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Event Calendar

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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:
  • Dr. Andrew and Marilyn Berkow
  • The Bernard and Irene Goldstein Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Stanley and Bernice Harris Memorial     Endowment Fund
  • Quad City Bank & Trust
  • Rauch Family Foundation II, Inc.
  • Ryan Companies
  • Weerts Funeral Home
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Homes

Sunday, Sept. 14th – 2014 Jewish Film Festival – Aftermath - 4 PM at Putnam Museum National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA. Tickets: Adults $7, Seniors (60+) and Military $6, Students Free. Tickets available at the door. Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80’s, and cut all ties with his family.  Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally return to his homeland. Franek discovers that Jozek has been ostracized from the community, and constantly receives various threats. As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue. The two brothers eventually uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown. 104 minutes - Polish - Thriller/Drama - NR (Adult Content) (2013)

Sunday, Sept. 21st – 2014 Jewish Film Festival – Igor & The Cranes’ Journey - 4 PM at Putnam Museum National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA. Tickets: Adults $7, Seniors (60+) and Military $6, Students Free. Tickets available at the door. Since his parents’ divorce, 11-year-old Igor cherishes yearly visits to the Russian countryside to see his dad, Peter, a world-renowned crane specialist. On an expedition, Igor witnesses the birth of hatchling Karl, and vows to watch over him. But when Igor’s mom decides to emigrate to Israel, Igor is forced to leave everything behind. Feeling lost and needing his dad more than ever, Igor connects through his father’s video blog on the migration patterns of a family of cranes flying from Russia to Africa. In an attempt to draw his father closer and earn acceptance from his classmates, Igor comes up with an extraordinary plan to build a watering hole for Karl and the cranes’ stopover in Israel. 90 minutes - Hebrew/Polish/Russian - Family/Adventure - PG-13 (2012)

Sunday, Sept. 28th – The Jewish Cardinal – A Movie and Community Conversation – 3:00-6:00 PM at The Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA. Tickets: Adults $7, Seniors (60+) and Military $6, Students Free. Tickets available at the door. See the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger; the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants; who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age; and later joining the priesthood. Quickly rising within the ranks of the Church; Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope Jean Paul II - and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew; earning him both friends and enemies from either group. (2013) - 96 Minutes - Biography - French with subtitles – NR. Movie will be followed with discussion by Rabbi Henry Jay Karp of Temple Emanuel and Fr. Joe DeFrancisco of St. Ambrose University.

 Tuesday, Oct. 21st – Dr. Art Pitz hosts “The Middle East: Is There Light At The End Of The Tunnel,” 6:00 PM - Moline Public Library (3210 41st St.). Free and open to the public. Topic 1: The Arab Spring: Three Years Later. For more info, call (309) 524-2440 or visit www.molinelibrary.com.  

Sun., Oct. 26th  Jews Rock – A Celebration of Rock and Roll’s Jewish Heritage – presents AKA Doc Pomus movie – 4 PM – Redstone Room at River Music Experience (129 Main St., Davenport, IA) – Adults $7; Seniors (60+) and Military $6; Students Free. Tickets available at the door. One man connects Elvis, Ray Charles, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan and Dion…his name is Doc Pomus. Filmmaker Will Hechter documents the extraordinary life of one of the most prolific songwriters in modern music. This documentary premiered at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in January, 2014 and will have its Iowa premiere at Jews Rock. www.akadocpomus.com

 Tuesday, Oct. 28th – Dr. Art Pitz hosts “The Middle East: Is There Light At The End Of The Tunnel,” 6:00 PM - Moline Public Library (3210 41st St.). Free and open to the public. Topic 2: Israel vs. Hamas: Operation Protective Edge. For more info, call (309) 524-2440 or visit www.molinelibrary.com.

 Tuesday, Nov. 4th – Dr. Art Pitz hosts “The Middle East: Is There Light At The End Of The Tunnel,” 6:00 PM – Rock Island Main Library (401 19th St.). Free and open to the public. Topic 3: Lessons Learned – Dr. Pitz’s Recent Trip To Israel. For more info, call (309) 732-7323 or visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

 Tuesday, Nov. 11th – Dr. Art Pitz hosts “The Middle East: Is There Light At The End Of The Tunnel,” 6:00 PM – Rock Island Main Library (401 19th St.). Free and open to the public. Topic 4: The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. For more info, call (309) 732-7323 or visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

 Wed., Nov. 19th  – Jews Rock – A Celebration of Rock and Roll’s Jewish Heritage presented by Riverboat Development Authority welcomes Lucky Break – Doors 7 PM/Show 7:30 PM – Redstone Room at River Music Experience (129 Main St., Davenport, IA) – Adults $10 in advance; $12 at the door; Students with ID - $5 – Tickets available through www.rivermusicexperience.org (a small service charge will apply to all orders) – This Midwestern band takes you through an evening of Bluegrass standards as well as a treatment of Jewish music with a twang. www.luckybreak.us

 Tue., Dec. 9th – Jews Rock – A Celebration of Rock and Roll’s Jewish Heritage presented by Riverboat Development Authority welcomes “There Was A Fire: The History of Jews in Modern Music” – Words and Music From Ben Sidran – 7 PM Doors/7:30 PM Show – Redstone Room at River Music Experience (129 Main St., Davenport, IA) – Adults $10; Seniors (60+) and Military $8; Students Free (Tickets available at the door) – Songwriter, historian and musician Ben Sidran hosts a one-man performance and lecture based on his recent book. www.bensidran.com

Wed. Dec. 10th  – Jews Rock – A Celebration of Rock and Roll’s Jewish Heritage presented by Riverboat Development Authority welcomes An Evening With The Ben Sidran Quartet – 7 PM Doors/7:30 PM Show – Redstone Room at River Music Experience (129 Main St., Davenport, IA) – Adults $20 in advance; $25 at the door; Students $5 with ID – Tickets available through www.rivermusicexperience.org (a small service charge will apply to all orders) – One of the preeminent voices in smooth jazz, this songwriter, musician and historian will join us to perform with his band in an evening of Jazz leading into the holidays. Sidran performs all over the world and has collaborated with many of the greats in music. www.bensidran.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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