July 17, 2020
ROCKLAND STORIES
NCJW Rockland awards scholarships

The Rockland section of the National Council of Jewish Women awarded eight $1000 scholarships to deserving Rockland high school seniors, who exemplified their service and commitment to their community, a core tenet of the NCJW.
Survivors in Rockland cope with covid
Local social service agencies help elderly isolated Holocaust survivors find sense of community


Every month for the past decade, a couple of dozen Holocaust survivors gathered for food and fellowship at Café Europa, which met at the Rockland Jewish Community Center. This international social program, created by the Claims Conference, is supported locally by Rockland Jewish Family Service and the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education.
Sat. 7/18, 9:30 p.m.: “The Crossing”
Part of the Rockland JCC Jewish Film Festival

The JCC Rockland continues the annual Rockland Film Festival with “The Crossing,” 9:15 p.m.; it streams for 4 8 hours. “The Crossing,” is an English-language film from Norway that tells the story of the adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto, whose parents are in the resistance movement during World War II. Film festival runs through July 29.  jccrockland.org/film-festival/
Wed. 7/22, 7 p.m.: Managing depression during the pandemic

The Hudson Valley region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs will present “Managing Depression During the Covid-19 Pandemic” on Wednesday, July 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. The Nanuet Hebrew Center’s men’s club is participating.

The two-hour mens’ clubs’ Community Awareness Health Initiative program will be on Zoom, hosted by Hal K. Marcus. It’s free and open to everyone, but registration is limited. For more information, go to  NanuetHC.org .
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Jewish Film Festival: The Crossing
JULY 18-20, 9:15PM
THE CROSSING tells the story of the adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto, whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during the Second World War.
Jewish Film Festival: The Rabbi Goes West
JULY 20-22, 7:30PM
When Rabbi Chaim Bruk moved from Brooklyn to Bozeman, Montana, he left a large Chabad Hasidic community. In all of Montana there are just 2,000 Jewish families—and Rabbi Chaim is determined to put a mezuzah on each of their doorposts
JULY 22-24, 7:00PM
Virtual Zoom Presentation on Managing Depression During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Hosted by Hal K. Marcus, MA, Master CASAC, MAC. This is a Free Presentation and open to the public.
Jewish Film Festival: The Mover
JULY 22-24, 7:30PM
This award-winning Latvian feature film offers a gripping account of Žanis Lipke, a blue-collar worker honoured as one of the ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ for his heroic deeds during the war.
Jewish Film Festival: Sustainable Nation
JULY 25-27, 9:15PM
Sustainable Nation, the new hour-long documentary from Imagination Productions, follows three individuals who are doing their part to bring sustainable water solutions to an increasingly thirsty planet.
Jewish Film Festival: There Was No Silence
JULY 27-29, 7:30PM
There Was No Silence is a documentary about JCC Rockland’s efforts to get a minute of silence for the 11 Israeli athletes murdered at the Munich Olympics in 1972. Timed to premiere on the 47th anniversary of the Munich massacre and less than a year before the Tokyo Olympics.
Jewish Film Festival: Those Who Remain
JULY 29-31, 7:30PM
Having survived the camps, 42-year old Aldo lives a solitary life as a doctor in Budapest. 16-year old Klara lives reluctantly with her great-aunt, holding on to hope that her father and mother will return.
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