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

Get Your Culture on this Summer!

I’m reading a wonderful book, The Mathematician’s Shiva. Of course, it’s about Jews – but also other Russians, Poles, Americans, scientists and more. I love the underlining Jewishness of the characters and I really love that it is not about the Holocaust. There is so much more to Judaism than misery and murder. Which leads…

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SF Jewish Film Festival & Other Summer Options

Here we are in the delightful summer months with long warm evenings full of crickets. This is when the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival fills theaters around the Bay Area with films that we pretty much won’t get a chance to see otherwise. I hope you have received the 2014 brochure in the mail and…

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You can explore Judaism through Film and Food!

Hummus, Falafel and Brisket – Oh, My! San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Presents three fabulous films about food that are sure to whet your appetite. (Don’t worry; there will be food available for purchase between the showings.) Make Hummus Not War (1:00) Filmmaker Trever Graham’s humorous journey takes us through the hummus bars and kitchens…

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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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