Sundays on a Kibbutz Winter 2014

Still from Operation Grandma

Date/Time: Select Sundays: Jan 19, Feb 9, Mar 23 | 3:30-4:30pm
Admission: Free with Museum admission
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About the Program

In conjunction with To Build & Be Built, The CJM screens films and documentaries about kibbutz life. Presented in partnership with The Israel Center and the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

The Childrens’ House
Sunday, Jan 19 | 3:30–4:30pm

This documentary follows several kibbutz-born artists as they create artwork for an exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum called Communal Sleeping. The film explores the unique experience of communal sleeping on kibbutz and also includes archival material from the 1950s (2005, 52 min, Hebrew with English subtitles). Free with Museum admission.

 Operation Grandma
Sunday, Feb 9 | 3:30–4:30pm

A satirical comedy about three brothers struggling to bury their grandmother on her kibbutz, their difference in personality lead to a series of hilarious misadventures (1999, 50 min, Hebrew with English subtitles).

The Galilee Eskimos
Sunday, March 23 | 3:30–5pm

An old kibbutz isolated in the Hills of Galilee finds itself threatened by lawsuits from bankers and creditors. Most of the families flee to avoid the creditors, but twelve senior citizens are left behind. Together they begin to rebuild the kibbutz (2006, 95 min, Hebrew with English subtitles).


Public Programs and New Media Initiatives at The Contemporary Jewish Museum are made possible with lead support from The Jim Joseph Foundation. Major support has been provided by the Leavitt Family and supporting sponsorship comes from The Toole Family Charitable Foundation, David B. Gold Foundation, In Memory of Benjamin Alpert.



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