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Reading Jewish Film Series Continues This Week

Oct 26, 2017 • by Jewish Federation of Reading
Film Series

Wyomissing, PA — The Jewish Federation of Reading announces the second film of the fourth season of the Reading Jewish Film Series on Wednesday, November 1.The Reading Jewish Film Series is co-sponsored by the Rubin Educational Fund of the Jewish Federation of Reading and Fox Theatres. Admission is $5 per film or $30 for the series of seven films. All films will be shown on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm at FOX EAST, 4350 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading PA.

The Reading Jewish Film Series 2018 continues Wednesday, November 1 with a screening of the Israeli documentary Hummus! The Movie. Hummus – the delicious nutritious superfood sweeping America – has the power to bring Muslim, Christians and Jews together…in the Middle East, America and around the world. In Hummus! The Movie we meet three main characters – a hard working Muslim woman, an ever-smiling Jew and a young Christian Arab on a restless quest for meaning. But despite their historical and cultural differences they all have one thing in common…a passionate love of hummus! 

A post-film hummus tasting will be held after the film and is sponsored by the Wyomissing Family Restaurant and Bakery in partnership with the Islamic Center of Reading.

Tickets can be purchased at FOX EAST beginning at 6:30 pm on the day of the screening, and series tickets can be bought at the Jewish Cultural Center, 1100 Berkshire Blvd. Suite 125, Wyomissing, PA 19610 or 610-921-0624. Cash and checks are accepted.

Five other films will be shown as part of the The Reading Jewish Film Series. On December 13, 2017, the documentary There are Jews Here, based on modern life in four small Jewish communities in the U.S., will be shown.

In January 2018, the Israeli drama The Women’s Balcony will be shown. Body & Soul: An American Bridge another American documentary, about the relationship between jazz music and African Americans and American Jews, will screen in March 2018. A post-film discussion will be held afterwards in conjunction with the Central Pennsylvania African American Museum. The series continues in April with American drama Fanny’s Journey, based on a true story of a young girl in war-torn Europe during World War II. The Reading Jewish Film Series 2018 concludes in May 2018 with the Italian documentary The Venice Ghetto, 500 Years of Life. A post-film discussion will be held as well as special Italian dessert reception compliments of Monte Lauro European Gourmet of Temple.

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