Special Events

Always more than just a night at the movies!


Visiting Filmmakers, Panel Discussions, and Receptions

March 15 - Bye Bye Germany

Opening night! Festive reception from 6:00-7:00 PM. Q&A with Avinoam Patt, Professor of Modern Jewish History at the University of Hartford and director of the Museum of Jewish Civilization.

March 16 - Monsieur Mayonnaise

Q&A with Simon Sibelman, Professor Emeritus of French at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and Professor Emeritus of French and Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University.

March 16 - An American Tail

Family-friendly screening with free Shabbat dinner served after the film.

March 17 - My Mexican Shivah

Live music at 7:30 PM with The Wholesale Klezmer Band. Q&A with Ilan Stavans, Professor of Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College and consultant to the film. 

March 18 - Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

Q&A with Clinton Bailey, Visiting Professor of International Studies at Trinity College and lead interviewer in the film. Screens with The Settlers. Lunch served between screenings.

March 18 - The Settlers

Discussion to follow the film. Screens with Ben-Gurion, Epilogue. Lunch served between screenings.

March 19 - East Jerusalem West Jerusalem

Introduction by Father Warren Savage, Director of the Interfaith Center at Westfield State University. Panel discussion to follow film screening.

March 20 - There are Jews Here

Discussion with Rabbi James Greene, Assistant Executive Director at the Springfield Jewish Community Center.

March 20 - Raise the Roof

Panel discussion moderated by Martin Pion, Director of the Institute for Theology and Pastoral Studies at Elms College

March 21 - GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II

Introduction by Catherine Portuges, Professor Emerita at UMass Amherst. Q&A with director Lisa Ades and writer Maia Harris. Free screening.

March 22 - Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe

Q&A with Christian Rogowski, Professor of European Studies and German at Amherst College. Two free screenings.

March 23 - An American Tail

Family-friendly screening with free Shabbat dinner served after the film.

March 24 - Big Sonia

Discussion with Sara Weinberger, Professor Emerita of Social Work at Western New England University, and Lois Dubin, Professor of Religion at Smith College.

March 25 - Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Panel discussion with Karen Remmler, Chair of German Studies, and Katherine Aidala, Chair of Physics, at Mount Holyoke College. Moderated by Mara Benjamin, Chair of Jewish Studies at Mount Holyoke College.

March 26 - GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II

Panel discussion with director Lisa Ades and writer Maia Harris. Moderated by James Young, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus and Founding Director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst.

March 26 - Etched in Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross

Q&A with director Roger Lyons.

March 27 - Keep the Change - SOLD OUT!

Closing night! Light dinner reception from 6:00-7:00 PM, with catering by Holyoke Hummus Company. Introduction by Deborah Fein, Professor of Psychology at the University of Connecticut.

April 10 - Etched in Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross

Q&A with director Roger Lyons.

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