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Hosted by Reel and Meal at the New Deal Cafe



Jun 17, 7:00 PM EDT


113 Centerway

113 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD, 20770


Free Screening

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About the event

The documentary “Israelism” explores the growing divide in the American Jewish community about Jewish attitudes toward Israel. Two young American Jews, Simone Zimmerman, cofounder of the U.S. Jewish group, IfNotNow, and Eitan, an American who served in the IDF, are raised to see Israel as synonymous with their Jewishness. They become disillusioned of theirdedication to the State of Israel, as they become aware of the occupation ofthe West Bank, the blockade of Gaza and the living conditions of thePalestinians. This is a timely documentary as the occupation in Gaza continues and Prime Minister Netanyahu and his far-right government affirm that the Palestinians will never attain sovereignty.


The Reel and Meal at the New Deal is a free monthly film series focused onenvironmental, social justice and animal rights issues, presented by UtopiaFilm Festival and the Prince George’s County Peace and Justice Coalition. For more information see the Reel and Meal Facebook page:( Please check the Cafe's website for updates ( 

Event Participants

Shelley Cohen Fudge and Jamal Najjab

About the film

Two young American Jews travel to Israel seeking a deeper understanding of the country they were raised to love. What they encounter profoundly impacts them, leading them to join a growing movement to redefine their community's relationship with Israel in this challenging and emotional journey. Coming soon to an even wider audience, stay tuned.




1h 24m




Erin Axelman, Sam Eilertsen


Daniel Chalfen, Nadia Saah

About the space

The film is free and live at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 17, at the New Deal Café at 113 Centerway (Roosevelt Center) in Greenbelt, MD. The Cafe offers a full menu, including several vegan options, for the live screening. Come enjoy the wide-screen film projection system and join the discussion following the film.


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