Jewish Museum and Cultural Center: “Saturdays At Seven”

by | Dec 6, 2019 | What’s Happening

For its 10th Annual Chevra Cinema Series, the Jewish Museum and Cultural Center is featuring “Saturdays At Seven.” These four Saturday evening films, beginning at 7 pm, will have an introductory commentary by the cinema specialist who chose the evening movie.

The series begins January 4, 2020, with Rabbi Michael Panitz of Temple Israel presenting the film, The Chosen, a classic adapted from Chaim Potok’s book by the same title.

On Saturday, January 11, old Dominion University Professor of English, Peter Adams will introduce the Woody Allen film, The Front, which explores McCarthyism of the 1950s.

Barbara Rossen, administrator and curator of the Jewish Museum and Cultural Center, will present The Debt, on February 1, a movie drama involving a secret mission to capture a Nazi War criminal.

“Saturdays At Seven” will conclude with Funny Girl starring Barbra Streisand on February 29. This final film will be introduced by Andrew Quicke, the former Bureau Chief CBN-Jerusalem, Israel chair, and professor of Cinema-Television and Performing Arts at Regent University.

The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center is a non-profit organization providing educational opportunities regarding Jewish history, faith, and culture. There is no admission cost for the films, although donations are always welcome. The museum is located at 607 Effingham Street in Portsmouth. For more information, contact Barbara Rossen at jmccportsmouth@