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Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Gordon Center for Performing Arts is currently closed to the public and we are in the process of rescheduling shows. Join us online for virtual arts and culture experiences.

Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Gordon Center for Performing Arts is currently closed to the public and we are in the process of rescheduling shows. Join us online for virtual arts and culture experiences.

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For over 30 years, the William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival (BJFF) has presented outstanding films of Jewish interest. This year's festival is going virtual! Join us online for a diverse selection of engaging films that examine Jewish history, heritage, and culture. 

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32nd Annual William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival

This year's festival is going virtual!

For over 30 years, the William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival has presented outstanding films of Jewish interest, as well as film education opportunites.  Join us for another diverse selection of engaging films that examine Jewish history, heritage, and culture. 

In these unprecedented times, to continue our goal to build community by offering you dynamic, inspiring and meaningful Jewish films from around the world, we are offering our films in an online format.  If you have email and internet, you will be able to view the films from the comfort and safety of your own homes.  We will also provide our discussions with guest speakers in an online format.

Although we initially moved the festival to June, we are excited to offer these films to you sooner!  Unfortunately, we will not be accepting mail in/registration forms and this will be the only chance to see these films in the context of our festival.  Please stay tuned for further details on how to participate.

See below for more information on this year's lineup of films. Ticketing is available for individual films and full and mini festival subscriptions are also available for purchase. Please note: Film Around Town screenings at offsite locations have been cancelled and are not included in festival subscription packages.

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Golda’s Balcony, The Film

Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Opening Night!

In this award-winning final masterpiece by playwright William Gibson (The Miracle Worker), acclaimed actress Tovah Feldshuh recreates 100 years of Jewish history, charting the journey of Golda Meir in one of the most thrilling and amazing stories of the twentieth century.

GUEST SPEAKER: Producer David Fishelson

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Those Who Remained

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 7:00 pm

This lyrical story of the healing power of love in the midst of conflict, loss and trauma, reveals the healing process of Holocaust survivors through the eyes of a young girl in post-World War II Hungary.

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Love in Suspenders

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 7:00 pm

When a gregarious widow haunted by the memory of her loving husband meets a sarcastic lone wolf widower, they discover that love has its own rules, as their relationship blossoms amid obstacles like grown children, faulty electricity, and intimate pharmaceuticals.

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Flawless

Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Transgender teenager Eden is recruited to join her new friends on a journey to achieve the bodies of their dreams, during which they must all come to terms with who they really want to be.

GUEST SPEAKERS: Abby Stein, author, Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman and Jo Ivester, author, Once a Girl, Always a Boy: A Family Memoir of a Transgender Journey

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Leona

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Ariela, a free-spirited muralist, feels deeply connected to her tight-knit Jewish community in Mexico City. But when she unexpectedly falls in love, she learns there are no easy choices as she struggles with her heart to find her path.

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The Keeper

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 7:00 pm

An audience favorite at film festivals around the country, this biographical drama depicts the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann, a German soldier and prisoner of war who becomes a footballing icon at Manchester City, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice.

GUEST SPEAKER: Christopher Reed, Stevenson University.

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Witness Theater

Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Through drama therapy exercises, The Witness Theater program forges deep personal connections between high school students and Holocaust survivors, ensuring that the stories of their experiences will live on.

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The Unorthodox

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 7:00 pm

It’s 1983 and Yakov Cohen is tired of being pushed around. With the help of two friends, he starts the first ethnic political group in Jerusalem, setting out on one of the oddest, most surprising and moving elections Israel has ever known.

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1938 Different

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Through the voices of witnesses, survivors and scholars, Oscar-nominated director Giorgio Treves shines a light on the remarkable events of September, 1938, in Italy, illuminating the decisive role played by the mass media in one of the most tragic examples of racial persecution in human history.

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Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles at North Oaks

Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Explore the creative roots of one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof.

Screening at North Oaks Senior Independent Living. Admission is free, but tickets are required, limited to four tickets per person.

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The Gordon and the JCC bring arts enrichment & cultural events to the community. We offer high-quality arts classes, trips, films and other creative opportunities for adults as well as dance, music and performing arts programs for youth. You can find them at the Gordon Center or in the classrooms and studios of the Rosenbloom Owings Mills and Weinberg Park Heights JCCs. 

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