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FILMS | "Make Me a Match" and "A Thousand Kisses"


February 2nd, 2020.


2:00 PM to 3:30 PM




Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002





Make Me a Match"Have I got a nice Jewish girl/boy for you!" has been a familiar rallying cry among the Jewish people for over 5000 years. How these matches are made today would startle Abraham and Sara -- or would it? Filled with hope and humor, trials and tribulations, Allen Mondell and Cynthia Salzman Mondell's entertaining documentary captures the passion of Jewish singles looking for a match in today's America and the extent to which they will go to find a "catch." From Morristown, New Jersey to Crown Heights, Brooklyn to Dallas, Texas to San Diego, California, Make Me a Match introduces viewers to diverse styles of matchmaking. Witness a rabbi and rebbetzin's probing questions as they interview prospective clients the "old style" (but with a lap top); sit-in on a round table session with 24-enthusiastic suburban matchmakers as they ponder the dating lives of their clients; see how singles are searching and finding their Jewish better halves over the Internet.

2000, 60 mins., directed by Allen Mondell and Cynthia Salzman Mondell

 SHORT FILM | A Thousand Kisses

The actual correspondence of a young Jewish couple separated by the fear of persecution in Nazi Germany is recovered by their grandchildren 80 years later. A Thousand Kisses presents a love story tainted by the harsh historical context of its time, with a light touch and real-life poetry.

USA, 2018, 16 mins., directed by Richard Goldgewicht, English


Student | $6
Yiddish Book Center and Springfield JCC Members, Seniors | $8
General Admission | $10


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