At the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
100 Performing Arts Center
Notre Dame, Indiana
574-631-2800

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Monika Wayne or Emily Benedix at the Jewish Federation. 

Ticket Prices: $7 General Admission, $5 Senior Admission (Ages 65 and up), and $4 Child/Students ​

 

5:30 PM—Fanny's Journey
 

Recommended for all audiences. English subtitles.

 In 1943, 13-year old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers desperately organize the departure of the children to Switzerland. When they are suddenly left on their own, these 11 children do the impossible and reach the Swiss border to freedom.

Sponsored by the Kurt & Tessye Simon Fund for Holocaust Remembrance.

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8:00 PM—The Last Laugh
 

Recommended for mature audiences. 

Are we allowed to make jokes about the Holocaust? In this outrageously funny and thought-provoking film, comedic legends including Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Gilbert Gottfried, Judy Gold and many more, as well as Holocaust survivors themselves, explore this cultural taboo and discuss what is or isn't off limits in a society that embraces freedom of speech.  

Sponsored by the Kurt & Tessye Simon Fund for Holocaust Remembrance.

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5:30 PM—On The Map


Recommended for all ages. 

Six American basketball players who joined Maccabi Tel Aviv’s team tell the against-all-odds story of the 1977 European Championship which took place at a time when the Middle East was still reeling from the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the 1972 Olympic massacre at Munich, and the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv. Through the  lens of sports, On the Map presents a much broader story of how one team captured the heart of a nation amidst domestic turmoil and the global machinations of the Cold War. 

Sponsored by WNIT Public Television.

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8:00 PM—Fever at Dawn


Recommended for mature audiences. English subtitles.

While recovering in Sweden, 25-year-old Holocaust survivor Miklós has been given six months to live. Despite his diagnosis, he challenges his will to live and sets out to find a wife by writing letters to 117 Hungarian women who are also recovering in Sweden. One of these women, he is sure, will become his wife. Based on the letters of director Peter Gardos' parents.

Sponsored by Transpo.

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5:30 PM— In Search of Israeli Cuisine


Recommended for all audiences.
In Search of Israeli Cuisine is a portrait of the Israeli people told through food. The feature length documentary puts a face on the culture of Israel, profiling chefs, home cooks, vintners, and cheese-makers drawn from the more than one hundred cultures that make up Israel today – Jewish, Arab, Muslim, Christian, Druze.

Sponsored by Uptown Dining Group (The Mark Dine and Tap and Uptown Kitchen). 

To view a trailer for In Search of Israeli Cuisine click here.

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8:00 PM—Who's Gonna Love Me Now?
 

Recommended for mature audiences. English subtitles.

Saar Maoz is a 39-year-old Israeli man who has spent nearly 20 years building a life in London after being kicked out of his conservative kibbutz because of his sexuality. Following his diagnosis of HIV, Maoz struggles with his need for his family’s love while they struggle with their fears and prejudice.  This movie is set to a moving soundtrack of the London Gay Men’s Chorus, the adoptive family that helps Maoz find his voice as he contemplates the tough decision of whether to return to Israel.  

Sponsored by WNIT Public Television.

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5:30 PM—Big Sonia
 

Recommended for all ages. 
Standing just four-feet eight-inches tall, Sonia Warshawski spent her teenage years in  concentration camps, and is now among the last remaining Holocaust survivors living in Kansas City. The vibrant 91-year-old diva continues to offer inspiration, sharing her story with students, church groups, prisoners and ex-cons. Even as she seeks to uplift others, the struggle to survive continues, as Sonia faces threat of eviction from a dying shopping mall where she has run her late husband’s tailor shop for decades.  
 

Sponsored by Cari & Barry Shein.

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8:00 PM—The Women's Balcony
 

Recommended for all ages. English subtitles.
When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be a savior after the accident, but slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and tries to take control. This tests the women’s friendships and creates a gender rift in the devout community in Jerusalem.  Recommended for all audiences.

Sponsored by Cari & Barry Shein.

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