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July 2020

A Cantor’s Head

July 31 - August 31

A wise Jew once opined, “You don’t leave synagogue humming the sermon.” It is sacred song that lifts, inspires, transports the soul, and carries the beating heart of tradition. Cantor Jacob Ben-Zion Mendelson – or just “Jackie” – has been in the vanguard and at the epicenter of that evolving tradition since graduating from Hebrew Union College in 1970. As a cantor, a teacher and a performing artist, his Brooklyn-born chops, dynamism and humor have inculcated and inspired legions of…

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August 2020

Surprise Possible Addition: The Keeper

August 7 - August 31

The Keeper tells the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann (David Kross), a German soldier and prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, secures the position of Goalkeeper at Manchester City, and in doing so becomes a footballing (soccer) icon. His signing causes outrage to thousands of fans, many of them Jewish. But Bert receives support from an unexpected source, Rabbi Alexander Altmann, who fled the Nazis. Bert’s love for Margaret (Freya Mavor), an…

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