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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.

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. This year's festival is going virtual!  From May 16 through June 10, join us online for a diverse selection of engaging films that examine Jewish history, heritage, and culture. 

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

This year's festival is going virtual!

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.  From May 16 through June 10, join us for another diverse selection of engaging films that examine Jewish history, heritage, and culture. 

In these unprecedented times, to continue our goal to build community by offering you dynamic, inspiring and meaningful Jewish films from around the world, we are offering our films in an online format.  If you have email and internet access, you will be able to view the films from the comfort and safety of your own homes.  We will also provide our discussions with guest speakers in an online format.*  Although we initially moved the festival to June, we are excited to offer these films to you sooner!  Unfortunately, we will not be accepting mail in/registration forms and this will be the only chance to see these films in the context of our festival. 

See below for more information on this year's lineup of films. Ticketing is available for individual films and mini festival subscriptions are also available for purchase. Please note: Film Around Town screenings at offsite locations have been cancelled and are not included in festival subscription packages.

Thank you to the Edward A. Myerberg Center Tech-Knowledge Hub Concierge for hosting a Zoom call about technical education and support. See the link below to view the recorded session, and for more opportunities and programs at the Myerberg, visit: myerberg.org

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*Online Community Gatherings Sponsored by Baltimore Israel Coalition 

The Keeper

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 7:00 pm

VIRTUAL SCREENING WINDOW:
Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00pm through Thursday, May 28 at 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: Online sales close 2 hours before viewing window opens

VIRTUAL LIVE DISCUSSION via Zoom:
With Guest Speaker Christopher Reed, Stevenson University:  Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00pm
 

This award-winning audience favorite depicts the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann, a German soldier and prisoner of war who becomes a footballing icon against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice.  Learn more ->

Sponsored by Har Sinai - Oheb Shalom Congregation.

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Witness Theater

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 8:30 pm

VIRTUAL SCREENING WINDOW:
Saturday, May 30 at 8:30pm through Monday, June 1 at 8:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: Online sales close 2 hours before viewing window opens

VIRTUAL LIVE DISCUSSION via Zoom:
Informal film discussion with staff and patrons, Sunday, May 31 at 7:00pm

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.  Learn more ->

Sponsored by North Oaks.

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The Unorthodox

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 7:00 pm

VIRTUAL SCREENING WINDOW:
Monday, June 1 at 7:00pm through Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: Online sales close 2 hours before viewing window opens

VIRTUAL LIVE DISCUSSION via Zoom:
Informal film discussion with staff and patrons, Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00pm

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, in one of the oddest, most surprising and moving elections Israel has ever known. Learn more->

Sponsored by North Oaks.

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1938 Different

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 7:00 pm

VIRTUAL SCREENING WINDOW:
Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00pm through Friday, June 5 at 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: Online sales close 2 hours before viewing window opens

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. Learn more ->

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Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 8:30 pm

VIRTUAL SCREENING WINDOW:
Saturday, June 6 at 8:30pm through Monday, June 8 at 8:30pm - SOLD OUT

Explore the creative roots and influential impact of one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and how it still remains relevant today.  Learn more ->

Tickets are FREE, but participation is limited. This special virtual presentation is co-hosted by our generous sponsor, North Oaks. SOLD OUT

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After Munich

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 7:00 pm

VIRTUAL SCREENING WINDOW:
Monday, June 8 at 7:00pm through Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: Online sales close 2 hours before viewing window opens

VIRTUAL LIVE DISCUSSION via Zoom:
With Guest Speaker Francine Zuckerman, Director: Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00pm

In the aftermath of the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of eleven Israeli athletes, four women revisit the moment that changed their lives forever.  Learn more ->

Presented in partnership with the Jewish Museum of Maryland.  Please note that this film has replaced Tel Aviv On Fire in the 2020 BJFF.

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