The J is proud to partner with the National Center for Jewish Film, the Ciesla Foundation, and Go2Films to offer several rare and relevant documentary films throughout the year.

King Bibi

Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 | 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Directed by Dan Shadur | Israel | 2018 | 87 minutes

King BibiThis film explores Israel Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s rise to power, relying solely on archival footage of his media performances over the years: from his days as a popular guest expert on American TV, through his public confession of adultery and his mastery of the art of social media.

From one studio to another, “King Bibi” evolved from Israel’s great political hope to a controversial figure whom some perceive as Israel’s savior, and others as a cynical politician who will stop at nothing to retain his power.

1:00 PM Screening*
$6.50 Member | $9.50 Public | Purchase Tickets 

7:30 PM Screening*
$12.50 Member | $17.50 Public | Purchase Tickets 


The Trial of Adolf Eichmann
Introduction by Horvitz Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Hanna Yablonka of Ben-Gurion University 

Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 | 7:30 PM
Directed by Michaël Prazan | France | 2011 | 90 minutes

The Trial of Adolf EichmannThe 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann, held in an Israeli courtroom and broadcast around the globe, was a benchmark event in the historiography of the Holocaust. Employing new video and broadcast technologies, the trial was also a milestone in media and journalism coverage.

This absorbing, comprehensive documentary features detailed accounts of Eichmann's capture, the drama in the courtroom and behind the scenes, and reactions to the trial from around the world.

$12.50 Member | $17.50 Public* | Purchase Tickets


From Slavery to Freedom

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Directed by Arkady Kogan | Israel | 2019 | 84 minutes

From Slavery to FreedomIn 1977, Natan Sharansky, a famous human rights activist, was arrested on charges of spying for the USA, treason and anti-Soviet agitation. Revisit a Soviet era where there was an overwhelming sense of fear and insecurity in the face of the system.

Sharansky defied this system in his fight for freedom and national identification and, after spending years in prison, ultimately won the struggle, paving the way for all of Soviet Jewry. 

1:00 PM Screening*
$6.50 Member | $9.50 Public | Purchase Tickets

7:30 PM Screening*
$12.50 Member | $17.50 Public | Purchase Tickets 


*Ticket prices include service fees.

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