Who Are the Marcuses?

The film will be followed by a speaker. Doug Seserman is the CEO of Americans for Ben-Gurion University (A4BGU). An award-winning nonprofit executive known for his creative business vision, Doug was named one of The Jerusalem Post’s 50 Most Influential Jews in 2023 for his vision and impact as a thought leader and changemaker in […]

The Monkey House

The feature film will be followed by a speaker. Dr. Gil Ribak is an Associate Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona. He is a scholar and public educator of Modern Jewish history, whose scholarship has always been interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together history, sociology, folklore, ethnic studies, and literature. Born and raised […]

Seven Blessings

The film will be followed by a guest speaker in Scottsdale and Chandler. Eleanor Sela is an accomplished actress, screenwriter, and producer. She is in the ensemble cast as well as the co-scriptwriter of Seven Blessings, which won 10 Israeli Ophir Film Awards, including Best Film and Best Screenplay. Ms. Sela is currently working on […]


The film will be followed by a conversation. Karolyn Benger is currently a Rabbinical student at Yeshivat Maharat (2026). Previously, she was the founding Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council in Phoenix. She is a graduate of Emory University with a degree in Political Science and a specialization in the Middle East. Ms. […]


In Scottsdale, the feature film will be preceded by the short film HAIRCUT.2023 – 10 minutes – Hebrew w/subtitles – Noam WeitzmanA barber dreams his son will attend a prestigious Yeshiva.

Generation 1.5

The feature film will be preceded by the short film PERIPHERY. 2021 – 27 minutes – English – Sara Yakobi-HarrisA photographic film project about ethnic diversity in the Jewish community.

Children of Nobody

The film will be followed by a speaker. Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz is the President and Dean of Valley Beit Midrash, a global Jewish learning and action center, located in Scottsdale, AZ. Rabbi Schmuly has twice been named one of America’s Top Rabbis by Newsweek and has been named by The Forward as one of the 50 most […]