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 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 […]
In Scottsdale, the featured film is preceded by the short film 116 CAMERAS.2017 – 15 minutes – English – Davina PardoA film about creating an interactive hologram to preserve a Holocaust survivor’s story. The short film will be followed by a brief introduction to the use of this technology here in Phoenix as part of […]
The film will be followed by a conversation with the star in both Scottsdale and Chandler. Shaina Silver-Baird is an actor, musician, creator and producer from Toronto. She is the co-creator/co-writer, executive producer and star of Less Than Kosher which premiered at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2023 and won the Audience Choice award. Shaina […]
The feature film will be preceded by the short film ANATEVKA.2023 – 4 minutes – English – Danielle DurchslagA modern, darkly comedic version of the song from Fiddler on the Roof. The film will be followed by a speaker. Dr. Ettie Zilber serves on the Board of the Phoenix Holocaust Association and as a docent […]
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.
The film will be followed by a speaker. Rabbi Andy Green began his tenure with Congregation Or Tzion in Scottsdale, AZ in July 2021. A southern California native, Green earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and his rabbinical ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, American Jewish […]
In Chandler, the feature film will be preceded by the short film HANNAH COHEN’S HOLY COMMUNION.2014 – 13 minutes – English – Shimmy MarcusReturn of a Festival favorite. A 7 year-old Irish girl can’t wait for her communion, but she’s not the right religion!
In Scottsdale and Chandler, the feature film is preceded by the short film THE RECORD.2022 – 8 minutes – French, German w/subtitles – Jonathan LaskarAn animated story of a magical vinyl record that reads your mind and plays your lost memories. In Peoria, the feature film is preceded by the short film THE PEACOCK THAT […]
In Peoria, the feature film is preceded by the short film THE ROCK COLLECTION.2022 – 3 minutes – English – Mayer AdelbergA girl’s yearly short journey. In Chandler and Scottsdale, the film will be followed by a speaker. Rabbi Michael Beyo has over 25 years of professional and rabbinical experience, earning three rabbinical ordinations of […]