Hava Nagila: The Movie will be the film for a movie and Chinese dinner afternoon on Monday, December 25.
It’s a documentary romp through the history, mystery and meaning of the great Jewish standard. Featuring Harry Belafonte, Leonard Nimoy, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell, Regina Spektor and more, the film follows the ubiquitous party song on its fascinating journey from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the
kibbutzim of Palestine to the cul-de-sacs of America. High on fun and entertainment, it’s also surprisingly profound, tapping into universal themes about the importance of joy, the power of music and the resilient spirit of a people.
Dinner will catered by Corning Class and will be vegan but not certified kosher. Dinner will be at 2:00 p.m., with the film following it. The dinner costs $5 per person (free for children under age 6) and reservations are required. Please call the JCF office for reservations.