Film

Let’s Go to the Movies!

The 2018 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is up and running. You can read their entire offering here. This year Building Jewish Bridges is co-presenting two interesting films. The first is The Entertainer with Toby Jones. Here’s the description I got.   Back in the 90s, Paul Limp (Toby Jones) used to be a successful…

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Movies make learning SO EASY

Film is a great way to explore Jewish culture and tradition. It’s easy; it’s fun. The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival has a WinterFest that takes place over Feb. 10 and 11. The Festival invites bay area Jewish organizations to co-present a film. They invited Building Jewish Bridges to co-present, An Act of Defiance, a…

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Published on February 8th, 2018

Let’s Go to the Movies! Serial (Bad) Weddings

In this comedy sensation from France, we meet Marie and Claude Verneuil who pride themselves on their open-mindedness. But their lifestyle—they are affluent, church-going Catholics—is put to the test after three of their daughters marry men from vastly different ethnic and religious backgrounds. When their fourth daughter announces her engagement to a man from the…

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SF Jewish Film Fest is ON! + other activities

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival began its 2015 season last Thursday and they have their usual fabulous line up of films. I’ve told you in the past that it was suggested to me that I cosponsor films about Jewish & Muslim couples, typically living in Israel or Europe. But that topic doesn’t apply to…

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Culturally Jewish

Cultural Jews “I’m culturally Jewish.” How many times have I heard this? Too many to count. What does it mean? It means different things to different people. The common thread is, “I don’t believe in God.” Let’s not even go into what “God” means; let’s jump right to what does “cultural” mean? For the non-Jewish…

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