FALL 2019 ARTS + IDEAS FESTIVAL

This year we are thinking about voices. Those that have been forgotten, those once hidden, and those that are still silent. Come explore the voices speaking up and lend your own at the Bender JCC this fall.

CINEMA J Presents: The Unorthodox Wednesday, November 6th - 7:00 PM
Sarah Rose – D-Day Girls Friday, November 8th - 10:30 AM
CINEMA J Presents: Working Woman Sunday, November 10th - 7:00 PM
Elizabeth Weitzman – Renegade Women in Film & TV Sunday, November 10th - 5:00 PM
Voices on Canvas: An Abstract Painting Workshop Sunday, November 10th -

CINEMA J Presents: The Unorthodox

Wednesday, November 6th
7:00 PM

CINEMA J Presents: The Unorthodox
Wednesday, November 6
6:30 PM | Opening Night Reception – Fall Arts Festival
7:00 PM | Film

Israel | Drama | 2018 | 99 min| Hebrew, English subtitles

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In 1983 Yakov, a printer in Jerusalem, along with two friends, started the first ethnic political group in Jerusalem. They didn’t know how to play the political game, so they made it up as they went along, setting off one of the oddest, most surprising and moving election campaigns Israel has ever known.

Sarah Rose – D-Day Girls

Friday, November 8th
10:30 AM

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LESSANS FAMILY LITERARY SERIES Presents: A Conversation with Sarah Rose

D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II

Friday, November 8
10:00 AM | Coffee + Light Breakfast
10:30 AM | Presentation

Rose will discuss the dramatic, untold true story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain’s elite spy agency who helped pave the way for Allied victory in World War II.  No need to read the book to enjoy!

Book sales available through our partner, Friends of the Library, Rockville Chapter, at the event.

CINEMA J Presents: Working Woman

Sunday, November 10th
7:00 PM

CINEMA J Presents: Working Woman
6:30 PM | Closing Night Reception – Fall Arts Festival
7:00 PM | Film

Israel | Drama | 2018 | 93 min| Hebrew, English subtitles

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Orna returns to the workplace to support her family, landing a job with a former army superior, Benny. While Orna embraces her new position, she experiences escalating sexual harassment from her boss.

LESSANS FAMILY LITERARY SERIES Presents: A Conversation with Elizabeth Weitzman

Renegade Women in Film & TV

Sunday, November 10
5:00 PM | Author Presentation
6:30 PM | Closing Night Reception – Fall Arts Festival

During a historic time of change in the entertainment industry, Weitzman will discuss the women who broke glass ceilings in film and television.  No need to read the book to enjoy!

Receive a 20% discount on the book price when you purchase a Ticket with Book prior to event day.

During the Fall Arts Festival

Voices on Canvas: An Abstract Painting Workshop

Sunday, November 10

10:30 AM | Workshop | $10 

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In connection with our Under One Roof gallery exhibit, we invite you to participate in an art workshop led by our very own Donna King. She will guide you through the process by using your favorite, lyrics, poems, songs, and sayings to create a pop art piece of your own.