Rabbi Norman Mussman Cultural Arts Department

The Rabbi Norman Mussman Cultural Arts Department’s goal is to bring quality cultural arts programming for all ages to the MAR-JCC and work collaboratively with other JCC departments to maximize opportunities for all segments of our community to enjoy our many offerings including theatre performances, films, book reviews, and Jewish educational lectures and seminars.

Meet The Author Jewish Book Series (2016)

A free Series presented by the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center in partnership with several partnering Sponsoring Organizations including (at press time) Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus, Jewish Community Relations Council of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, North Dade Branch of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Temple Sinai, and WIZO. It is developed through the auspices of the The Jewish Book Council.

The Series features authors on national tour, whose recently published books are of interest to the Jewish community, as well as the general community.
A full schedule will be printed in September – look for it on the MAR-JCC website, through promotional material in the main lobby, and through email broadcasts.

Meet Talia Carner, author of Hotel Moscow

Meet Steven Pressman, author of 50 Children

Israel Cinema Nights

Contemporary Israeli film that captures a picture of modern day Israeli society comes to the big screen during the course of the year. All films are in English subtitles and are presented in partnership with the Israeli House of the Consulate General of Israel.
Tickets are $8/in advance – $10/at the door. Watch for details.

The Jewish Narrative on the Silver Screen

A three part film series at the MAR-JCC which seeks to reflect the Jewish image on the Big Screen, sometimes examining Jewish fortune and misfortune on the big screen. This semester’s series will feature films in three different languages – English, French and Yiddish. All films will be presented at the MAR-JCC and will include light refreshments.
Community Educator, Elaine Rudner, will introduce each film beginning at 12:30pm, with follow-up discussion at the end of each screening. Free to MAR-JCC members & TQOL / $3 all others

Where is My Child? (Vu Iz Mayn Kind?) – in Yiddish with English subtitles

Wednesday, November 12
Celia Adler gives a haunting performance, in this 1937 film, as a heroine who arrives in New York at the height of mass Jewish immigration. She is newly widowed and friendless, impoverished, and the mother of a newborn baby boy. Fearing that she cannot care for the child, she places him in an orphanage – a decision that she quickly regrets.

Duck Soup

Wednesday, November 26
A brilliant satire featuring all FOUR Marx Brothers that lampoons blundering dictatorial leaders. At the time of its release, in 1933, it was a critical and commercial failure because of its political disrespect, buffoonery, and cynicism.

The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob – In French with English subtitles

Wednesday, December 10
A 1973 French – Italian comedy concentrating on the mishaps befalling Frenchman Victor Pivert, a very tolerant man provided you are white, Catholic, and French. While en route to his daughter’s wedding, the outspoken Pivert accidentally gets mixed up in an Arab nationalist uprising and, once discovered, hides himself by dressing up as a rabbi.