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The Quarrel

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The Quarrel

Film Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Part of a series of Yiddish-related programs, see the acclaimed film The Quarrel.

When you wipe the tears from your eyes as the lights go up, you will feel you have been privileged to view one of the great movies of the last 30 years.—Ed Koch, Former Mayor of New York, in Our Town

Tickets $10. 

Mayer Kaplan JCC

5050 Church Street
Skokie, IL 60077

Ticket questions? Call 312.322.1773.

Presented with
JCC Chicago
as part of JCC's Arts & Ideas Programming

The Quarrel is an acclaimed Canadian film adapted from a short story by Yiddish writer Chaim Grade.

It follows two estranged friends, both Holocaust survivors, who meet unexpectedly in Montreal in 1948. One is a deeply religious man, the other a skeptical journalist who has turned his back on God. They revisit a quarrel that divided them as boys, resulting in a passionate examination of good and evil and faith and redemption.

Will their unintended meeting reunite them or tear them apart?

Rabbi Dr. Joshua FeigelsonA post-show discussion will be led by Rabbi Dr. Joshua Feigelson, Dean of Students, The University of Chicago Divinity School.

Film is in English.
Knowledge of Yiddish is not required.

Pop-Up Program Series

Yiddish Yesterday and Today

Presented by the Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative, a partnership of local Jewish organizations spearheaded by Spertus Institute and JCC Chicago with funding from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

For centuries in Jewish communities in Europe and beyond, Yiddish was a key part of life. Today new generations are fostering a Yiddish renaissance, exploring how Yiddish impacts Jewish culture and their own Jewish lives.

Whether you grew up reading the Forverts or are nu to all things Yiddish, this series offers something for you.

A Bintel Brief: The Dear Abby Column of the Forverts
Thursday, May 10 - 11:00 am
At Oakton Community College in Skokie
Free. Reserve your spot > 

“And now I have to read in Jewish something”: Jeffrey Shandler on Yiddish performances by Holocaust survivors
Tuesday, May 22 - 7:00
At the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie
$10. Reserve your spot > 

Itzik’s Midrash: Bridging Past and Present through Modern Yiddish Literature
Wednesdays, May 30-June 13 - 7:00 pm
At the Hilton Garden Inn in Evanston
$30 for all 3 sessions. Reserve your spot > 

Episodes 1 & 2 from the Israeli TV Series Shtisel: Screening and Discussion
Tuesday, May 29 - 7:00 pm
At the Mayer Kaplan JCC in Skokie
$10. Reserve your spot > 

Sing-along Fiddler on the Roof
Thursday, June 7 - 7:00 pm
At the Skokie Theatre
$10. Reserve your spot >

The Quarrel: Screening and Discussion
Tuesday, June 12 - 7:00 pm
At the Mayer Kaplan JCC in Skokie
$10. Reserve your spot >

Television and Film Screenings (in blue above) presented with JCC Chicago.

Purchase all 3 screenings


  • Chicago Board of Rabbis 
  • Chicago YIVO Society 
  • CJE: Senior Life 
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center 
  • JCC Chicago 
  • Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago 
  • Mordecai M. Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood 
  • Oakton Community College, Jewish Studies Concentration
  • OROT 
  • Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue 
  • Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership 
  • Temple Beth Israel