The JCC honors the art of filmmaking and storytelling by providing cinema enthusiasts with the opportunity to feel closer to the exciting energy of the film world.

As part of your subscription, you are entitled to concierge service for Patron of the Arts programs. To register for a program, please contact Nina Bachrach at 201.408.1406 or nbachrach@jccotp.org.


Heading Home: The Tale of the Team of Israel

This film is the David-and-Goliath story of Israel’s national baseball team as it competes for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. Its roster includes many Jewish-American major leaguers, most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, barely any ever having set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from the Holy Land where they are hailed as modern-day Maccabees to the tournament in South Korea where they must debunk their reputations as has-beens and wannabes. The connection to Israel that the players forge pushes them to unexpected heights as they represent the country on the world stage.

Special Guests: Directors of the film. Sponsored by the Rubach Family

Sun, Sep 16
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM


IAC Cinematec

IAC Cinematec was founded to introduce the US public to Israeli films, film makers, and daily life in Israel in an effort to create an Israeli-American community of film fans, who can share in the experience and enjoy dialogues about the films. Films are screened with English subtitles and attended by a guest director, actor, or a film professional, who will discuss issues related to the film in English.

The Museum

The Museum is a film about Israel's most important institution, the Israel museum. The film follows the visitors, the guides and documents the human aspects of the museum: the museum director, the singing security guard, the kashrut inspector, the Palestinian guide and, the visitor who lost her vision are some of the characters that the film follows.

Get your tickets in advance. Price will increase at the door.

Director: Ran Tal

7:00 Reception
7:30 Screening followed by discussion with the film director Ran Tal

Tickets at the door are $17. Please get your tickets in advance.

Sun, Oct 14
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM