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The JCC is known for its prestigious cultural programming including concerts, book & author events, and special events. This season is going to be great
The Donald M. Ephraim Film Festival's Hot Days Cool Flicks Presents: Secrets of War
(Netherlands) - Inseparable childhood friends in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands find their loyalty severely tested in this coming-of-age story. The danger and the humanity of wartime friendships ask three children to find maturity far beyond their years.
>Wednesday, July 20, 7:00pm
The Donald M. Ephraim Film Festival's Hot Days Cool Books Presents: Choice of Enemies
As the price for each barrel of oil rises on the international markets a consortium of American oil companies and the CIA plot to secure the flow of the crude.
Nathan, a retired CIA deep cover operative, now a Dean at a small college, returns to Africa. Assisted by a coterie of new and old allies, including a yeshiva bocher with a fondness for Armani suits, Nathan learns that his choice of friends is as important as his choice of enemies.
>Tuesday, July 26, 7:00pm
The Donald M. Ephraim Film Festival's Hot Days Cool Flicks Presents: Hill Start
Comedian Shlomo Bar-Aba stars in this comedy-drama as the head of a middle class family about to collapse under the weight of a tough father, his gentle son, unmarried daughter, comatose wife, a wedding, hot tempers, love, passion and a much needed driving road test!
>Wednesday, July 27, 7:00pm
The Donald M. Ephraim Film Festival's Hot Days Cool Flicks Presents: The Kind Words
Three Jerusalem siblings take a lifechanging trip to uncover the truth of their parentage. An insightful melodrama that taps both melancholy and humor
in its exploration of a family in crisis, the film was nominated for 12 Ophir (Israeli Academy Awards), a box office hit in Israel.
>Wednesday, August 3, 7:00pm
The Donald M. Ephraim Film Festival's Hot Days Cool Flicks Presents: How to Win Enemies
(Argentina) - A crowd-pleasing comic caper about a young Jewish lawyer who meets a beautiful girl in a café who then steals his savings. A great fan of detective novels, and convinced he was set up, he begins to investigate the case like one of the heroes in his beloved books.
>Wednesday, August 10, 7:00pm
The Donald M. Ephraim Film Festival's Hot Days Cool Flicks Presents: A Matter of Size
(Israel) This award-winning encore festival presentation (2009) is a charming comedy that recommends you grab life’s gusto with both hands and savor it.
Herzl is a big guy with some oversized problems to match his big heart. He’s an out-of-work chef plodding toward middleage, then he and his
buddies discover the world of sumo wrestling.
>Wednesday, August 17, 7:00pm
The Donald M. Ephraim Film Festival's Hot Days Cool Books Presents: My Life & Other Aggravations
Veteran newsman and columnist Ted Slate mines the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, careers and experiences to share a uniquely eloquent world view. Whether examining his second-life career as a tour director, or sharing the trials and tribulations of aging, Slate’s stories are a privileged invitation to unlatch a treasure chest of humorous and often intriguing experiences.
>Thursday, August 18, 7:00pm
The Donald M. Ephraim Film Festival's Hot Day Cool Flicks Presents: Hummus!
(USA, Israel) This is an eclectic and touching film about Hummus, the delicious super food captivating America. Secret recipes, a Guinness World Record and the power of Hummus to bring Muslims, Christians and Jews together… in the Middle East, America and around the world. The evening includes a surprise short film and an Israeli dinner for purchase if desired. Visit our website for dinner menus in each location.
>Wednesday, August 24, 7:00pm