Film

All sorts of Sukkahs!

In 2010 there was a contest called Sukkah City. People were invited to construct unusual sukkahs. Now the movie about this wild and crazy event is out; you can see a trailer here. What the contest illustrated is that sukkahs can come in all sorts of shapes, colors and materials. Even kosher ones! I thought…

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Let’s Go to the Movies!

Time for our annual trek to the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival! This year BJB is co-presenting Sleeping with the Fishes. The critics say: Writer/ director Nicole Gomez Fisher’s delightful debut brings this quirky story of a dysfunctional yet loving Latino Jewish family to uproarious life. Get your ticket and join us! We’ll go out…

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Let’s go to the Movies!

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival for 2011 kicks off on July 21. Building Jewish Bridges is co-presenting two films. The Names of Love What happens when a tightly-wound Jewish scientist falls for a young Algerian sexpot in modern-day France? Cultures, mores and tragic histories collide-to surprisingly humorous effect. By hook, by crook and by…

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Let’s go to the Movies: Saviors in the Night

The 2010 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is underway! Come with me to see Saviors in the Night. Saviors is a true story about a German Catholic family who hid a Jewish family during the Holocaust. Go online and buy your ticket at: www.sfjff.org As usual I’d like to get together for a dinner of…

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Come with me to the Movies

Join me for a humorous look at identity, conversion and finding yourself – in this case – as an ultra Orthodox Jew.  We’ll view an East Bay Premiere of: Circumcise Me! USA, 2007, 47 minutes, English “Is it hot in here, or am I the only one dressed for Poland in the 17th Century?” While…

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Learn by watching Jewish Movies

Learning by watching can be a lot of fun. Why not learn while watching a movie? I got my rabbinic student friend to turn away from the homework for awhile to give me a list of movies. Movies for learning about Judaism Judaism is not just a religion. It is a culture, an ethnicity, a…

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