Scottsdale Public Library Presents
Two Among the Rightous Few
A Story of Courage in the Holocaust
Author Marty Brounstein tells of the courage and compassion of a christain Dutch couple, Frans and Mien Wijnakker, who saved at least 2 dozen Jews from the Holocaust and of his personal connection to this story.
AJAMI 2009 / 120 min. October 10th 7pm. M:$5 NM:$8
Program code: ISM1
Ajami is a bold new crime drama set on the margins of an Arab ghetto in the Israeli city of Jaffa that "could almost be in the Los Angeles of 'Boyz N the Hood,' the Baltimore of 'The Wire' or the Rio de Janeiro of 'City of God.'(New York Times)
Teeming with Palestinian illegal immigrants, Israeli Arabs, Christians and Jews, Ajami is a cloistered urban neighborhood as treacherous and potentially deadly as the front lines of Gaza. When a Bedouin extortionist is gunned down in self defense, a teenager is mistakenly killed in retribution, and an entire Arab family faces extinction. Under the same roof, a young Palestinian risks his life and freedom to pay for treatment that would save his dying mother. Out on the streets, a Jewish cop preys on the local drug trade by night while searching for his missing brother by day. Enemy, neighbor, or both, everyone in Ajami runs the same risk of death, arrest and heartbreak.
Beaufort 2007 / 126 mins.
December 11th, 7pm
M:$5 NM:$8 Program code: ISM2
After 18 years dug into a heavily fortified mountain deep in occupied Lebanon, the last Israeli soldiers enduring constant bombardment at the site of the ancient crusader stronghold called Beaufort receive orders to abandon their posts, detonate the warren of bunkers in which they've tenuously clung to life and victory, and come home. Amid redoubled shelling from Hezbollah, the fort's brash, impossibly young commander Liraz (Oshri Cohen) struggles to keep himself and his men safe from a faceless enemy that would turn withdrawal into massacre, and transform a just cause into a lost cause.
"One of those once-in-a-decade war pictures that reminds us what's worthwhile about putting the ritualized barbarism of combat onscreen in the first place." (New York Sun).
Israeli songs night (karaoke)
September 30th, 7pm at the JCA
Join as for evening that is all blue and White, a Karaoke accompanied with Guitar players and it’s all an Israeli Music!!!
THE EVENT IS OPEN AND FREE TO ALL, JUST BRING YOUR TALENT!!!
November 21st, 7pm
Israeli Basketball team Kickoff
August 19th, 7-9pm
Bring Your Own Lunch and let’s talk about Israel
Noon – 1pm
Monday August 19
Wednesday October 16 – Special Yitzhak Rabin memorial
Monday November 18
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