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 […]

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 […]

Story of Annette Zelman

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 […]

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 […]

Matchmaking

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. […]

Martha Liebermann

The feature film will be preceded by the short film VOICES IN THE VOID.2021 – 19 minutes – English – Juan Pablo De GamboaA first-hand account of the rescue of Danish Jews from the Nazis. The film will be followed by a speaker. Dr. Volker Benkert is an Assistant Professor at the ASU School of […]

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 […]