July 2015: Recommended DVDs

OUR LIBRARIAN RECOMMENDS

I would recommend you visit our wonderful library. I am sure if you visit you will be attracted to a book you have always wanted to read. We have instituted a program in which you might be interested. You may borrow DVD’s of some outstanding performances. You may borrow them for a week or even longer if no one else desires to see it at the time. If you would like to borrow one of these fine discs call me “Jerry” at 623-6739 and I will meet you at the library and you can make your choice of what is available.


TEMPLE BETH AM’s DVD COLLECTION

COMEDY
Funny Girl: The story of Fanny Brice starring Barbra Streisand;
Blazing Saddles: A western farce starring Mel Brooks;

DRAMA
Yentl: by Isaac Bashevis Singer—the story of a young woman who wants to be able to study “Scriptures” just as a young man is allowed…starring Barbra Streisand;

Avalon: A Jewish immigrant story with several well known stars;

BIOGRAPHY
Constantine’s Sword: It is about the life of the author James Carroll from a religious Catholic family who was raised as an “army brat”, who became a priest, who left the religious order and criticized the way they treated Jews, with several well known stars;

HOLOCAUST
Everything is illuminated: by Jonathan Safran Fuer about a trip he took to the Ukraine to find the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis in 1942 starring Lev Schreiber;

The Search: about a small boy who survived Auschwitz wanders alone.. feral, mute and terrified, with several well known stars;

JEWS IN SHOW BUSINESS
Broadway Musicals, A Jewish Legacy: about Jews on Broadway with lots and lots of Jewish performers;

YIDDISH WITH ENGLISH SUB-TITLES
Tevye: by Sholom Aleichem upon which is based “Fiddler on the Roof”, staring Maurice Schwartz (an actor from the Jewish stage;

Mamele: about a young woman who cares for her large family after her mother dies (without much appreciation), starring Molly Picon.