december, 2020

thu24decfri01janDreaming of A Jewish ChristmasFREE!Genre:DocumentaryLanguage:EnglishSubjects:American Jewish Life,Arts & Culture,Biography,Family Friendly,Music

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Set almost entirely in a Chinese restaurant, Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas is an offbeat, irreverent musical documentary that tells the story of a group of Jewish songwriters, including Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Gloria Shayne Baker and Johnny Marks, who wrote the soundtrack to Christianity’s most musical holiday. It’s an amazing tale of immigrant outsiders who became irreplaceable players in pop culture’s mainstream – a generation of songwriters who found in Christmas the perfect holiday in which to imagine a better world, and for at least one day a year, make us believe in it.

Order up your favorite Chinese take out and chow down as you enjoy this entertaining and informative movie!

Cast: Ben Sidran, Jackie Mason, Mark Breslin, Rob Bowman, Ophira Eisenberg, and Robert Harris.

Director: Larry Weinstein

Writer: Jason Charters

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Meals on Wheels Central Texas seeks to nourish and enrich the lives of the homebound and other people in need through programs that promote dignity and independent living. Meals on Wheels Central Texas is one of the largest meal-delivery organizations in the state, serving 5,000 homebound older adults and people with disabilities each year. Part of the Austin area community since 1972, MOWCTX believes in holistic case management and also offers the following services to our clients through our many programs: in home care; minor and major home repairs; grocery shopping assistance; a monthly supply of shelf-stable groceries; extra shelf-stable meals for the nutritionally at-risk; problem-solving therapies; rural meal delivery; Alzheimer’s respite care; and pet food and pet health care for our clients’ dogs and cats.