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Jewish Arts Festival 2015

November 7, 2015 - November 12, 2015

Theatre. Film. Food.
November 7-12

Saturday November 7, 2015
OPENING NIGHT, Theater Performance • KADDISH

Performance times: 6:00pm or 8:30pm

6:00 PM: 1st performance
7:00 PM: Q & A with Jake Goodman and Barbara Lanciers
7:30 PM: Dinner by Mazza
8:30 PM: 2nd performanceStarring: Jake Goodman, Produced and Directed by: Barbara Lanciers

Kaddish is an exploration of ritual, loss, and an unrelenting inner conflict in which the beleaguered central character mourns the absence of the child he never fathered during his failed marriage. The theme is centered on the aftermath of a terrible event but is full of hope and lends itself to a broader interpretation of resilience for the victims of a changing world. This event will be unique to Salt Lake County and has only been shown in a handful of venues in the US.
$30 (includes dinner), student price $20

Sunday November 8, 2015   7:00pm

Film provided by The National Center for Jewish Film,www.jewishfilm.org
A film about the rebuilding of a synagogue in Poland. David Kaplan of Salt Lake City will speak about his experiences on the crew. An international team chases an improbable dream to reconstruct one of the magnificent lost wooden synagogues of Poland in RAISE THE ROOF. More than 200 of these unique wooden synagogues dotted the countryside, until the Nazis burned every last one to the ground. Though neither Jewish nor Polish, two former University of Georgia students mastermind a remarkable effort to rebuild this architectural wonder. Boston-based artists Rick and Laura Brown recruit hundreds of craftsmen, students and other volunteers to their cause. Employing old tools and artisanal techniques, the team sets about recreating the synagogue’s timber-framed roof and intricate mural designs. Beautiful to behold and buttressed by traditional klezmer melodies, RAISE THE ROOF is an inspiring story of how combined talents in art and science brought back to life an artifact lost to history.
This is a FREE EVENT.

Tuesday November 10, 2015  7:00pm

Jonathan Pryce stars as an old Jewish baker whose faltering business is inadvertently saved by his young Muslim apprentice in the British dramedy DOUGH. Directed by John Goldschmidt, DOUGH is a warmhearted and gently humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places. Sponsored by the JCC.
$5 per person, includes light snacks and Challah demonstration.

Thursday November 12, 2015  7:00pm

Sponsored by Feldman’s Deli and JCC
The JCC is partnering with local business, Feldman’s Deli,  to host a delicious deli-tasting and a screeing of the movie, DELI MAN. Deli Man is a documentary film produced and directed by Erik Greenberg Anjou. The principal guide of Deli Man is Ziggy Gruber, a third generation delicatessen man, owner and maven who currently operates one of the country’s top delis, Kenny and Ziggy’s in Houston. The story of the American deli is also the story of American Jews – their immigration, migration, upward mobility and western assimilation.
$20, includes light noshes and movie, reservations required.

Sunday November 15, 2015 12:00PM-6:00pm

The Jewish Community Center is hosting the Hanukkah Market on Sunday, November 15 from 12-6 PM. The Hanukkah Market features local vendors of Arts and Crafts, books and Jewish foods. A children’s art yard will be available ($5). The market is free and open to all!

More info: Contact Festival Director Rita Skolnick, 801.581.0098 ext 119