Nancy Greenberg 
Worcester JCC 
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St. Johns High School, Remillard Hall in the Ryken Ctr., 378 Main St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545

The Willows at Worcester, Great Room, 101 Barry Road, Worcester, MA 01609

Worcester JCC, 633 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609


Made possible by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Central Mass


Central Mass International Jewish Film Festival 2018         Presented by the Worcester JCC and the Jewish Federation of Central MA

Major Sponsors Include: Jewish Healthcare Center, The Consulate General of Israel to New England and Mass Cultural Council


Saturday, January 20, 7:30 PM at St. John’s High School

Ryken Center, Shrewsbury


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Director: Eitan Anner, Israel 2016
92 Minutes Hebrew with English subtitles

Seeking refuge from the pressure of her life as a concert
pianist, Naomi moves to Jerusalem, where she finds
herself pulled into a struggle between her ultra-Orthodox
and secular neighbors. Rejecting pressure to conform to
the religious lifestyle, she receives escalating anonymous
threats. This film conveys an air of creeping unease that
leads to a surprising resolution.

Film preceded by greetings from Deputy Consul General,  Matan Zamir, The Consulate General of Israel to New England

Let Yourself Go

Tuesday, January 23, 7:30 PM at Worcester JCC,

633 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA

 Director: Francesco Amato Italy 2017, 98 Minutes, Italian with English subtitles.
In this screwball comedy, Elia, a distinguished psychiatrist, has great respect for the life of the mind, less so for his body and physical health. When his doctor insists that he start exercising, he hires Claudia, a feisty and uninhibited personal trainer. Soon his methodical and regulated life is swept into chaos as he finds himself letting go of more than just a few extra pounds.

LET YOURSELF GO, a charming and smart rom-com, won Globo d’Oro (Italian Golden Globe) for Best Comedy, 2017. 

Past Life

Saturday, January 27, 7:30 PM at St. John’s High School,

Ryken Center, Shrewsbury

Tickets Available at the Door

Director: Avi Nesher, Israel 2016, 110 minutes

Hebrew, English, German & Polish with English subtitles

Two sisters, one a classical composer and singer, the other
a fiery tabloid journalist, investigate a taboo topic: the mystery
of their difficult father’s experiences in Poland during
WW II. Set in 1977 Jerusalem, this is a detective story about
family, secrets, and identity. Based on the wartime diaries
of Dr. Baruch Milch. The film’s hauntingly beautiful score
was composed by Ella Milch-Sheriff, the inspiration for the
Stephi character.

Dessert reception after film co-sponsored by Chaverim,
a Program of JFCM, Hadassah Boroughs Chapter, and
Hadassah Worcester Chapter.

Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game

Sunday, January 28, 2:00 pm, at Worcester JCC Auditorium,
633 Salisbury St., Worcester

Just added: Second showing on Sunday, January 28, 4:30pm, at Worcester JCC Auditorium,

 633 Salisbury St., Worcester

Very Limited Tickets Availability at the door for 2pm showing

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Director: Howard L. Weiner, USA 2017, 90 minutes English.

Featuring the late, legendary Martin Landau in his final acting appearance alongside Paul Sorvino.

ABE & PHIL’S LAST POKER GAME is the story of Dr. Abe Mandelbaum, who moves into a nursing home with his deteriorating wife Molly, and forms an improbable friendship with gambler and womanizer, Phil Nicoletti. What seemed like the end of the road to Abe, soon becomes a whole new beginning. Their friendship is challenged when a mysterious nurse claims that her biological father resides in the home. Without children of their own, both men attempt to convince her as well as themselves, that they are her father. The film was written and directed by world- renowned neurologist and first time director Howard Weiner. Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival, 2017.

Sponsored by Jewish Healthcare Center


Tuesday, January 30, 7:30 PM

at the Willows at Worcester Great Room

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Director: Alison Chernick

USA 2017, 82 minutes English

ITZHAK, the critically acclaimed new documentary,
showcases the life and music of Itzhak Perlman, widely
considered one of the world’s greatest living
violinists. From his days as a boy with prodigious
talent to today, ITZHAK gives the world a glimpse of
the world class virtuoso’s private life, his performance
and teaching abilities, along with his indomitable
patience to achieve perfection.