Monthly Archives: March 2018

Israel @ 70 Film Festival

CELEBRATE 70 Years of Israeli Independence!

May 1-18

Individual Film:
$5 for Members | $ 8 for Guests

Film Series:
$25 for Members | $40 for Guests

Join us as we mark this momentous anniversary with the Israel @ 70 Film Festival showcasing six films that explore Israeli society through fascinating, humorous, inspiring, and controversial Israeli feature films and documentaries.

Lite fare, desserts, coffee and tea are included.

Tuesday, May 1 -10:00am
Complex repercussions face two families, one Israeli and one Palestinian, after
learning that their sons were accidentally switched at birth.

Friday, May 4 -10:00am
THE KIND WORDS (Comedy/Drama)
This quirky dramedy follows three Jewish Israeli siblings who learn that the man
who raised them is not their biological dad. The revelation sends them on a road
trip from Israel to France.

Tuesday, May 8 -10:00am
In this hilarious comedy, a bullied teen befriends his grandfather and long lost
uncle and decide to solve their financial problems by robbing a bank.  Sir
Patrick Stewart and an impressive cast of Israeli actors are featured.

Friday, May 11 -10:00am
Past Life tracks the daring late 1970s odyssey of two sisters: an introverted
classical musician and a rambunctious scandal sheet journalist as they unravel a
shocking wartime mystery that has cast a dark shadow on their entire lives.

Tuesday, May 15 -10:00am
THE SETTLERS (Documentary)
The Settlers, a  documentary on the history of the Israeli settlements enterprise on the West Bank, explores the origins of the settlements, the changes they have imposed on Israeli and Palestinian societies, and their impact on Middle Eastern and world affairs. The settlers are associated with xenophobia and religious zealotry. But little is known about the personal beliefs and stories of the settlers themselves.

Friday, May 18 -10:00am
After her fiancé calls off their wedding a month before the ceremony, a woman
decides to keep the reservation and trusts God will provide her with a husband.

All films are in Hebrew with English subtitles.

Funding has been made possible in part By the Jewish Community Foundation and the Annual Campaign Of Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

5th Annual JFS vs JCC Golf Tournament at Linwood Country Club

Jewish Family Service (JFS) and The Katz JCC is proud to announce their fifth Golf Tournament, Thursday, June 28 at Linwood Country Club, now under the same ownership as Dock’s Oyster House and the Knife & Fork.

“Hosting community events like the JFS Vs JCC Golf Tournament allows us to connect with members of the local community and support organizations that do so much for so many,” said Maureen Shay, Owner of Linwood Country Club. Established in 1920, Linwood Country club has been the site of families’ most treasured events for nearly a century and has recently been enhanced by tasteful renovations to the clubhouse and ballroom.

With JFS leading three wins to one, the JCC is hoping to gain some momentum and begin to catch up by claiming this year’s winner’s trophy. This men’s and women’s competition style tournament will bring the community together for a great day of golf, contests, prizes and more.

The agencies are excited to announce new co-chairs this year. Brett Balsley will serve as JFS event co-chair, while David Schultz will serve as the JCC co-chair.  Featuring specialty on-course contests, activities such as food and liquor tastings, and more, the golf committee plans to welcome back elements that participants enjoyed plus add new and exciting aspects to the tournament.

With the community’s support, Jewish Family Service and the Katz JCC have a fundraising goal of $60,000 to be met through this year’s Golf Tournament. The funds raised will help JFS and the Katz JCC further their mission to provide the children and seniors of Atlantic County, as well as the community as a whole, programs and services that enhance and enrich their lives.

Tickets are $225 per golfer and sponsorship opportunities are available. For questions or to get involved with the committee, please contact Melissa Vola at 609-822-1167 x 159 or To purchase tickets or sponsorships, please click here.