JCC Filmfest presents the Charleston premiere of MENASHE
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 @ 7 pm
Within Brooklyn’s ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. Menashe intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood.
A discussion led by Sara Sharnoff Chesley, LMFT, Director of Charleston Jewish Family Services, follows the screening.
“The film is worth praising for what it is and admiring for what it’s not — there’s no sappiness or false emotion, and none of the clichéd, quirky misfits who populate so many commercial comedies.” — NY Times
Proceeds from this event benefit Charleston Jewish Family Services, an affiliate of the Charleston Jewish Federation. CJFS, a provider of financial and emotional support in our community, is guided by the fundamental Jewish values of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repair of the world).”
For more information, contact Sandra Brett at 843.571.6565 or email@example.com
The JCC WOW Bookfest presents:
Joan Juliet Buck: The Price of Illusion
When: Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Where: Charleston Library Society
164 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401
From Joan Juliet Buck, former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue comes her dazzling, compulsively readable memoir: a fabulous and very honest account of four decades spent in the creative heart of London, New York, Los Angeles, and Paris.
Joan’s memoir tells the story of a life lived in the best places at the most interesting times: London and New York in the swinging 1960s, Rome and Milan in the dangerous 1970s, Paris in the heady 1980s and 1990s. But when her fantasy life at Vogue came to an end, she had to find out who she was after all those years of make-believe. She chronicles this journey in beautiful and at times heartbreaking prose, taking the reader through the wild parties and the fashion, the celebrities and creative geniuses as well as love, loss, and the loneliness of getting everything you thought you wanted and finding it’s not what you’d imagined. While Joan’s story is unique, her journey toward self-discovery is refreshing and universal.
When: Wednesday, January 24 @ 7:00pm
Where: Terrace Theater @ 1956 Maybank Highway, Charleston SC
Tickets: $12.50 General Admission | $18 Patron – includes reserved seating
Born in Zakroczym, Poland in 1927, Holocaust Survivor Joe Engel was taken by the Nazi’s at 14 and never saw his parents again. Now 90 years old, Joe is the embodiment of living history and spends his retirement years ensuring the Holocaust is never forgotten.
From the overwhelming despair of the Warsaw Ghetto, to the shroud of unceasing death and suffering that was Birkenau and Auschwitz, to his escape from a Death Train at 17 and his covert work as a freedom fighter, Joe personally takes us on his vivid journey to hell and back.
This is a story of faith, renewal and redemption. Joe Engel, with an unwavering will to live, overcame unimaginable horrors to become a treasured citizen, community leader and philanthropist.
Film Producer/Director Ron Small, Survivor Joe Engel, and College of Charleston student Samantha Krantz provide additional insights following this exclusive screening. Charleston School of Law Professor Nancy Zisk will speak about: “The Rule of Law: A Legal Perspective on Lessons of the Holocaust.”
Proceeds benefit the Charleston Jewish Federation’s REMEMBER Program for Holocaust Education and Genocide Awareness and Synagogue Emanu-El’s Holocaust Education Fund.
From legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky—who currently appears on The Goldbergs, HBO’s Silicon Valley, and Norman Lear’s new One Day at a Time, author of The Dangerous Animals Club and The Tobolowsky Files podcast—My Adventures with God is a funny, introspective collection about love, catastrophe, and triumph, all told through the lens of his evolving relationship with the mystery that is “God.”
As Tobolowsky explains, “It’s hard to believe in nothing. Even cats believe in suppertime. As much as we love certainty, we are often shaped by the invisible, the unexplainable—something we call faith. We are inclined to acknowledge the holy. Even if it is only a paper heart we find in an old suitcase.”
When: Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Where: The Schoolhouse
720 Magnolia Road Charleston, SC 29407
Two-time Emmy Award winner Judy Gold is a veteran of stand-up comedy, known for her edgy wit, sharp timing, and infamous crowd work. Consistently appealing to all generations and backgrounds, Judy can be found throughout most mediums of entertainment.
Gold’s stand-up specials include Comedy Central Presents: Judy Gold, Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd Stands Up, and Judy’s own HBO half-hour special for which she received The Cable Ace Award. She’s appeared on The Stephen Colbert Show, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Tonight Show, The Conan O’Brien Show, and in a half-hour comedy special for LOGO.
Along with stepping in as host for The Wendy Williams Show, Anderson Cooper and The View, she’s also hosted Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time, The GLAAD Media Awards on VH1 and HBO’s At the Multiplex with Judy Gold, which ran for nearly a decade. She can currently be seen on Showtime’s “I’m Dying Up Here” and hosts a podcast, “Kill Me Now.”
One night only: Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm | COST: $35
LOCATION: The Schoolhouse, 720 Magnolia Rd, Charleston, SC 29407
Pauline Sokol Nakios, Fashion Designer and Charleston Fashion Week Judge, to Speak March 14 at The Charleston Library Society
Designer and well-known former Charlestonian Pauline Sokol Nakios will discuss the “pivots” in her life: balancing a fast-paced fashion career, home, husband and children. Andrea Serrano, Charleston’s fashion blogger and stylist, will moderate.
The event is being hosted by the Charleston Jewish Community Center without Walls (JCC WOW) as part of their 2018 season roster of programs.
The event will take place at 1pm on Wednesday March 14 at the Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401.
Pauline Sokol Nakios is known for her collection Lilla P, which is sold across North America and the UK. Her second brand, Leo & Sage is a modern collection of highly curated knits and ready to wear with a strong emphasis on luxury fabrications and architectural silhouettes.
Andrea Serrano is a freelance wardrobe stylist and producer on fashion and commercial productions. Her style blog, Charleston Shop Curator, launched in March 2013, and focuses on local designers and boutiques.
Admission is $10. For more information, contact Marylyn Haspel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-927-8665.
A secular Jew, Abigail Pogrebin talks about her Jewish year and personal journey – to research, observe and write about each and every ritual, fast and festival in one Jewish year, even the ones she’d never heard of.
When: Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Where: To Be Determined
The JCC WOW Bookfest, in partnership with KKBE Sisterhood, presents:
Abigail Pogrebin: My Jewish Year
When: Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Where: Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue, 90 Hasell Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Born a Jew, Abigail Pogrebin embarked on an entire year of research, observance and writing about every ritual, fast and festival in one Jewish year after realizing how little she knew.
An immersive exploration that is both intimate and humorous, the book is an accessible digestible roadmap or a fresh take on what you’ve been practicing for a lifetime.
Kosher refreshments will be served at the event.
In honor of Ira and Anita Rosenberg.
This program sponsored in part by a generous allocation from the Charleston Jewish Federation.
Join us for a special screening at the Terrace Theater:
Thursday, May 17th, 2018 @ 7:15 PM
Terrace Theater @ 1956 Maybank Highway, Charleston SC
General Seating Tickets $12.50
This film is Rated R