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Events: 16th annual Chattanooga Jewish Film Series Continues

16th annual Chattanooga Jewish Film Series Continues

Five Jewish-themed, award-winning films produced in France, Israel, Poland and the United States will be shown in-person and virtually on five consecutive weeks beginning Sunday, Oct. 15 and continuing through Friday, Nov. 17. Each in-person screening will begin at 7 p.m. and be held at the Jewish Cultural Center (5461 North Terrace Road). Each virtual film screening will be available from noon Sunday and conclude at noon Friday. Register to view the films in-person or virtually at www.jewishchattanooga.com. Walk-ins for in-person screenings are available. Masks are optional.

The Chattanooga Jewish Film Series will include:

Farewell Mr. Haffmann

In-person Monday, Oct. 16

Virtually Oct. 15-20

French with English subtitles

Occupied Paris, 1941: All members of the Jewish community are instructed to come forward and identify themselves to authorities. Dedicated jeweler Joseph Haffmann, fearing the worst, arranges for his family to flee the city and offers his employee the chance to take over his store until the conflict subsides. But his own attempts to escape are thwarted, and Haffmann is forced to seek his assistant’s protection.


In-person Oct. 23

Virtually Oct. 22-27

Hebrew with English subtitles

A romantic comedy that gives an Ashkenazi and Sephardic Orthodox twist to “Romeo and Juliet.”

Love Gets A Room

In-person Oct. 30

Virtually Oct. 29-Nov. 3


“Love Gets a Room” is a musical drama set in a Warsaw ghetto in 1940. It tells the story of a Jewish stage actress who must decide whether or not to follow her heart. The film is a romantic tale of love and survival in the face of harrowing circumstances.

The Future

In-person Nov. 6

Virtually Nov. 5-10

Arabic, Hebrew with English subtitles

When Israel’s Minister of Space and Tourism is murdered in the lead-up to the country’s first mission to the moon, Yaffa, an Arab university student from the occupied West Bank, confesses to the murder. Scientist Nurit asks for permission to interview the assassin. The two women face off, determined to give nothing away during a potentially fraught series of encounters.

March 68

In-person Nov. 13

Virtually Nov. 12-17

Polish with English subtitles

Two young students, Hania and Janek, meet and fall in love in the midst of social turmoil and Jewish discrimination in 1960s Warsaw. While the young lovers are uninterested in politics, they find themselves unable to avoid it when Hania’s father and mother lose their jobs due to an antisemitic purge and are forced to emigrate. Hania does not want to leave Janek. The couple participates in a protest rally, where they discover freedom comes at a high price.

Junior League to host Touch-A-Truck

The Junior League of Chattanooga will host its annual Touch-A-Truck event in Warner Park Saturday, Nov. 11. Over 20 trucks have committed to attend. Touch-A-Truck offers opportunities for children to explore, climb and touch trucks of all kinds, including emergency response vehicles, heavy machinery and other equipment. The cost to attend is $20 per family.

Swing for Hope to take place Oct. 29 at Black Creek

The sixth annual Swing for Hope Couples Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, Oct. 29 at Chattanooga’s Black Creek Club (4700 Cummings Cove Dr.). Co-chaired by Janet Boehm Horton and Georgia McCravey, the event raises money for the Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects Center, a nonprofit organization that provides medical, financial and psychosocial support to children born with birth defects of the brain and spinal cord.

The entry fee is $350 per couple and includes green fees, cart, lunch, dinner and cocktails. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. An awards ceremony with prizes and a silent auction will conclude the tournament.

For sponsorship opportunities or to register to play, visit www.swingforhope.info or call 423 778-2222.