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Deli Man

Deli ManOpening Reception | Sunday, December 13 | 11:00 AM
Opening Reception for MAVENS: Deli as a Family Tradition Photography Exhibit by Tara McCauley
English | 2015 | 91 minutes

Erik Greenberg Anjou's film explores Jewish culture as it reflects the heart of a vital ethnic history. In Houston, Texas, third-generation deli man Ziggy Gruber has built arguably the finest delicatessen restaurant in the U.S, Kenny & Ziggy's. His story – augmented by the stories of iconic delis such as Katz’s, 2nd Avenue Deli, Nate ‘n Al, Carnegie, and the Stage – embodies a tradition indelibly linked to its savory, nostalgic foods. Indulge in the deli foods you love and learn about the traditions that make deli one of America's great cuisines.

$8 Member | $12 Public
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Houston Jewish Film Festival

March 5-20, 2016
The Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival, presented with The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is intended to expose the community to current documentary, feature and short movies with meaningful Jewish or Israeli content. Films will cover a diverse range of cultural, religious or historical topics of Jewish relevance and are expected to educate, inform and entertain a wide general audience. 

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Summer Israeli Film Series

During the summer months the Houston Jewish Film Festival joins forces with the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest to bring the Summer Israeli Film Series to Houston. This series showcases Israeli films that have completed the film festival circuit. They are shown on a monthly basis. 
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Film Series at the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Fair 

The Jewish Book & Arts Fair is known to be one of the largest community-wide events in Houston. Why not have films as part of the Fair? The film chosen as the Audience Choice award during the Annual Jewish Film Festival usually makes an encore appearance as well as other stellar choices. 


The Kaplan Theatre is located in the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center’s IW Marks Theatre Center, the Gerald Rauch Cultural & Performing Arts Wing. All screenings are $8 Member, Patron of the Arts / $10 Public / $1 discount for students and seniors unless otherwise notes. For tickets please call 713.551.7255. 

For more information on our film programs, please contact Amy Rahmani at or 713.595.8197.