Looking to watch a film on a Sunday afternoon at 2pm? You can go to the movie theater…or, you can head over to HCRJ’s Naman Hall to watch a movie and enjoy comfortable seats, popcorn, coffee, lemonade, water and more! You’ll probably run into friends, too!
We hope to return to screenings at HCRJ soon. Our most recent film offerings have been virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. RSVP for a film, and we will send you the link so you can watch at home.
Golda’s Balcony, The Film (Virtual Film Screening)
Sunday, August 16 – Wednesday, August 19
4-time Tony Award nominated actress Tovah Feldshuh recreates 100 years of Jewish history playing 45 different characters (including Ben-Gurion, Moshe Dayan, Holocaust survivors, Israeli soldiers and, of course, Golda Meir herself), in one of the greatest acting performances of the last 50 years—now captured on film for all time, in this brand new motion picture, Golda’s Balcony, The Film. Never has the whole Jewish century been dramatized with such heart, dazzle, and sheer jaw-dropping artistry, than in this 85-minute movie.
In this final masterpiece, the rise of Golda Meir from Russian schoolgirl to Prime Minister of Israel is one of the most thrilling and amazing stories of the 20th Century. In Golda’s Balcony, The Film, her life has been transformed into a cinematic event of overwhelming power and inspirational triumph. As a play on Broadway and Off, Golda’s Balcony sold out over 500 performances, becoming the longest-running, one-woman show in Broadway history. Tovah Feldshuh’s galvanizing, Tony Award nominated rendition of Golda has been so dramatically edited that audiences who may have originally adored the performance from the upper tiers on Broadway may now ‘get up close and personal’ to Tovah’s marvelous work: her face, her expressions… and the subtlety and unprecedented brilliance of her Golda Meir (and the other 44 characters she plays!).
The Untameable Kirk Douglas (Virtual Film Screening)
Thursday, July 2 – Sunday, July 12
It’s difficult to encapsulate the life and career of the legendary Kirk Douglas. As one of the last surviving stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, the story of his career is also the story of America in the 20th century. From his humble, impoverished beginnings to his crusade against McCarthy’s blacklist to intimate footage of his nearest and dearest celebrating Kirk’s 100th birthday, this film pays loving and touching tribute to the life and career of a Jewish-American icon.
The Untameable Kirk Douglas Trailer
The Four Sons and All Their Sons: A Passover Tale (Virtual Film Screening)
Wednesday, April 1 – Friday, April 10
From April 1 – April 10, enjoy a Passover-themed film! The film The Four Sons and All Their Sons – A Passover Tale. The Four Sons are the focus of one of the most beloved and intriguing tales at the Passover Seder, so much so that the fable has been relentlessly reinterpreted over the centuries – in art, in music, in words – as often as any story ever told.
Generations have used it to suggest how to pass on beliefs to their children, a cornerstone of the Seder and really of all faiths. So, join our Seder, including 34 versions of the story, and meet the most special siblings at any Seder – the Sons.
To watch a preview, please go here.
February 9 at 2pm
Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism is excited to be partnering with the ReelAbilities: Houston Film & Arts Festival again in 2020! We will be screening the ReelAbilities film, Deej, at HCRJ in advance of the festival on Sunday, February 9 at 2pm.
DJ Savarese (“Deej”) finds comfort in words, as expressed by his poetry, spoken through a text-to-voice synthesizer.
Adopted by a loving and supportive family, Deej navigates the college admissions process as a young adult on the autism spectrum, while confronting obstacles to inclusion.
Watch a film preview here.