Everyone is going to the SF Jewish Film Fest!

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival runs July 24 to August 7

We’ll all going to the movies! Come along. All around the bay synagogues and agencies are co-presenting various films in the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.


I am co-presenting Strangers, a romantic & troubling film in French, English, Hebrew and Arabic about a Romeo and Juliet couple – one Jewish Israeli and the other Muslim Palestinian. My film will be showing August 9 at the Roda Theater in Berkeley at 8:15pm. Email me if you want to join me. Let’s go together. Want to win a free ticket? Put your name in the hat by emailing me. For everyone that calls I’ll put your name in a hat and draw out a name on August 1.


Interfaith Connection and Project Welcome are also co-presenting Strangers at the San Francisco screening.


Beth Am in Palo Alto is co-sponsoring Being Jewish in France. On Aug.4 in Palo Alto (see below).


Shalom Bayit (a program for battered women) is co-sponsoring Three Times Divorced at three locations!

July 28 at 1:30pm – Castro Theatre in San Francisco
August 3 at 1:15pm – CinéArts @ Palo Alto Square
August 7 at 4:00pm – The Roda Theatre in Berkeley


Black over White

Be’chol LaShon, the Jewish multicultural organization is co-presenting Black over White at the Castro in San Francisco and at other locations.


Look over the films, see trailers, and purchase tickets. Go to www.sfjff.org for detailed information.


See the Film Festival on Youtube!

Check out their Festival trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-wYnuBgp8U


Praying in Her Own Voice

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
This film documents the contentious struggle of Women of the Wall for the right to wear prayer shawls and read aloud from a Torah scroll at the Western Wall – acts that are fiercely objected to by the Orthodox establishment in Israel. There will be a panel discussion entitled “Women and Judaism: Questions of Equality” after the Berkeley screening with guest speaker, Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center.


Date: Sunday, August 3

Time: 4:15pm

Place: Roda Theatre at Berkeley Rep in Berkeley

Temple Sinai is a proud co-presenter.

Be sure to get your tickets ahead of time as the Berkeley screening will sell out. For tickets or for more information, please call (925) 275-9490 or visit www.sfjff.org.




Being Jewish in France (film)

From the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, co-presented by Alliance Française de San Francisco and Congregation Beth Am, this extraordinary documentary by Yves Jeuland captures two centuries of Jewish life in France. From revolutionary cries of “Vive la France!” in Yiddish, to Vichy’s betrayal of Jewish citizens to the absorption of Mizrahi Jews in the 1960s, French Jews have remained staunchly French. While anti-Semitic violence has caused some French Jews to reexamine living in France, others view France as their homeland.


Dates: Monday, Aug. 4

Time: 3:15pm

Place: CineArts in Palo Alto

(And at the San Francisco JCC on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 11:30am)

This film, part of the 28th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival taking place from July 24 to Aug. 11, 2008. For tickets and more information call 925-275-9490 or the website at http://www.sfjff.org.