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When Jews Were Funny
This insightful and hilarious documentary surveys the history of Jewish comedy, ultimately exploring the question of what it means to be Jewish.

A Look at the Past

The Night of Broken Glass
After seizing power, the Nazis turned to violence openly in what has come to be known as Kristallnacht: the night of broken glass.

On the Lighter Side

Dad on the Run
Fueled by klezmer and set in the Paris night world, Dad On The Run is an intelligent & hilarious screwball comedy involving Bar Mitzvahs, frozen fish and a misplaced foreskin.

Issues of Faith

Wagner & Me
With witty English actor and raconteur Stephen Fry as our guide, this surprising film is a provocative yet enjoyable look at Richard Wagner‘s life – and his 'stained' legacy.

In the Performing Arts

Last Dance
Follow the dazzling Pilobolus Dance Theater and Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) as they collaborate on a dance-theater work honoring a Holocaust legacy..

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Top Ten Jewish Experience Titles

1. Orchestra of Exiles
The story of how one man saved nearly 1,000 Jews from the Nazis.

2. When Jews Were Funny
A survey of the history of Jewish comedy.

3. Wagner & Me
Stephen Fry reconciles his love of Wagner with the man's anti-Semitism.

4. The Last Flight of Petr Ginz
The extraordinary life and work of Petr Ginz, who died at Auschwitz at age 16.

5. Old Jews Telling Jokes
Just what it’s called: old Jews...telling jokes...

6. Praying with Lior
Can someone with Down syndrome be a “spiritual genius?”

7. A Life Apart
An intimate look into the mysterious and joyous world of the Hasidic Jews.

8. Forgiving Dr. Mengele
A victim of the infamous Nazi doctor decides to forgive the unforgivable.

9. Inventing Our Life
A look at the glorious 100-year history of Israel's kibbutz movement.

10. Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child
A German artist designs an Israeli opera written by a famous playwright.