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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.

The 2015 Jewish Cultural Series Sponsors: Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home
Rauch Family Foundation II, Inc.
The Stanley & Bernice Harris Memorial Endowment Fund
Weerts Funeral Home
The Louis and Ida Fox Rich Fund
The Bernard & Irene Goldstein Memorial Endowment Fund

Sunday, March 1st – 2015 Holocaust Film Series – “Run Boy Run” - 4 PM at Figge Art Museum, 225 West 2nd St., Davenport, IA. Tickets: Adults $7, Seniors (60+) and Military $6, Students Free. Tickets available at the door. An extraordinary true story based on the bestseller by Israeli author Uri Orlev. Srulik, an eight-year-old boy, flees from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942. He attempts to survive, at first alone in the forest. With the onset of winter, he is taken in by a kindhearted Polish farm family and given a new identity as a Christian war orphan named Jurek. Throughout his ordeal, his Jewish identity is in danger of being lost, but his story culminates in a powerful conclusion and postscript. (2013) – France/Germany – 112 minutes – Drama/Action (with subtitles)

Sunday, March 1st – 2015 Holocaust Film Series – “Run Boy Run” - 4 PM at Figge Art Museum, 225 West 2nd St., Davenport, IA. Tickets: Adults $7, Seniors (60+) and Military $6, Students Free. Tickets available at the door. An extraordinary true story based on the bestseller by Israeli author Uri Orlev. Srulik, an eight-year-old boy, flees from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942. He attempts to survive, at first alone in the forest. With the onset of winter, he is taken in by a kindhearted Polish farm family and given a new identity as a Christian war orphan named Jurek. Throughout his ordeal, his Jewish identity is in danger of being lost, but his story culminates in a powerful conclusion and postscript. (2013) – France/Germany – 112 minutes – Drama/Action (with subtitles)

Sunday, March 8th  – 2015 Holocaust Film Series – “Orchestra of Exiles” - 4 PM at Figge Art Museum, 225 West 2nd St., Davenport, IA. Tickets: Adults $7, Seniors (60+) and Military $6, Students Free. Tickets available at the door. This film explores the four-year odyssey of prodigious Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman which culminates in the founding of the orchestra that would become the Israel Philharmonic. During the darkest days of a Europe being torn apart by anti- Semitism and Nazi aggression, Huberman's extraordinary efforts saved hundreds of Jewish families from the approaching Holocaust and his achievements changed the landscape of cultural history. *****(Prior to the film there is a special live performance by Nina Ehrlich (cello) and Robert Elfline (piano) from Augustana College performing the music of Jewish composers.)***** (2012) - Germany - 85 minutes - Documentary - English

Sunday, March 15th  – 2015 Holocaust Film Series – “Ida” - 4 PM at Figge Art Museum, 225 West 2nd St., Davenport, IA. Tickets: Adults $7, Seniors (60+) and Military $6, Students Free. Tickets available at the door. Poland, 1962. Anna, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent, is a novice. She has to see Wanda, the only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna about her Jewish roots. Both women start a journey not only to find their family's tragic story, but to see who they really are and where they belong. They question what they used to believe in. (2013) – Poland – 82 minutes – Drama – (with subtitles)

 Sunday, April 19th – Quad Cities Yom HaShoah Remembrance Service – 7:00 PM at Temple Emanuel (1115 Mississippi Ave., Davenport). Guest speaker: Holocaust Survivor Irving Roth. Free and open to the public. For info call (309) 793-1300.

Monday, April 27th  – Dr. Art Pitz hosts first of four Middle East Lectures, 6:30 PM – Bettendorf Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Dr.). Free and open to the public. Topic: “The Arab Spring: Four Years Later.” For more info, call (563) 344-4175 or visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

 Monday, May 4th  – Dr. Art Pitz hosts second of four Middle East Lectures, 6:30 PM – Davenport Public Library-Eastern Ave. Branch (6000 Eastern Ave.). Free and open to the public. Topic: “The Roots of ISIS and the Islamic Caliphate.” For more info, call (563) 326-7832 or visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

 Monday, May 11th  – Dr. Art Pitz hosts third of four Middle East Lectures, 6:30 PM – Bettendorf Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Dr.). Free and open to the public. Topic: “Jerusalem: The Dominant Issues.” For more info, call (563) 344-4175 or visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

 Monday, May 18th – Dr. Art Pitz hosts fourth in a series of Middle East Lectures, 6:30 PM – Davenport Public Library-Eastern Ave. Branch (6000 Eastern Ave.). Free and open to the public. Topic: “A Country Profile: The Republic of Lebanon.” For more info, call (563) 326-7832 or visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

 

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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