Contact

Nancy Greenberg 
Worcester JCC 
ngreenberg@worcesterjcc.org 
508-756-7109 x 232 

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Locations

Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence St., Worcester, MA 01604

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

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

 

Central Mass International Jewish Film Festival 2019         Presented by the Worcester JCC

 

Presenting Sponsor

 

Major Sponsors


 

Media Partners

Community Partners

Chaverim, a Program of JFCM
Haddassah Greater Boroughs & Worcester Chapters 
The Willows at Worcester

Three Ticket Purchasing Methods Available: 
  • Purchase Online @ www.worcesterjcc.org
  • Purchase Tickets at the JCC: 633 Salisbury St, Worcester
  • Purchase Tickets at the Door (subject to availability)

Encore Showing: Dough
Friday, January 18, 1:00 PM at Worcester Senior Center
(Snow Date: Friday January 25, 1pm)
Free

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Director: John Goldschmid I UK I 2015 I94 minutes I English

After 100 years in business, Nat’s third generation kosher bakery in London’s East End, is in a downward spiral.  His longtime customers are moving away or dying and his son, the lawyer, has no interest in the family business. In a pinch, Nat reluctantly hires a young Muslim apprentice who accidentally drops his stash of cannabis into the dough, causing sales to sky rocket. A warm hearted comedy about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places.

OPENING NIGHT FILM: The Cakemaker
Saturday, January 19, 7:30 PM at St. John’s High School
Remillard Hall in the Ryken Center
Shrewsbury, $15 General Admission

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Director: Ofir Raul Graizer; Germany, Israel, 2017 105 Minutes; English, German, and Hebrew with English subtitles

The Cakemaker is a sensitive portrayal of love and relationships. Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man. When Oren disappears, Thomas travels to Jerusalem looking for answers. Without revealing his secret, he begins working for Oren’s widow at her small café, and becomes involved in her life in unexpected ways. Adult content. 

Shoelaces
Tuesday, January 22, 7:30 PM at Worcester JCC
633 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA, $12 General Admission


 
Director:  Jacob Goldwasser; Israel, 2018 90 Minutes; Hebrew with English subtitles
Nominated for 8 Israeli Academy Awards including Best Picture, SHOELACES tells the gently comic story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs adult son, whom he abandoned when he was a young boy. Thoughtful, poignant, and unexpectedly funny.
The Last Suit

Saturday, January 26, 7:30 PM at St. John’s High School,
Ryken Center, Shrewsbury - $15 General Admission 


Director: Pablo Solarz I Argentina, Spain I 2017 I 92 minutes I German, Polish, Spanish, Yiddish with English subtitles
Jewish tailor Abraham Bursztein has built a successful life in Argentina, but at 88, finds his place in the world diminished. When his daughters arrange for his move into a retirement home, he plots a secret, one-way road trip to Poland, to search for the Christian friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II. Audience favorite, Atlanta and Miami Jewish Film Festivals 2018. Dessert reception after film. Co-sponsored by Chaverim, a program of JFCM, Hadassah Boroughs Chapter, Hadassah Worcester Chapter, and the Latino-Jewish Roundtable

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel
Sunday, January 27, 2:00 pm: Worcester JCC Auditorium 
633 Salisbury St., Worcester 
$12 General Admission



Director: Seth Kramer, Daniel Miller, Jeremy Newberger, USA, 2018,
91 minutes, English
A new chapter in the enduring love story of Jews and baseball, Heading Home is the stirring underdog chronicle of the unexpected triumph of Israel’s national baseball team at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Team Israel’s scrappy line-up included several Jewish MLB players—including former Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway—who found themselves exploring their Jewish identity for the first time while representing Israel on the world stage. A home run for audiences of all ages. Sponsored by: Jewish Healthcare Center

Sammy Davis, JR.: I've Gotta Be Me
Closing Night Film
Saturday, January 29, 7:30 PM at The Willows at Worcester, Great Room - $12 General Admission 


Director: Sam Pollard; USA, 2017, 100 minutes; English
Throughout his legendary career, Sammy Davis, Jr. strove for the American Dream despite the odds of racial prejudice. When Davis converted to Judaism, he yoked his identity to yet another persecuted minority. Electrifying performance excerpts, never-before-seen photographs, and interviews with renowned performers paint a vivid picture of this extraordinary artist’s life in this award-winning documentary. Opening Night and Audience Favorite, Boston Jewish Film Festival 2018