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Short Film Showcase


April 7th, 2019.


2:00 PM to 3:30 PM




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





Presented as part of the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival


“The Chop”

Yossi, a charismatic, young butcher, has lost his job. After having trouble finding a new job, he decides to pretend that he's Muslim in order to get work at a Halal butcher shop. Can he keep his job while also keeping his Jewish identity intact?


“Egg Cream”

This bubbling screening offers a sweet look at the memory, history, and enduring meaning of a beloved chocolate soda drink, born in Jewish immigrant neighborhoods at the turn of the 20th century.



After months of preparation for a massive Passover feast, the whole mishpocha (family) gathers in anticipation of the time-honored holiday fish dish, in this heartwarming tribute to Jewish traditions and the joyous bond of family and food.


“Wendy's Shabbat”

Friends in a retirement community usher in Shabbat with candles, challah, and grape juice at a local fast-food restaurant. The group is happy to celebrate together and the Wendy's staff is proud to be part of such a lovely ritual.


For more information and to purchase tickets: < a href="http://www.pvjff.org/films-by-name/the-chop">http://www.pvjff.org/films-by-name/the-chop< /a>