Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County Presents Its Second Annual Film Shorts Festival

Film Shorts

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents its

Second Annual Film Shorts Festival

WHEN: Sunday, October 28, 2018, at 2 PM
The Jewish Heritage Museum is located in the Mounts Corner Shopping Center, at 310 Mounts Corner Drive, Freehold, NJ, at the corner of Route 537 and Wemrock Road (between the CentraState Medical Center and Freehold Raceway Mall). It is on the second floor of the historic Levi Solomon Barn.
TICKETS: $10 non-members, $8 members, students free.
For more information or to make a paid reservation (non-refundable), call the Museum at 732-252-6990, or visit  JEWISH HERITAGE

With shorts ranging from vintage to contemporary, serious as well as comedic, the screening will be followed by a discussion led by Seymour Levin.

Seymour Levin is a documentary filmmaker from the Philadelphia area. He has worked on several notable projects including Steven Spielberg’s Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation and A World of Discovery for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As the son of Holocaust survivors and a certified Gestalt counselor, he is particularly drawn to projects that promote social justice and healing.

The shorts to be presented include:


Misha Zubarev | 5 min | Israel | 2017

A heated discussion at an isolated bus stop between two strangers - Amir, a secular former soldier and Yosef, an Orthodox man - leads to a journey of self-discovery and an unforgettable turn of events.


Various | 20 min | USA | 2018

A montage celebrating the life of Sir Nicholas George Winton, MBE, a British humanitarian who organized the rescue of 669, mostly Jewish children, from German-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War in an operation later known as the Czech Kindertransport.


Etgar Keret and Shira Gefen | 4 min | Israel | 2008

Absurdity ensues as a man with a banana-laden donkey attempts to cross a checkpoint in the middle of the Israeli desert.


Amy Schatz | 19 min | USA | 2018

Elliott asks his great-grandfather, Jack, about the number tattooed on his arm, sparking a conversation about Jack’s life: childhood memories of Poland, the loss of his family, surviving Auschwitz, and a new life in America.


László Nemes | 13 min | Hungary | 2007

László Nemes fixes his camera on the evocatively stoic face of a young office clerk, capturing every nuance as she scrupulously goes about her day, leading to a solemn revelation just outside, where a man waits for her.


Dana Nachman | 9 min | USA | 2016

A woman who lived a long life full of love and loss has to decide, based on all she has learned, who to take along to eternity.


Paula Weiman-Kelman | 25 min | Israel | 2015

Jo Milgrom, artist/feminist/Jewish thinker, scavenges Jerusalem dumpsters for choice junk that she combines with worn out ritual objects rescued from synagogues and funeral homes. The film is a rich portrait of the artist’s world.


Shelly Kling-Yosef | 21 min | Israel | 2008

In Gali’s family tradition, every bride must prepare gefilte fish for the wedding party, to guarantee a successful marriage. When Gali's mother and grandmother give her a live carp to cook, Gali is torn between her need for tradition and her sympathy for the fish.

This program is made possible in part by the Monmouth County Historical Commission through funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The JHMOMC is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Museum is handicapped and assistive listening accessible.