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 […]

Vishniac

The film will be followed by a speaker. Dr. Janette Silverman is a professional genealogist heading a team of researchers specializing in Eastern European and Jewish research at AncestryProGenealogists®, the division of Ancestry® that does private client research. She holds a Doctorate in Jewish Studies from Spertus Institute. A long-time Valley resident, Dr. Silverman has […]

Less Than Kosher

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 […]

J’Accuse!

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 […]

Irena’s Vow

In Chandler, the feature film will be preceded by the short film THE ROCK COLLECTION.2022 – 3 minutes – English – Mayer AdelbergA girl’s yearly short journey. In Scottsdale, the feature film will be preceded by the short film LETTER TO A PIG.2022 – 16 minutes – Hebrew w/subtitles – Tal KantorThe animated dream of […]

Bella!

The feature film will be preceded by the film DECIDING VOTE.2023 – 19 minutes – English – Jeremy Workman & Robert J. Lyons50 years ago, a single vote on New York’s abortion bill changed history but destroyed a political career. The feature film will be followed by a speaker. Rabbi Bonnie Koppell graduated from the Reconstructionist […]

Remembering Gene Wilder

In Chandler and Scottsdale, the feature film is preceded by the short film THE PEACOCK THAT PASSED OVER.2022 – 4 minutes – English – Max GoldbergA peacock settles on the grounds of a Leeds, England synagogue. In Peoria, the feature film is preceded by the short film HANNAH COHEN’S HOLY COMMUNION.2014 – 13 minutes – […]