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Event Calendar

Upcoming events at Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities. Schedules subject to change. For up-to-date info, visit www.facebook.com/jewishfedqc.

2014 Jewish Cultural Series sponsors:
Quad City Bank & Trust
Rauch Family Foundation II, Inc.
Stanley and Bernice Harris Memorial
     Endowment Fund
Weerts Funeral Home
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Homes

Monday, March 31st – Dr. Art Pitz hosts “Points of Light, Points of Darkness – The Latest Happenings in the Middle East” lecture series - Davenport Public Library-Eastern Avenue Branch (6000 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, 52807) – 6:30 PM. Free and open to the public. For more visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call (563) 326-7832. Topic 1: Iraq After 10 Years.

Monday, April 7th – Dr. Art Pitz hosts “Points of Light, Points of Darkness – The Latest Happenings in the Middle East” lecture series - Davenport Public Library-Eastern Avenue Branch (6000 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, 52807) – 6:30 PM. Free and open to the public. For more visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call (563) 326-7832. Topic 2: A Look At The Muslim Brotherhood.

Sunday, April 13th – Trio 826 performs “Forbidden – Music of the Holocaust” presented by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities - part of the Quad City Symphony’s Signature Series – 3 PM at Tri-City Jewish Center, 2715 30th St., Rock Island. General admission tickets are $25 in advance or at the door. For more information visit www.qcsymphony.com or call (563) 322-QCSO (7276).

Thursday, April 24th – Dr. Meira Lensky, Assistant Professor of Religion at Coe College,  Presents Annual Stone Lecture at Augustana College, Rock Island, IL – 7:00 PM. Lensky is the Geifman Scholar In Residence and will use the Saint John’s Bible As The Springboard For Discussion as part of Augustana’s 2013-14 “Year With The Saint John’s Bible.”  For more visit www.augustana.edu or www.facebook.com/jewishfedqc.

Sunday, April 27th – Yom HaShoah Community Remembrance Program – 7 PM at Tri-City Jewish Center, 2715 30th St., Rock Island. Guest speaker is Jeno Berta, Davenport resident who will discuss his family’s assistance to Jews in his native Hungary late in World War II. Free and open to the public. For info call (309) 793-1300.

Sunday, May 4th – Video Art From Israel – A One-Day Sensory Experience – 3 to 6 PM – Figge Art Museum Auditorium (225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA). Enjoy short, documentary and art videos from award-winning Israeli filmmakers. The event is curated and hosted by Keren Shavit, a mixed-media artist and faculty member based at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Tickets: Adults - $7; Seniors (60+) and Military $5; Students Free. For more info call (309) 793-1300.

Monday, May 5th – Dr. Art Pitz hosts “Points of Light, Points of Darkness – The Latest Happenings in the Middle East” lecture series – Bettendorf Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, 52722) – 6:30 PM. Free and open to the public. For more visit www.bettendorflibrary.com or call (563) 344-4175. Topic 3: Women In The Middle East: What Is Their Status?

Monday, May 12th – Dr. Art Pitz hosts “Points of Light, Points of Darkness – The Latest Happenings in the Middle East” lecture series – Bettendorf Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, 52722) – 6:30 PM. Free and open to the public. For more visit www.bettendorflibrary.com or call (563) 344-4175. Topic 4: Turkey: Friend or Foe?

Sunday, June 1st – 2014 Cinema Israel Film Series “Fill The Void” – at the Figge Art Museum Auditorium (225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA) – 4 PM; Tickets at the door: Adults $7; Seniors (60+) and Military $6; Students Free. Eighteen-year-old Shira, an Orthodox Hassid living in Tel Aviv, is looking forward to marrying a handsome, promising boy of her own age. But when her elder sister dies in childbirth and the father considers leaving Israel to re-marry, Shira's mother proposes a union between her daughter and son-in-law to keep her only grandchild in the country. Shira must then make the terrible choice between her heart's desire and her family duty. 2012 - 105 Minutes - Drama – Hebrew with subtitles – PG. Call (309) 793-1300 for info or visit www.facebook.com/jewishfedqc.

Sunday, June 29th 2014 Cinema Israel Film Series “The Attack” – at the Figge Art Museum Auditorium (225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA) – 4 PM; Tickets at the door: Adults $7; Seniors (60+) and Military $6; Students Free. Dr. Amin Jaafari is an assimilated Arab surgeon with a promising career and honors among the Israelis in Tel Aviv. That changes after a devastating terrorist suicide bombing and his beloved wife, Siham, is found among the dead as the primary suspect. Although initially refusing to accept that as Shin Bet interrogates him, Amin comes to realize the allegations are true. Now, the ostracized Amin resolves to find out on his own why Siham had so strong a conviction that she kept secret from him. However, the answers prove hard to come by and the truths involved have a terrible pain of their own. 2012 – 102 Minutes – Drama – Arabic/Hebrew with subtitles – R. Call (309) 793-1300 for info or visit www.facebook.com/jewishfedqc.

Sunday, July 20th – 2014 Cinema Israel Film Series “Footnote” – at the Figge Art Museum Auditorium (225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA) – 4 PM; Tickets at the door: Adults $7; Seniors (60+) and Military $6; Students Free. The story of a great rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has an addictive dependency on the embrace and accolades that the establishment provides, while his father is a stubborn purist with a fear and profound revulsion for what the establishment stands for, yet beneath his contempt lies a desperate thirst for some kind of recognition. The Israel Prize, Israel's most prestigious national award, is the jewel that brings these two to a final, bitter confrontation. 2011 – 103 Minutes – Comedy/Drama – Hebrew with subtitles – PG. Call (309) 793-1300 for info or visit www.facebook.com/jewishfedqc.

Sunday, July 27th – Israeli Scouts – 2 PM at Tri-City Jewish Center, Rock Island, IL. For more visit www.facebook.com/jewishfedqc.

September-December, 2014 – Jews Rock: A salute to Jewish contributions in popular music presented by Riverboat Development Authority. Various presentations to be announced soon at River Music Experience, 129 Main Street, Davenport, IA. For details visit www.facebook.com/jewishfedqc or call (309) 793-1300.

Sunday, Sept. 7th – 2014 Jewish Film Festival – 4 PM at Putnam Museum National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA. Film to be announced. For info visit www.facebook.com/jewishfedqc. For tickets when available, visit www.putnam.org.

Sunday, Sept. 14th – 2014 Jewish Film Festival – 4 PM at Putnam Museum National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA. Film to be announced. For info visit www.facebook.com/jewishfedqc. For tickets when available, visit www.putnam.org.

Sunday, Sept. 21st – 2014 Jewish Film Festival – 4 PM at Putnam Museum National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA. Film to be announced. For info visit www.facebook.com/jewishfedqc. For tickets when available, visit www.putnam.org.

Sunday, Sept. 28th – 2014 Jewish Film Festival – 4 PM at Putnam Museum National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA. Film to be announced. For info visit www.facebook.com/jewishfedqc. For tickets when available, visit www.putnam.org.


Jewish Happenings in the Quad Cities

In addition to JFQC, all of our places of worship feature ongoing programs celebrating culture, education and community. To learn more, contact:

Congregation Beth Israel at the Tri-City Jewish Center
www.tricityjewishcenter.org
2715 30th Street, Rock Island, IL
(309) 788-3426

Temple Emanuel
www.qctemple.org
1115 Mississippi Avenue, Davenport, IA
(563) 326-4419

Chabad Lubovitch of the Quad Cities
www.jewishquadcities.com
2220 E. 53rd Street, Davenport, IA
(563) 355-1065 














 
 

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