Virtual Film Screenings

Join us for a film screening this summer from the comfort of your own home! 

July 10-24 | The Tobacconist 
July 23 | Douze Points 
Aug 4 | Love in Suspenders 

The Tobacconist

July 10-24 
The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC is proud to partner with the Israel Film Center to bring you The Tobacconist. 
Join the Israel Film Center for a FREE virtual Q&A with the filmmaker, Nikolaus Leytner at 12:00 PM CST on July 16. Register

The Tobacconist

Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud (Bruno Ganz), a regular customer, and over time the two very different men form a singular friendship. When Franz falls desperately in love with the music-hall dancer Anezka, he seeks advice from the renowned psychoanalyst, who admits that the female sex is as big a mystery to him as it is to Franz. As political and social conditions in Austria dramatically worsen with the Nazis' arrival in Vienna, Franz, Freud, and Anezka are swept into the maelstrom of events. Each has a big decision to make: to stay or to flee? 


No preregistration required! The Tobacconist will be available to stream beginning July 10 and will go through July 24. Please visit beginning on July 10 to access the film. Tickets for this film are $12 per household and will be available to view for 48 hours after purchase.  Please use coupon code hjff20 at check out for 17% off. 

Save the Date!
My Polish Honeymoon | July 31-Aug 7
The Keeper | Aug 7-14
Details coming soon!

Douze Points

Douze PointsThursday, July 23 | 7:00 PM

Years after his excommunication from his French Muslim community for being gay, TJ is about to represent France in Europe’s biggest singing contest. The issue? His childhood friend, Rasoul, who outed TJ years earlier, wants to reconnect.

Unbeknownst to TJ, Rasoul and his father have joined ISIS and want him to detonate a bomb during the event in Israel; Douze Points is both funny and emotional, featuring Mossad agents hot on the trail of a talented kid caught between his past and his future.

FREE | Registration Required


Love In Suspenders

Love in SuspendersTuesday, August 4 | 7:00 PM

Celebrate Tu B’Av, the Jewish Day of Love, with this charming Israeli romantic comedy.

Tammy, a 64 year old widow who constantly deals with the memory of her loving late husband, meets Beno, a 70 year old sarcastic lone wolf widower – and the two fall in love. From their first unfortunate encounter, when Tammy hits Beno with her car until they unite in front of the altar, Tammy and Beno experience all sorts of emotional, funny struggles.

They get closer, break up, get back together and fight again, until ultimately their love wins out. The encounter between two people with such different personalities, such as Tammy and Beno, has to result in a nightmare…but love has its own rules.

FREE | Registration Required


For more information, please contact Andrea Wolfe at


Celebrate Tu B'Av, The Jewish Holiday of Love

Love it PlateKeep a Heart, Give a Heart Pottery in a Bag
Make the holiday extra special this year by painting a one-of-a- kind heart for you and for someone you love. Details

Share a Sweet Tu B'Av Treat
In the spirit of Tu B’Av, surprise a family member, neighbor, or friend with a message of chesed v'ahavah, kindness and love. On August 5, we will deliver a delicious sweet treat and your Tu B’Av good wishes within 5 miles of the JCC.* 

Each dessert box will include:

  • red velvet, oatmeal cranberry and double chocolate cookies
  • blondies
  • cinnamon chocolate rugelach pastries 

Order Dessert Box

*If you wish to send something to someone beyond 5 miles of the JCC, you may pick up your dessert and pre-printed message from the J on the morning of August 4.


Our film screenings are funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.