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Movies at the J

Sunday, February 25

5:30pm - On the Map

On The Map (4)

Encore Screening of On the Map
Sunday, February 25 5:30pm

On the Map will screen at the J’s Arts & Education Building in Creve Coeur on February 25at 5:30pm. This film tells the story of the Israeli Maccabi team. After beating a dynamic Soviet basketball team, team captain, Tal Brody, exclaimed in American-accented Hebrew, “We are on the Map, we are staying on the Map, not only in sports, but in everything.” That phrase and the Maccabi Tel Aviv team, a combination of NBA also-rans and Israeli players, rallied a nation in its David-and-Goliath pursuit of the 1977 European Championship.

The film features interviews with the athletes who made history along with pulse-pounding footage of the high stakes game combined with an incendiary political situation. On the Map played to a sold-out crowd at the June 2017 St. Louis Jewish Film Festival.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $11 at the door. To buy tickets in advance, call 314.442.3179 or go to

4pm - The Chosen People

TCP_CoverFilm Screening: The Chosen People
Sunday, March 4, 4pm
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur

One of Judaism’s central tenet is the doctrine that the Jews are God’s Chosen People. This film traces the history and evolution of chosenness.

What does it mean to say the Jews are God’s Chosen People? Chosen for what purpose? What are the biblical roots of this doctrine? How does the meaning of chosenness change across time and people? In the Ancient Near East? In Medieval Christian Europe? After the Enlightenment? In the wake of the Holocaust and the birth of the State of Israel? Why does the belief in chosenness remain so powerful among religious people in the 21st century?

This film includes a diverse range of voices (Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Neo-Hasidic, Secular Humanist, Evangelical Christian, Muslim, non-religious, etc) along with renowned experts on the topic.

This film screening is free for Jewish Film Society members and $10 for the general public.
Tickets can be purchased at the door. For additional information, contact Zelda Sparks, 314.442.3169.

For additional information on becoming a member of the Jewish Film Society, call Zelda Sparks at 314-442-3169. An individual membership is $36, couples $54 and $18 for students.