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An Affiliate of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte ' X Vol. 37, No. 8 Elul- Tishrei 5775/6 September 2015 See You at the Movies This Fall The Charlotte Jewish Film Fes tival eontinues its mission of bringing you films that make you laugh, ery, think, and feel with their exeiting 2015 FallFlieks’ lineup: Sunday, October 11-1 PM The Outrageous Sophie Tucker is the rags to riehes story about one of old time showbiz’s biggest stars. Nieknamed “The Last of the Red Hot Mammas,” Sophie’s bawdy, brash, risque attitude and songs paved the way for perform ers sueh as Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, Bette Midler, Cher, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Bey- onee. Off stage/eamera, this larger than life personality was equally as faseinating. “Sophie was like the Forrest Gump of the first half of the 1900s,” says film eo-pro- dueer Susan Eeker. “She was elose friends with seven U.S. presidents. King George VI, young Queen Elizabeth, Charlie Chaplin, J. Edgar Hoover (who onee asked to borrow one of her dresses), A1 Capone, Judy Gar land, Jerry Lewis, Frank Sinatra, and every other notable of her era.” Produeers Susan and Lloyd Eeker are seheduled to appear. Sunday, October 18-1 PM The Farewell Party taekles an extremely sensitive issue in a vi brant and unique way as five friends at a Jerusalem retirement home struggle with their deeision to help terminally ill patients take eontrol of their own fates. In the press release for the film, eo-di- reetors Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit noted, “In our movies, we try to deal with eontemporary so- eial issues whieh are often eontro- versial. We try to break the emotional drama with absurd and eomie elements. We feel this makes these diffieult and impor tant topies more aeeessible to our audienee, and hopefully, as in life, they will laugh as they wipe away their tears.” Sunday, November 1-1 PM Look at Us Now, Mother! is a deeply personal film from direetor Gayle Kirsehenbaum as she ex plores and tries to repair the ex tremely damaged relationship that she has with her mom Mildred. What emerges is a uniquely eine- matie family study with humor and pathos in the midst of eon- diets and affeetions that bind fam ily members together. “This is the most eomplieated and emotion ally eharged film I have ever done and the most important,” eom- mented Gayle. “This is my story but it also eould be your story; laugh a little, ery a little and dis- Knight Foundation I 4 KIE44CE COUNCIL THE LtON L F. V! N F FOUM DAT ION HADASSAH eover that forgiveness is possible even when it seems unlikely.” Gayle and Mildred Kirsehen baum are seheduled to appear. Please see ad on page 34 and visit eharlottejewishfilm.eom for additional details and to purehase tiekets. '5^ Jewi.sh Federation OF QR&ATER CHARLOTTE Tiekets will also be sold in the lobby of the Levine JCC on Sun day, September 27, from 10 AM- 2 PM. « Hadassah’s Annual Celebrate the Tatas Announces the “little” Reveal With sparkles, paint, laughter, and mammography. Celebrate the TaTas will again be saving lives. The Breast Caneer Fundraiser will be sharing its message this year at a more intimate venue in Oetober. The eonversation remains the same: raise funds for researeh so that one day our daughters don’t have to worry about this terrible disease. Celebrate the TaTas is a unique Hadassah breast eaneer initiative designed to empower, edueate and raise funds for breast eaneer re seareh. In its fourth year, Charlotte’s Celebrate the TaTas invites women (21 years and older) to partieipate. We offer a few impor tant things: an opportunity to have your Tatas turned into a beautiful tapestry, and perhaps even more importantly, an opportunity to re- eeive a mammogram. Due to a generous grant by The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte, uninsured women ean reeeive a life-saving mammogram. A huge thank you to Charlotte Radiology, Meeklenburg Radiology Assoei- ates, and Novant Health for mak ing the mammograms a reality and for saving at least two lives last year. Insuranee aeeepted. Appoint ments reeommended. To make an appointment, please eontaet Lorrie Klemons at 704-944-6880 or jee- nurse@charlottej ee .org. New this year: On Thursday, Oetober 8, Cele brate the TaTas is hosting the “lit tle” Reveal at Dressier’s from 12:30-3 PM. Don’t let the name fool you, the “little” reveal is any thing but small. This year, Cele- HADASSAH i'w’ >>v'^£i«yE . I. OA, brate the TaTas is paying tribute to the artists and photographers that bring paint, sparkles, and mueh joy to the program. Some of the highlights of the luneheon inelude: The TaTas tap- (Continued on page 14) ON ‘31101NVH0 80Z1 #imhJ3d aivd 3Dvisod s n aisidSdd p9}S9nb9}J 90IAJ9S oBuBqQ 9ZZ8Z ON ‘mopeqo ZU# suns ‘PSOd aouapiAOJd 1009 THE STRENGTH OF A PEOPLE. THE POWER OF COMMUNITY. Turn to page 9 for the Jewish Federation’s annual listing of donors.