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Jewish Film Festival committee members gathered at the Israeli cuisine dinner to kick off the second annual Jewish Film Festival. Shown are (l-r) Mike Saltzman, Marsha Davis, Fran Saltzman and George Beckerman. DENY HOWETH PHOTOS

Israeli cuisine kicks off second annual Jewish Film Festival

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and partner Seaside Jewish Community present the second annual Rehoboth Beach Jewish Film Festival. A dinner of Israeli cuisine, on March 22 at Fish On, kicked off a..View More


Film festival spotlights Israeli culture to student audience

In the midst of a political conflict, several Israeli groups on campus are joining together to pull the spotlight away from war and terror and shine it on Israeli culture. Through a collection of an..View More

Johan Heldenbergh and Jessica Chastain star as Jan and Antonina Zabinski in “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” part of the Seattle Jewish Film Festival. (Anne Marie Fox)

Seattle Jewish Film Festival to feature ‘Zookeeper’s Wife,’ other soul-reaching fare

The mission of the 22nd annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival, says festival director Pamela Lavitt, is "to introduce people to nuanced thinking about the Jewish experience." The fest runs March from..View More

Dani Menkin’s documentary “On the Map” follows the 1977 Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team’s unlikely European championship victory. (Handout photo)

Israeli basketball team's unknown underdog story opens Baltimore Jewish Film Festival

Dani Menkin thought everybody knew about the 1977 Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team, how their improbable defeat of the mighty Soviets inspired a nation and helped, in the oft-repeated words of their..View More



Directed by: Jake Witzenfeld

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Three gay Palestinian friends explore the contradictions in their lives with Jewish filmmaker, Witzenfeld. Khader is at ease with his relationship with an Israeli lover as just another dimension of.. View More



Directed by: Avishai Sivan

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Haim-Aaron is an ultra-Orthodox scholar living in Jerusalem, whose talents and devotion are envied by all. One evening, Haim-Aaron collapses and loses consciousness. The paramedics announce to.. View More

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Rita Jahan Foruz (2012)

Rita Yahan Foruz

Directed by: Ayal Goldberg

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Rita Jahan Farouz immigrated to Israel from Iran with her family, when she was eight years old. Now on the eve of her forty-ninth birthday, with enormous tension between Tehran and Jerusalem looming.. View More

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