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Seattle Jewish Theater Company: “Arrivals”

An original Romeo and Juliet immigrant love story set in 1900s Seattle.

The Seattle Jewish Theater Company returns, this time with an original play, Inspired by actual events. ARRIVALS is a Romeo and Juliet love story that unfolds against the backdrop of early 1900s Seattle when Jewish immigrants — Sephardic and Ashkenazic — from the vastly different worlds of Turkey, Russia, and Germany who first encountered each other in pursuit of their American dreams. The original three-act play will be followed by an audience conversation with the playwright and cast. Written and directed by Seattle Jewish Theater Company’s Art Feinglass.

Tickets:
Adults: $10
Students: $5
Seniors (65+): $5
J Members: $5
Children (Under 13): $5

COMING TO THE EVENT:

• Doors/Box office opens 30 minutes before show time.
• Group Rate 12+: $2 off per ticket.
• No refunds or exchanges.
• $2 ticket processing fees except current J members. To remove, click “redeem benefits.”

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SJFF – Eastside: Shalom Taiwan

SJFF Eastside Closing Night featuring Shalom Taiwan. A rabbi must save his Buenos Aires community in Taiwan.

Eastside Closing Night

Sunday, April 05, 2020 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm | Regal Bella Bottega

 heartwarming, joyous, and uplifting dramedy about the misadventures of a Buenos Aires rabbi who borrowed large sums of money to help his synagogue continue to serve the needy. Now years later, the unpaid debt has finally caught up with him, as a moneylender demands full repayment or he will seize the synagogue property. As a last-ditch, desperate attempt, he travels to Taiwan in search of unlikely donors to secure the synagogue’s debts that will save his community. What follows is a journey that leads to unexpected financing and transcendence—a story that imparts the values of community spirit, family, and hope.

Walter Tejblum | Comedy/Drama | Argentina | 2019 | Spanish w/English subtitles | 85m

Rating: PG

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SJFF – Eastside: In Your Eyes

SJFF Eastside showing of In Your Eyes. Backstories of Israel’s surprisingly diverse YouTube stars.

Sunday, April 05, 2020 | 5:20pm – 6:30pm | Regal Bella Bottega

This is the West Coast premier of In Your Eyes! Get a behind-the-camera look at the less-known aspects of the very public lives of four Israeli YouTubers: Moti Taka, one of the busiest singers in Israel today, who visits Ethiopia for the first time with his mother, Dalia; Suzi Boum, a.k.a Lior Israelov, a successful, well-known drag queen, who was born and raised in a religious family in southern Tel Aviv; Chen Halfon, a 25-year old religious mother of three, who is one of the few Orthodox YouTubers in Israel; and Hannah Ziad, an Arab-Israeli style influencer with about half a million followers, who reveals a complex family story about her father’s death. A surprising look at Israel’s diverse, young “web stars” representing the country’s complex cultural output.

Barak Heymann | Documentary | Israel | 2018 | Hebrew, English, Arabic, Amharic w/English subtitles | 57m

Rating: PG-13

Community Partner: Israeli American Council – Seattle

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SJFF – Eastside: The Rabbi Goes West

SJFF Eastside showing of The Rabbi Goes West. Meet the new Frisco Kid: a charismatic Chabad rabbi who moved from Brooklyn to Bozeman, Montana.

Sunday, April 05, 2020 | 2:55pm – 4:45pm | Regal Bella Bottega

Meet the new Frisco Kid. A Hasidic Chabad rabbi moves from Brooklyn to Bozeman, Montana, to bring his brand of Judaism out West across Big Sky country. Traditional values are challenged by his ambitious campaign: to place a mezuzah (small box with a parchment blessing) on the doorpost every Jewish home in town—nearly 2,000 spread across a state fourteen times the size of Israel. As Rabbi Bruk’s prominence grows, he faces neo-Nazi threats and resistance from established and skeptical Jews who object to his proselytizing while acknowledging he is popular and respected.  The delicate balance between traditional values and the libertarian ethos of the American West is explored through one man’s faith and family.

Amy Geller, Gerald Peary | Documentary | USA | 2019 | English | 73m

Rating: G

Sponsors: Jean and Harris Klein
Special Guest: Rabbi Chaim Bruk

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