Joe’s Violin & A Heartbeat Away (film)

Sun 07May

5:00 p.m.

joes violin jcc metro detroit


In the award-winning short documentary film Joe’s Violin, a donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship between 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joe Feingold and 12-year-old Bronx school girl Brianna Perez, showing how the power of music can bring light in the darkest of times and how a small act can have a great impact.

Running Time: 24 minutes
Genre: Documentary, Short
Subject: History
Director: Kahane Cooperman
Country: USA
Year: 2016
Language: English

Sponsored by Henry Ford Health System; Co-sponsored by B'nai B'rith Great Lakes Region, Federation's Maimonides Society

a heartbeat away jcc metro detroitA Heartbeat Away

Every day in Tanzania, five children die from heart conditions. Israeli pediatric cardiologist Dr. Akiva Tamir and his team examine hundreds of children, only a handful of whom can receive lifesaving treatment.

When 6 year-old Julius arrives to the clinic in critical condition, Dr. Tamir must choose whether or not to operate on a child with little chance of surviving.

In this riveting drama, swinging on the pendulum between science and faith, hope and despair, life and death, Dr. Tamir and his team must deal with the question of who to treat and who will be left to die.

Running Time: 54 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Directors: Tal Barda, Noam Pinchas
Country: Israel
Year: 2015
Language: English, Hebrew with subtitles

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