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Celebrating Israeli Films, is dedicated to bringing acclaimed Israeli films and filmmakers to the USA.

Movie is in Hebrew with English subtitles.


About Cinematec

Celebrating Israeli Films, is dedicated to bringing acclaimed Israeli films and filmmakers to the USA. Established by Esther (Etti) Inbal in 2016, under the initial name Israeli Americans Community Cinematec (IAC Cinematec), the organization operates within Kaplen JCC on The Palisades in Tenafly, NJ. Supported by the Israeli American Council and the Consulate General of Israel in New York, CINEMATEC aims to foster communities of Israeli and American enthusiasts of Israeli cinema. Beyond showcasing films, the organization strives to create an engaging atmosphere for understanding and discussing life in Israel and broader topics as presented by Israeli filmmakers. Cinematec serves as a platform for cultural exchange and meaningful dialogue, contributing to the appreciation and exploration of Israeli cinema in the United States.

Cinematec Presents

A Funny, Thought Provoking Film 

Saturday, Feb 24 at 7 PM

A once successful novelist tries to revive his fading career by launching a highly inventive scam. He recruits a reckless actress and trains her to assume the somber identity of a lit Masters student. Their lives will alter forever.

“ A delightful sophisticated mixture of literary Mystery, A witty comedy, and the moving character study of two lost souls who make a connection. Its a perfect movie for these troubled times, both funny and thought provoking, with an unpredictability that will keep you in suspense.” The Jerusalem Post


Q&A RUBI NAMDAR, Author. His novel The Ruined House has won the Sapir Prize.

Tickets, $30
Eric Brown Theater
Movie is in Hebrew with English subtitles

The Founder

Etti Inbal, Ph.D. earned a Doctor of Philosophy from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. She lectured at the Hebrew University on Science, Education, and Technology and led the integration of technology education into the central district of Israel. In the US, as a scientist at the Harvard School of Education she developed leading educational software in science education and received Parents’ Choice Award. Later she founded MediaKid Computer Education Center In Brookline MA. Moving to NYC Etti Co Chaired Israeli Leadership Conference and lead the section “Inspired By Art”