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  • York JCC   2000 Hollywood Dr.   York, PA 17403
  • PH: 717.843.0918   FX 717.843.6988
  • York JCC   2000 Hollywood Dr.   York, PA 17403
  • PH: 717.843.0918   FX 717.843.6988
  • York JCC   2000 Hollywood Dr.   York, PA 17403
  • PH: 717.843.0918   FX 717.843.6988

Events

  
 

 

 
 
 
 
The year’s festival will feature a selection of films that reflect the diversity, spirit, and resolve of the global Jewish community.
 
For more information contact rsinger@yorkjcc.org.
 
M/NM $12 | Frank Theaters
 
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Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me
Discover Davis’ vast talent and journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America. He was the most public black figure to embrace Judaism, thereby yoking his identity to another persecuted minority. Featuring new interviews with such luminaries as Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, and Whoopi Goldberg. With never-before-seen photographs from Davis’ personal collection and excerpts from his electric performances in television, film and concert, this film explores the life and art of a uniquely gifted entertainer whose trajectory blazed across the major flashpoints of American society.
October 7 | 4:00 PM
 
Who Will Write Our History? Viewer discretion advised.
Based on the book by historian Samuel Kassow, Who Will Write Our History tells the story of Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes Archive, the secret archive he created and led in the Warsaw Ghetto. Discovered in 1946 and 1950, the thousands of surviving documents of the Archive were housed in underfunded conditions in the Jewish Historical Institute of Warsaw for decades. With 30,000 pages of writing, photographs, posters, and more, it’s the most important cache of in-the-moment, eyewitness accounts from the Holocaust. It documents not only how the Jews of the ghetto died, but how they lived.  The voices of the Oyneg Shabes Archive will be heard.
October 14 | 4:00 PM English, Yiddish, and Polish with English Subtitles
 
The Cakemaker Viewer discretion advised.
The world of Thomas, a young, gay, German baker, is upturned with word that Oren, his married, Israeli lover, has been killed in a car accident in Jerusalem. Seeking answers, closure, or a way to channel his grief, Thomas travels to the café run by Anat, his lover’s widow.   Unsuspecting, Anat hires Thomas to wash dishes, but before long he is producing exquisite baked goods that fill the café with customers and make him a vital part of the operation – and of Anat’s life.
October 21 | 4:00 PM German and Hebrew with English Subtitles 

 
 

Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children

This free two-hour interactive training, provided by YWCA York Victim Services, will enable participants to develop the skills to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. It is beneficial for anyone who has contact with children to take part in the training. Participants will receive a free workbook as a part of the training. Questions? Contact Melissa at mplotkin@yorkjcc.org.
 
October 16 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Adult Lounge
Registration Deadline: October 9.
This training is provided free through a grant awarded to the YWCA York, York County CYF, the Children’s Advocacy Center, and the York County DA’S office.