(Image from Song of Names) The East Bay International Jewish Film Festival will run from Feb. 26 to March 15. The films are divided into 8 categories (sections) so that you can jump to Historical Dramas, Family Friendly, Mysteries, Documentaries, etc. There are some hard to find, FABULOUS films! A few of my favorites are: The…Read More »
Learning from Movies
(Image by Deborah Breen Whiting from Pixabay) I’ve had people specifically tell me that they are visual learners and that reading is not easiest learning method. Luckily there are hundreds of films from which you can learn A LOT about Judaism. One site that is particularly fun is Rabbi at the Movies. It’s a mini course just to…Read More »
What is summer good for — Jewishly speaking?
Yes, the Jewish world is pretty much holiday-free during the summer. There are some fast days, but as you can imagine, people don’t start practicing Judaism with fasting. So if you’re getting started, or ramping up, your exploration of Judaism, what is good to do in the summertime? Visit your local Jewish community center. The…Read More »
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…Read More »
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…Read More »
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…Read More »