7 2019

Short Film Showcase

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
413-256-4900 scollins@yiddishbookcenter.org


$ Cost $ 0.00

Presented as part of the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival

“The Chop”
Yossi, a charismatic, young butcher, has lost his job. After having trouble finding a new job, he decides to pretend that he's Muslim in order to get work at a Halal butcher shop. Can he keep his job while also keeping his Jewish identity intact?

“Egg Cream”
This bubbling screening offers a sweet look at the memory, history, and enduring meaning of a beloved chocolate soda drink, born in Jewish immigrant neighborhoods at the turn of the 20th century.

After months of preparation for a massive Passover feast, the whole mishpocha (family) gathers in anticipation of the time-honored holiday fish dish, in this heartwarming tribute to Jewish traditions and the joyous bond of family and food.

“Wendy's Shabbat”
Friends in a retirement community usher in Shabbat with candles, challah, and grape juice at a local fast-food restaurant. The group is happy to celebrate together and the Wendy's staff is proud to be part of such a lovely ritual.

For more information and to purchase tickets: http://www.pvjff.org/films-by-name/the-chop