Reel and Meal at the New Deal

Reel and Meal is a monthly film series at the New Deal Cafe exploring vital environmental, animal rights, and social justice issues. Admission to the film is always free, sponsored by several Greenbelt community organizations. Contributions are gladly accepted to cover each month’s donation to a non-profit organization.

Reel and Meal events are in-person (limited seating) and online via Zoom.  Each month registration links will be posted here.  You can also reach out to Reel and Meal at

Date: Third Monday of every month
Time: The free film starts at 7pm.
Dinner: Dinners are available at the café after 4pm with several plant-based options.
Carryout: The Co-Op Supermarket Meatless Monday meals can be picked up from the “grab and go” for Zoom at-home viewing after 11am.
Location: Online or at the New Deal Cafe – 113 Centerway in historic Greenbelt, MD
Public transportation: The cafe is accessible by Metro Buses G12, 13, 14 and 16 from the Greenbelt Metro station.

June 16, 2024


Israelism explores changing American Jewish attitudes toward Israel, informed by Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.

The film aims to show a growing divide with many American Jews aligning themselves against the occupation and with the Palestinian cause. We show the film respectful of the suffering endured by Israelis in the Hamas attacks as well as the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. Shelley Cohen Fudge, Founder of the DC Metro Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, and Jamal Najjab, a former Palestinian-American journalist, will lead the discussion following the film.

Watch in the cafe or on Zoom. Online registration is required for Zoom participants at