Register Early - Limited Links Available
Link will be Emailed to all Registrants and will be available for 72 Hours
The film can be viewed any time from Thursday, May 14, 5 PM - Sunday, May 17, 5 PM
Post Film Zoom Discussion Sunday, May 17th, 7 PM
with our special guest, Joanne Borts
Film Star Sponsor: Sarit Itenberg and Jonathan Greenblatt
Director: Max Lewkowicz
Documentary, 2019, USA
English, English subtitles
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles chronicles the birth, life, and continued resonance of this singular icon of the stage and screen. Featuring interviews with Joel Grey, original lyricist Sheldon Harnick, and stars of the current Broadway revival, Jessica Hecht and Danny Burnstein.
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Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles
Free event - Sunday, May 17, 2020
Join us for a Post Film ZOOM Discussion after the film with our special guest, Joanne Borts!
Joanne Borts is one of New York’s favorite theater and cabaret artists with a catalog that embraces American Standards and the rich traditions of the Yiddish Theatre. Inspired by Fanny Brice, Molly Picon and Bette Midler, this multi-talented Broadway dynamo delivers a sexy, energetic and humor-filled evening of song and dance that bridges the gap between American musical theatre and her Yiddish roots.
Ms. Borts has had the good fortune to perform with Neil Sedaka, Theodore Bikel, The Klezmatics, Khevrisa, the Klez Dispensers, the Klezmer Conservatory Band and Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars at such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Joe’s Pub and Carnegie Hall. Her numerous Broadway, off Broadway and National Tour credits include the original Broadway cast of Once, Fiddler on the Roof with Topol, Cinderella with Eartha Kitt, Funny Girl, Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, and The Golden Land. Joanne co-starred with Bruce Adler in A Yiddish Vaudeville at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and with Mike Burstyn in the critically acclaimed On Second Avenue at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles. She is also the director, co-author and co-star of Kids & Yiddish, the highly successful annual off-Broadway family show. Joanne has been a member of the teaching faculty at many renowned institutions, including The Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, KlezKamp and KlezKanada. She has appeared at the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, the Monument National Theatre in Montreal, the Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto and Warszawa Singera Festival with The Three Yiddish Divas, a theatrical collaboration with Adrienne Cooper and Theresa Tova. Recording credits include three volumes of the Milken Archive’s Great Songs of the Yiddish Stage with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Only In My Dreams with Deborah Gibson, Mir Trogn A Gezang, and Kids & Yiddish: A Musical Adventure, produced by Grammy-winner, Lorin Sklamberg.
Joanne performs the US National Anthem for Major League Soccer, sings lead vocals on a “Folger’s” Holiday jingle and proudly serves as Chair for the Center for Social and Economic Justice on the National Executive Board of the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring, and on the National Council of Actors’ Equity Association.
To Our Film Festival Attendees,
After extensive consultations with local, state, regional, and federal agencies who are working diligently to combat the spread of COVID-19, we have made the difficult, but necessary, decision to postpone the 12th Annual NHJFF until a later date. We will continue to monitor the situation and will announce the new dates as soon as we can.
The New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival (NHJFF) is about people spending time together—kibitzing, schmoozing, noshing, watching, and connecting—with familiar friends and making new ones. The power of a shared emotional experience is amplified when we laugh, cry, and/or reflect on Jewish and Israeli life, history, and culture together. Simply put: NHJFF is about community engagement powered by cinema.
As concerned and dedicated members of our NH Jewish community, we believe very strongly that we are all responsible for not only ourselves and our families, but for each other, and the wider community at large. We ask for your patience during this challenging time and request that you each stay informed of recommendations and take all appropriate measures, including frequent hand washing, increased social distancing, and, where necessary, self-quarantining.
The silver lining of our 12th Annual NHJFF is that the show will go on, just not now.
If you already purchased tickets to the 2020 NHJFF:
We will maintain a record of your purchased ticket(s) which may be used for the rescheduled NHJFF. However, if you do not want us to maintain your ticket for the rescheduled NHJFF, please consider converting your purchase to a charitable gift to the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire.
Alternatively, if you have purchased your tickets through the Federation Office and you prefer a full refund please email email@example.com, and we will refund any purchased tickets to the payment method used to make the purchase.
If you have purchased your tickets through Brown Paper Tickets and prefer a full refund, please contact Brown Paper Tickets within 2 weeks by emailing https://www.brownpapertickets.com/about/locations. Be sure to include your confirmation number, if possible.
Thank you for your patronage and support in past years and for your understanding in this unusual circumstance. We look forward to celebrating the 12th Annual NHJFF at a future date and wish our entire community safety and good health.
Pat Kalik and Ross Fishbein
2020 NHJFF Co-Chairs
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