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Central Mass. Jewish Film Festival

Six highly acclaimed films will be shown during the 9th annual Central Mass Jewish Film Festival, to be held from Jan. 22- Feb. 2:

“Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg”
Friday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m.
The Worcester Senior Center
The funny and surprising story of radio and television pioneer, Gertrude Berg.

“A Borrowed Identity”
Saturday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury
Eyad, a gifted Palestinian boy, who wins a scholarship to an elite Jewish boarding school, struggles to fit in and find his place within Israeli society.

“The Last Mentsch”
Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 7:15 p.m.
The Willows at Worcester.
Having spent a lifetime concealing his heritage, an aging Holocaust survivor tries to come to terms with his past.

Saturday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury.
An old Jewish baker’s business is inadvertently saved when his young Muslim apprentice accidentally drops marijuana into the dough and sends sales skyrocketing.

“Raise the Roof”
Sunday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m.
St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury.
The awe-inspiring story of the 10 year project to reconstruct a replica of an 18th century wooden synagogue in Poland against the backdrop of the 1000-year history of Jews in Poland.

“Apples from the Desert”
Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 7:15 p.m.
The Willows at Worcester.
The rebellious teenage daughter of ultra-Orthodox Jewish parents journeys into the secular world.

For detailed information about each film and to purchase tickets online, visit; or contact Nancy Greenberg at; or (508) 756-7109.


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