The Matchmaker


Spotlight on Israeli Culture presents

Israel 2010, 122 mins
Hebrew with English subtitles
Director: Avi Nesher
Cast: Adir Miller, Maya Dagan, Dror Keren

It’s Haifa in the summer of ’68. Sixteen-year-old Arik finds himself working for a mysterious matchmaker, a survivor. This is 1960s Israeli society, where echoes of the Holocaust meet the summer of free love. An alluring and joyous, yet sobering coming-of-age comedy/drama that will stay with you long after the credits roll.

Guest speaker: Professor Kalman Weiser, Silber Family Professor of Modern Jewish Studies, York University.

About the Guest Speaker

Professor Kalman Weiser is the Silber Family Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at York University. He is the author of Jewish People, Yiddish Nation: Noah Prylucki and the Folkists in Poland (winner of a 2011 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award) about the rise and fall of Yiddish-centric Jewish nationalism in Eastern Europe. He is also the co-editor of Czernowitz at 100: the First Yiddish Language Conference in Historical Perspective (2010). Professor Weiser is now planning a textbook about anti-Semitism and is currently researching Nazi scholars of Judaica as part of a book about the fate of Jewish scholarship in the aftermath of the Holocaust.

Location:

Al Green Theatre
Miles Nadal JCC
750 Spadina Avenue

Dates:

Sun. Feb. 15 –
4:00pm & 7:30pm

Admission:

$15 General,
$10 Young Adults (18-35)

Info/Tickets:

Box Office opens one hour
before screening times.

All single tickets are cash sale only and subject to availability.

esthera@mnjcc.org
416.924.6211 ext. 606

This program is part of the Spotlight on Israeli Culture festival taking place Feb – March 2015 in Toronto, read more about the other events at the Spotlight website.