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FILM: “DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMAS”
Amherst, 2 p.m.
“Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas” is an offbeat, irreverent musical documentary telling the story of a group of Jewish songwriters, including Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé, Jay Livingston, and Gloria Shayne Baker among others, who wrote the soundtrack to Christianity’s most musical holiday. It’s an amazing tale of immigrant outsiders who became irreplaceable players in pop culture’s mainstream. For more information and to purchase tickets: http://support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar'id=7767&view=Detail   Tickets: $4-$8   Location: Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street Amherst, MA 01002   Contact: programs@yiddishbookcenter.org 413-256-4900 https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/   Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/YiddishBookCenter/ https://twitter.com/yiddishbookctr
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SHORT FILMS: “MANDALA BEATS” AND “JOE’S VIOLIN”
Amherst, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Join the Yiddish Book Center's screening of two short films:  “Mandala Beats”  Known as the Jimi Hendrix of bass guitar, Israeli bassist and producer Yossi Fine has recorded and produced music with artists from across the globe, including Lou Reed and David Bowie. Learning of Indian roots in his family, Fine departs on a journey of rediscovery. Encountering a world of Jewish music in India, Fine performs with Israeli musicians Shye Ben Tzur and Gil Ron Shama in some of the country’s holiest places. In her first feature-length documentary, Canadian filmmaker Rebekah Reiko offers a lively and joyous musical journey. “Joe’s Violin” In the award-winning short documentary film “Joe’s Violin,” a donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship between 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joe Feingold and 12-year-old Bronx school girl Brianna Perez, showing how the power of music can bring light in the darkest of times and how a small act can have a great impact. Tickets: $4-$8 For more information and to purchase tickets: http://support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar'id=7768&view=Detail   Location: Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street Amherst, MA 01002   Contact: programs@yiddishbookcenter.org 413-256-4900 https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/   Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/YiddishBookCenter/ https://twitter.com/yiddishbookctr
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