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Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Gordon Center for Performing Arts is currently closed to the public and we are in the process of rescheduling shows. Join us online for virtual arts and culture experiences.

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For over 30 years, the William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival (BJFF) has presented outstanding films of Jewish interest.  Join us this spring for another diverse selection of engaging films that examine Jewish history, heritage, and culture. 
NOTICE: The film festival has been postponed and will take place from late June-early August. Specific dates will be posted here in the near future.

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32nd Annual William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival

NOTICE: The film festival has been postponed and will take place from late June-early August. Specific dates will be posted here in the near future.

For over 30 years, the William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival has presented outstanding films of Jewish interest, as well as film education opportunites.  Join us for another diverse selection of engaging films that examine Jewish history, heritage, and culture. See below for more information on this year's lineup of films. 

Ticketing is available for individual films and full festival subscriptions are also available for purchase. Please note: Film Around Town screenings at offsite locations are not included in festival subscription packages.

NEW in 2020: Mini-subscriptions! Enjoy discounted pricing for the five films of your choice.

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Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles at North Oaks

Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 3:00 pm

Explore the creative roots of one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof.

Screening at North Oaks Senior Independent Living. Admission is free, but tickets are required, limited to four tickets per person.

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Golda’s Balcony, The Film

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Opening Night!

In this award-winning final masterpiece by playwright William Gibson (The Miracle Worker), acclaimed actress Tovah Feldshuh recreates 100 years of Jewish history, charting the journey of Golda Meir in one of the most thrilling and amazing stories of the twentieth century.

GUEST SPEAKER: Producer David Fishelson

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Witness Theater

Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 3:00 pm

Through drama therapy exercises, The Witness Theater program forges deep personal connections between high school students and Holocaust survivors, ensuring that the stories of their experiences will live on.

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Flawless

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Transgender teenager Eden is recruited to join her new friends on a journey to achieve the bodies of their dreams, during which they must all come to terms with who they really want to be.

GUEST SPEAKERS: Abby Stein, author, Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman and Jo Ivester, author, Once a Girl, Always a Boy: A Family Memoir of a Transgender Journey

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Leona

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Ariela, a free-spirited muralist, feels deeply connected to her tight-knit Jewish community in Mexico City. But when she unexpectedly falls in love, she learns there are no easy choices as she struggles with her heart to find her path.

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1938 Different

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Through the voices of witnesses, survivors and scholars, Oscar-nominated director Giorgio Treves shines a light on the remarkable events of September, 1938, in Italy, illuminating the decisive role played by the mass media in one of the most tragic examples of racial persecution in human history.

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Love in Suspenders

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 7:00 pm

When a gregarious widow haunted by the memory of her loving husband meets a sarcastic lone wolf widower, they discover that love has its own rules, as their relationship blossoms amid obstacles like grown children, faulty electricity, and intimate pharmaceuticals.

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The Keeper

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 7:00 pm

An audience favorite at film festivals around the country, this biographical drama depicts the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann, a German soldier and prisoner of war who becomes a footballing icon at Manchester City, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice.

GUEST SPEAKER: Christopher Reed, Stevenson University.

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The Unorthodox

Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 1:00 pm

It’s 1983 and Yakov Cohen is tired of being pushed around. With the help of two friends, he starts the first ethnic political group in Jerusalem, setting out on one of the oddest, most surprising and moving elections Israel has ever known.

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Tel Aviv on Fire

Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 4:00 pm

Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular television soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. As the program’s plot unfolds, so does Salam’s own story, as he tries to balance conflicting interests and his growing affection for an old friend.

GUEST SPEAKER: Director Sameh Zoabi

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Those Who Remained

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 7:00 pm

This lyrical story of the healing power of love in the midst of conflict, loss and trauma, reveals the healing process of Holocaust survivors through the eyes of a young girl in post-World War II Hungary.

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Flawless at the Senator Theatre

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Transgender teenager Eden is recruited to join her new friends on a journey to achieve the bodies of their dreams, during which they must all come to terms with who they really want to be.

Film Around Town screening at the Senator Theatre: tickets to offsite showings are not included in festival subscription packages.

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Love in Suspenders at the Parkway Theatre

Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 10:00 am

When a gregarious widow haunted by the memory of her loving husband meets a sarcastic lone wolf widower, they discover that love has its own rules, as their relationship blossoms amid obstacles like grown children, faulty electricity, and intimate pharmaceuticals.

Film Around Town screening at the Parkway Theatre: tickets to offsite showings are not included in festival subscription packages.

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The Gordon and the JCC bring arts enrichment & cultural events to the community. We offer high-quality arts classes, trips, films and other creative opportunities for adults as well as dance, music and performing arts programs for youth. You can find them at the Gordon Center or in the classrooms and studios of the Rosenbloom Owings Mills and Weinberg Park Heights JCCs. 

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