Bookfest & Filmfest

As the Charleston Jewish Community Without Walls, we are pleased to be partnering with various communities, organizations and businesses to make these fascinating events available to all throughout the Charleston area. Events will be held at various locations throughout the region. All are welcome!

In honor of Anita and Ira Rosenberg (OBM) for their immeasurable contributions to our community.

Jan
18
Thu
Joan Juliet Buck: The Price of Illusion @ Charleston Library Society
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm

The JCC WOW Bookfest presents:
Joan Juliet Buck: The Price of Illusion

When: Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Where: Charleston Library Society
164 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Cost: $10

From Joan Juliet Buck, former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue comes her dazzling, compulsively readable memoir: a fabulous and very honest account of four decades spent in the creative heart of London, New York, Los Angeles, and Paris.

Joan’s memoir tells the story of a life lived in the best places at the most interesting times: London and New York in the swinging 1960s, Rome and Milan in the dangerous 1970s, Paris in the heady 1980s and 1990s. But when her fantasy life at Vogue came to an end, she had to find out who she was after all those years of make-believe. She chronicles this journey in beautiful and at times heartbreaking prose, taking the reader through the wild parties and the fashion, the celebrities and creative geniuses as well as love, loss, and the loneliness of getting everything you thought you wanted and finding it’s not what you’d imagined. While Joan’s story is unique, her journey toward self-discovery is refreshing and universal.

Jan
24
Wed
To Auschwitz and Back: The Joe Engel Story @ Terrace Theater
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
To Auschwitz and Back: The Joe Engel Story @ Terrace Theater | Charleston | South Carolina | United States

When: Wednesday, January 24 @ 7:00pm
Where: Terrace Theater @ 1956 Maybank Highway, Charleston SC
Tickets: $12.50 General Admission | $18 Patron – includes reserved seating

Born in Zakroczym, Poland in 1927, Holocaust Survivor Joe Engel was taken by the Nazi’s at 14 and never saw his parents again. Now 90 years old, Joe is the embodiment of living history and spends his retirement years ensuring the Holocaust is never forgotten.

From the overwhelming despair of the Warsaw Ghetto, to the shroud of unceasing death and suffering that was Birkenau and Auschwitz, to his escape from a Death Train at 17 and his covert work as a freedom fighter, Joe personally takes us on his vivid journey to hell and back.

This is a story of faith, renewal and redemption. Joe Engel, with an unwavering will to live, overcame unimaginable horrors to become a treasured citizen, community leader and philanthropist.

Film Producer/Director Ron Small, Survivor Joe Engel, and College of Charleston student Samantha Krantz provide additional insights following this exclusive screening. Charleston School of Law Professor Nancy Zisk will speak about: “The Rule of Law: A Legal Perspective on Lessons of the Holocaust.”

Proceeds benefit the Charleston Jewish Federation’s REMEMBER Program for Holocaust Education and Genocide Awareness and Synagogue Emanu-El’s Holocaust Education Fund.

Feb
8
Thu
Stephen Tobolowsky: My Adventures With God @ The Schoolhouse
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm

From legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky—who currently appears on The Goldbergs, HBO’s Silicon Valley, and Norman Lear’s new One Day at a Time, author of The Dangerous Animals Club and The Tobolowsky Files podcast—My Adventures with God is a funny, introspective collection about love, catastrophe, and triumph, all told through the lens of his evolving relationship with the mystery that is “God.”

As Tobolowsky explains, “It’s hard to believe in nothing. Even cats believe in suppertime. As much as we love certainty, we are often shaped by the invisible, the unexplainable—something we call faith. We are inclined to acknowledge the holy. Even if it is only a paper heart we find in an old suitcase.”

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Where: The Schoolhouse
720 Magnolia Road Charleston, SC 29407

Cost: $10

Feb
21
Wed
An Evening of Stand Up Comedy with Judy Gold @ The Schoolhouse
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm

 

Two-time Emmy Award winner Judy Gold is a veteran of stand-up comedy, known for her edgy wit, sharp timing, and infamous crowd work. Consistently appealing to all generations and backgrounds, Judy can be found throughout most mediums of entertainment.

Gold’s stand-up specials include Comedy Central Presents: Judy Gold, Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd Stands Up, and Judy’s own HBO half-hour special for which she received The Cable Ace Award. She’s appeared on The Stephen Colbert Show, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Tonight Show, The Conan O’Brien Show, and in a half-hour comedy special for LOGO.

Along with stepping in as host for The Wendy Williams Show, Anderson Cooper and The View, she’s also hosted Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time, The GLAAD Media Awards on VH1 and HBO’s At the Multiplex with Judy Gold, which ran for nearly a decade. She can currently be seen on Showtime’s “I’m Dying Up Here” and hosts a podcast, “Kill Me Now.”

One night only: Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm | COST: $35
LOCATION: The Schoolhouse, 720 Magnolia Rd, Charleston, SC 29407

May
3
Thu
Abigail Pogrebin: My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew @ To Be Determined
May 3 @ 7:00 pm


A secular Jew, Abigail Pogrebin talks about her Jewish year and personal journey – to research, observe and write about each and every ritual, fast and festival in one Jewish year, even the ones she’d never heard of.

When: Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Where: To Be Determined

Cost: $10


Do you want to be a sponsor? Contact Marylyn Haspel at marylynh@charlestonjcc.org for more information

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This program was funded generously in part by the Charleston Jewish Federation.

 


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Upcoming Events

Jan
18
Thu
7:00 pm Joan Juliet Buck: The Price of I... @ Charleston Library Society
Joan Juliet Buck: The Price of I... @ Charleston Library Society
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm
Joan Juliet Buck: The Price of Illusion @ Charleston Library Society | Charleston | South Carolina | United States
The JCC WOW Bookfest presents: Joan Juliet Buck: The Price of Illusion When: Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 7:00 PM Where: Charleston Library Society 164 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 Cost: $10 From Joan Juliet
Jan
24
Wed
7:00 pm To Auschwitz and Back: The Joe E... @ Terrace Theater
To Auschwitz and Back: The Joe E... @ Terrace Theater
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
To Auschwitz and Back: The Joe Engel Story @ Terrace Theater | Charleston | South Carolina | United States
When: Wednesday, January 24 @ 7:00pm Where: Terrace Theater @ 1956 Maybank Highway, Charleston SC Tickets: $12.50 General Admission | $18 Patron – includes reserved seating Born in Zakroczym, Poland in 1927, Holocaust Survivor Joe
Jan
28
Sun
4:00 pm Does our Democracy respect Diver... @ Saul Alexander Masonic Hall
Does our Democracy respect Diver... @ Saul Alexander Masonic Hall
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Does our Democracy respect Diversity? @ Saul Alexander Masonic Hall | Summerville | South Carolina | United States
Our panelists will discuss society’s views of topics such as: Age, People with Disabilities, Race, Sexual Orientation, Religion, Formerly Incarcerated. There will be various selected readings and music with a civil rights theme.   The event
Feb
8
Thu
7:00 pm Stephen Tobolowsky: My Adventure... @ The Schoolhouse
Stephen Tobolowsky: My Adventure... @ The Schoolhouse
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm
Stephen Tobolowsky: My Adventures With God @ The Schoolhouse | Charleston | South Carolina | United States
From legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky—who currently appears on The Goldbergs, HBO’s Silicon Valley, and Norman Lear’s new One Day at a Time, author of The Dangerous Animals Club and The Tobolowsky Files podcast—My Adventures
Feb
21
Wed
7:30 pm An Evening of Stand Up Comedy wi... @ The Schoolhouse
An Evening of Stand Up Comedy wi... @ The Schoolhouse
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
An Evening of Stand Up Comedy with Judy Gold @ The Schoolhouse | Charleston | South Carolina | United States
  Two-time Emmy Award winner Judy Gold is a veteran of stand-up comedy, known for her edgy wit, sharp timing, and infamous crowd work. Consistently appealing to all generations and backgrounds, Judy can be found
Feb
25
Sun
4:00 pm The Summerville CommUNITY Artist... @ Sushi 201
The Summerville CommUNITY Artist... @ Sushi 201
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Summerville CommUNITY Artists Heritage Series presents: Summerville Mitzvah Good Deed Day @ Sushi 201 | Summerville | South Carolina | United States
Participate in the Summerville CommUNITY Artists Heritage Series presents: Summerville Mitzvah Good Deed Day.This Heritage Series event is followed by a Purim Party at Sushi 201.

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