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Israel-Related Activities at PSJC

PSJC's ongoing commitment to the State of Israel is reflected in a number of regular and special activities.

PSJC is pleased to participate in the Shinshinim program. Shinshinim are Israeli teens who are here on their optional year of service between high school and the Israeli Army. Shinshinim in the U.S. are charged with bringing their considerable energy and passion to help Americans have a better understanding of the complexity and beauty of modern Israel. These extraordinary teens work with synagogues, universities, day schools, camps and youth groups and have become an invaluable asset to our community.

Several years ago, PSJC’s Israel committee began a program for Israel Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut), which has morphed into a community-wide program, with food (of course!), virtual trips to Israel, a marketplace (shuk), music, dance, cooking and other programs for the for all ages.

Once a month PSJC hosts Kishkush Acharei Kiddush, a Hebrew discussion group. This group of 25 plus adults, led by one of our many fluent speakers, chat together about an array of topics. All levels of Hebrew speakers are welcome and are asked to participate at their level.

Difduf is our Hebrew language reading group. Once a month we meet in a moderated discussion (in Hebrew) about a piece of Israeli short fiction.

PSJC has hosted an Israeli film club and has co-sponsored several film festivals at the JCC of Manhattan.

Israel Committee Events

Our last event was great. Come back soon as we hope to have something new to share soon.




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Previous Other Israel PSJC Partnerships: 


 2015 Other Israel Film Festival: MUSSA

PSJC is partnered with the JCC on the Upper West Side in the showing of MUSSA on Monday, November 9th at 6:30 pm at the JCC.  Those from our community who have seen the film have given it raves. The director and producer,  Anat Goren, will be speaking after the screening in the JCC lobby, and every audience member is invited.  In the past, these talks have been enlightening. As partners, we get a discount if you use PSJC as the code. You may also purchase tickets with this code for the other showing of Mussa in the East Village. The cost with discount is  $9 per ticket.  See the entire line up and to purchase tickets go to Other Israel Film Festival | 9th Annual Festival


Sunday, March 1 | 5:00PM
Israel in Short | Park Slope Jewish Center Sanctuary
ThreeAward Winning Short films and Conversations coming out of Israel's blossoming film industry. Get a taste of the vibrant voices of Israel through these conversation starting

ORANGES: A sweet story of friendship and neighbors. A man is angered by his neighbor picking oranges off his tree and decides to seek revenge. (also at

Bus Station: Two women, Arab and Jew meet at a bus stop in Jerusalem after a trip to the market. When their bags of tomatoes get confused they begin to understand the similarities and differences of their worlds.

Lost Paradise: A surprising encounter between a man and a woman, a modern-day Adam and Eve. 



SHNAIMIn the midst of the war in Gaza, a mixed Arab and Jewish Israeli couple debate the question of military service. 

, is sponsoring JCC of ManhattanPSJC, in cooperation with the a three short Israeli films followed by a discussion lead by Isaac Zablocki. Isaac Zablocki is the Director of film programs at the JCC in Manhattan and Director and Co-Founder of ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival, the largest disabilities film festival in the country - now in over 15 cities. He attended film school at Columbia University and went on to work at Miramax films. He produced and directed a feature film entitled Reality Lost and developed film educational programs for the Board of Education. Since 2004, Isaac has been developing film programs at the JCC including The Israel Film Center. Beyond ReelAbilities, he programs multiple film festivals annually including the acclaimed Other Israel Film Festival about Arab and minority populations in Israel.  As Director of the Israel Film Center, he is the leading programmer of Israeli films in the U.S. and developed the largest on-line database of Israeli films as well as Israel Film Center Stream, the leading site for streaming Israeli films. Isaac lectures around the world in major institutions on a variety of topics from New Israeli Cinema, Hollywood and the Holocaust, to The Power of Film for Social Change.
RSVP requested for the Israeli Shorts!


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