5 min

The third-generation owner of Fairmount Bagel discusses the history of the business.

 

February 13, 2019

A Reuben by Any Other Name (2010)

Run Time: 5 min

Takes a hilarious look at the differences between Orthodox and Reform Judaism in terms of the Reuben sandwich.

 

March 13, 2019

BOMBSHELL:The Hedy Lamar Story (2017)

Run Time: 88 min

Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr fled an oppressive marriage to create a name for herself as one of Hollywood’s top leading ladies in the 1940s. Behind the glamour and sex appeal, though, was a talented and inquisitive inventor who created a radio system that is now considered the basis of Bluetooth technology.

 

April 10, 2019

Bye Bye Germany (2017)

Run Time: 103 min

A Holocaust survivor who is trying make it to America is deprived of his savings and overtaken by his shady past.