Tuesday, March 7, 2023

NJJFF 2023 - NJJFF Legends Film: "Mel Brooks: Disobedient Jew" & "Young Frankenstein" Preview 


Sunday, March 19, 12:00PM

JCC MetroWest's Maurice Levine Theater

760 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ

Walk this way to our first NJJFF Legends event, a tribute to Mel Brooks: a giant of American comedy, an EGOT, and Anne Bancroft’s husband. Jeremy Dauber, the Atran Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at Columbia University and the author of books about Sholom Aleichem, Jewish Humor, and the history of American Comics, brings his new biography, Mel Brooks: Disobedient Jew (from the Jewish Lives series), to JCC MetroWest with a screening of Brooks’s timeless parody, Young Frankenstein. Prof. Dauber will offer commentary on this “surprisingly Jewish” film and Brooks’s legendary life in comedy. Copies of Mel Brooks: Disobedient Jew will be available for sale and signing.




Click above to view the Young Frankenstein trailer.


Don’t miss your chance to see our carefully curated Jewish and Israeli films of 2022 at New Jersey’s premier Jewish cultural celebration - both virtually and in-person.


Opening Film: Only in Theaters
Sunday, March 12, 3:00PM


Nelson's Last Stand
Monday, March 13, 11:00AM
Documentary, Virtual Screening Available

Eva's Promise
Wednesday, March 15, 1:00PM
Post-film Q&A with filmmakers

Cinema Sabaya
Wednesday, March 15, 7:00PM
Post-film Q&A with
Orit Fouks Rotem
Narrative, Virtual Screening Available in NJ, AZ, & FL

Spotlight Film: Where Life Begins
Thursday, March 16, 7:00PM

Shorts Program
Friday, March 17, 11:00AM

Spotlight Film: SHTTL
Saturday, March 18, 8:30PM

A Tree of Life / From Darkness to Light
Sunday, March 19, 4:00PM

The Way to Happiness
Monday, March 20, 11:00AM
Narrative, Virtual Screening Available in NJ

Tuesday, March 21, 7:00PM
Post-film Q&A with
Ofir Raul Graizer

Four Winters: A Story of Jewish Partisan Resistance
and Bravery in WWII

Thursday, March 23, 7:00PM
Post-film Reading of Partisan Poetry

Friday, March 24, 11:00AM
Post-film Q&A with
Moshe Rosenthal

June Zero
Saturday, March 25, 8:30PM

Dead Sea Guardians
Sunday, March 26, 1:00PM
Documentary, Virtual Screening Available in NJ, AZ, & FL

My Neighbor Adolf
Sunday, March 26, 4:00PM
Feature, Virtual Screening Available in NJ & AZ 




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