Movies

  • 1945
    Movie

    1945

    Movie

    On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. The townspeople – suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning – expect the worst and behave accordingly.

    A superb ensemble cast, lustr...

  • The Women's Balcony

    Movie

    An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.

    When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma...

  • Dough
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    Dough

    Movie

    Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean, Game of Thrones) and Pauline Collins (Shirley Valentine) star in this hilarious new comedy that shows you don't have to be baked to make some Dough!

    Curmudgeonly widower Nat Dayan (Jonathan Pryce) clings to his way of life as a Kosher bakery shop owner...

  • Fanny's Journey
    Movie + 2 extras

    Fanny's Journey

    Movie + 2 extras

    Based on a true story, FANNY’S JOURNEY is an incredible tale of bravery, strength and survival, a story of a daring young girl who will stop at nothing and fear no one. In 1943, 13-year old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish chil...

  • Run Boy Run

    Movie

    A superlative saga of courage and compassion, Run Boy Run tells the extraordinary true story of a young Polish boy’s struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation and maintain his Jewish faith through his intrepid will and the kindness of others. Escaping the Warsaw ghetto at the behest of his father, ...

  • Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

    Movie + 1 extra

    A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of defeat, Team Israel is finally ranked among the world's best in 2017, eligible to comp...

  • Gloomy Sunday

    Movie

    The legendary song "Gloomy Sunday" (famously recorded by Billie Holiday) inspires this marvelous love story with a twist. On the eve of World War II in the lush and romantic city of Budapest, three people are caught in a love triangle that will span the twentieth century, haunted by the song that...

  • Welcome to Kutsher's: The Last Catskills Resort

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    Kutsher's Country Club was the last surviving Jewish resort in the Catskills. One of the legendary Borscht Belt hotels during its heyday, Kutsher's was family-owned and operated for over 100 years, until its sale and demolition in 2014. Exploring the full Dirty Dancing-era Catskills experience th...

  • A Matter of Size

    Movie

    A Matter of Size is an Israeli comedy (yes, comedy!) like nothing you’ve seen before, a hilarious and heart-warming tale about a coming out of a different kind: four overweight guys who learn to love themselves through the Japanese sport of sumo wrestling!

    Herzl (Itzik Cohen) has been struggling...

  • The Matchmaker

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    Summer of 1968. Arik Burstein, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a mysterious matchmaker and Holocaust survivor. As Arik begins to learn the mysteries of the human heart through his work with Yankele, the disparate parts of Arik's life collide in unexpected, ...

  • La Rafle (The Roundup)

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    July 16th, 1942. French authorities carry out an extensive raid of Jews in greater Paris, resulting in the arrest of more than 13,000 people — including 4,000 children. After spending several miserable days in the Vélodrome d’Hiver stadium at the apex of summer with little food or water, familie...

  • The Zigzag Kid

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    Isabella Rossellini stars in THE ZIGZAG KID, a hilarious, heartfelt adventure based on the book by David Grossman.

    Twelve-year old Nono (Thomas Simon) longs to be like his famous police detective dad, but his wild side is constantly getting him into trouble. Desperate to prove himself, Nono sets...

  • The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

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    The rags to riches story of Sophie Tucker, an iconic superstar who ruled the worlds of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood throughout the 20th century.

    Before Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, and Mae West, Sophie Tucker was the first woman to infatuat...

  • How To Win Enemies

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    Lucas is a young lawyer with a penchant for detective stories. When he meets the smart and sexy Barbara at a cafe, he is enamored - but things aren't always what they seem. After Barbara goes home with Lucas, he wakes up to find his financial savings (and Barbara) gone. Determined to find her a...

  • Hummus! The Movie

    Movie

    Travel around the world, across religious and cultural divides, to discover the origins of the nutritious chickpea dish, and meet a diverse group of hummus disciples, including those vying for the title of "World's Largest Serving of Hummus."

    A Film by Oren Rosenfeld
    Israel, 2016
    Documentary
    En...

  • 24 Days
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    24 Days

    Movie

    January 20, 2006: after dinner with his family, Ilan Halimi gets a call from a beautiful girl who had approached him at work and makes plans to meet her for coffee. Ilan didn’t suspect a thing. He was 23 and had his whole life ahead of him. The next time Ilan’s family heard from him was through a...

  • The Museum

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    The Museum is a film that seeks to explore the Israeli soul through the galleries, storerooms and visitors of the Israel Museum, Israel's most important cultural institution.

    With a trenchant, ironic eye the film follows the visitors, observes the observers, listens to the speakers and descends...

  • Every Face Has A Name

    Movie

    What is it like to be captured during war and mistaken for being a spy? How is it to live six years in hiding dressed like a girl, when you are a young boy? What happens when you have experienced such gruesome things, that you are trying to keep your own memory away? In Every face has a name Elsi...

  • In Her Footsteps

    Movie

    In the dead of night, filmmaker Rana Abu Fraiha's parents left their house in the Bedouin village, Tel Sheva, and moved, perhaps 'fled', to Omer, a nearby Jewish town. For more than 20 years of life in Omer, Rana was convinced that she was like everyone else around them, till her mother became il...

  • Rue Mandar

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    Take a traditional Jewish funeral whose rituals no one can quite recall, add a Yiddishkeit community in Paris - one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and top it off with an ensemble cast of dysfunctional siblings and spouses. What you get in the assured hands of director Idit Cébula (Two...

  • Mr. Kaplan

    Movie

    Jacob Kaplan lives an ordinary life in Uruguay. Like many of his other Jewish friends, Jacob fled Europe for South America because of World War II. But now turning 76, he’s become rather grumpy, fed up with his community and his family’s lack of interest in its own heritage.

    One beach bar may,...

  • Egg Cream
    Movie

    Egg Cream

    Movie

    EGG CREAM is a short film about the enduring meaning of a beloved chocolate soda drink born on the Jewish Lower East Side. The egg cream contained neither eggs nor cream – it was a product of necessity and hardship, but a source of joy and sweetness. Through and a tour of egg cream establishments...

  • 100 Faces
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    100 Faces

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    BAFTA-nominated composer and director Benjamin Till explores what it means to be Jewish in this quirky and heartwarming musical film.

    Till set himself the task of finding 100 British Jewish people, one born in every year between 1918 and 2017. The first shot belongs to a one-year-old in Leeds, a...

  • We Shall Not Die Now

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    We Shall Not Die Now chronicles the Holocaust, when, between 1939 and 1945, over six million Jews and millions of others were systematically murdered by the Nazi regime.

    Seventy-five years after the conclusion of the war, the film explores not only the horrific human tragedy and what we can lea...

  • Sacred Sperm

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    An eye-opening documentary explaining the concept of sacred sperm within the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish community which considers new life pure if born of “sacred sperm” and the spilling of sperm murder. In this documentary Director/Narrator Or Yashar shares his journey as he tries to fully un...

  • As Seen Through These Eyes

    Movie

    As Maya Angelou narrates this powerful documentary, she reveals the story of a brave group of people who fought Hitler with the only weapons they had: charcoal, pencil stubs, shreds of paper and memories etched in their minds. These artists took their fate into their own hands to make a compellin...

  • Fever at Dawn

    Movie

    In 1945, 25-year-old Hungarian man Miklós is being treated at a Swedish hospital after having been freed from a concentration camp. The doctors diagnose him with a severe lung disease and tell him that he has no more than six months to live. But he refuses to give up, wants to find a wife with wh...

  • Saviors in the Night

    Movie

    Saviors in the Night (Unter Bauern) is based on the memories of Marga Spiegel. In her narrative, published in 1965, she describes how courageous farmers in southern Münsterland hid her, her husband Siegfried {named Menne} and their little daughter Karin from 1943 until 1945, thus saving them from...

  • Shalom Bollywood

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    A celebration of the all-singing, all-dancing history of the world’s largest film industry, Shalom Bollywood reveals the unlikely story of the 2000 year old Indian Jewish community and its formative place in shaping the world’s largest film industry. At the advent of the Indian cinema industry, i...

  • Gefilte
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    Gefilte

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    The story of one American-Jewish family’s obsession with gefilte fish and the ritual of making it – in huge quantities – every Passover. As the Hermelins all agree, like Proust’s madeleine, the beloved dish is so much more than just food: it’s also memories, tradition and what binds them together...

  • German Concentration Camps Factual Survey

    Movie

    In April 1945, British producer Sidney Bernstein (and his friend/advisor Alfred Hitchock) began preparing a documentary from footage shot by cameramen accompanying troops as they liberated occupied Europe from the Nazis, revealing the atrocities committed at camps such as Bergen-Belsen with devas...

  • Streit's: Matzo and the American Dream

    Movie + 3 extras

    For more than 90 years, the Streit’s matzo factory sat in a low-slung tenement building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. While other matzo companies modernized, Streit’s remained a piece of living history, churning out 40 percent of the nation’s unleavened bread on pre-War machinery as old as the ...

  • Rabin In His Own Words

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    Rabin In His Own Words is an “autobiography” of sorts, the story is told entirely in Rabin’s own voice. Through a combination of rare archival footage, home movies and private letters, his personal and professional dramas unfold before the viewer's eyes - from his childhood as the son of a labor ...

  • The Last Mentsch

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    Having spent a lifetime concealing his heritage, an aging German Holocaust survivor tries to come to terms with his past. Born Menachem Teitelbaum, Marcus Schwarz (German Academy Award winner Mario Adorf) escaped Auschwitz with his life only to exterminate his Jewishness. Without family, a synago...

  • The Rape of Europa

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    The Rape of Europa is an epic journey through seven countries, into the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare that threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe.

    For twelve long years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art on a scale unprecedented in history. But heroic you...

  • The Waldheim Waltz

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    A film about truth and lies and how a dishonest man can rise to power.

    Ruth Beckermann documents the process of uncovering former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim’s wartime past. It shows the swift succession of new allegations by the World Jewish Congress during his Austrian presidential ca...

  • Nicky's Family

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    Nicky's Family is a gripping documentary that tells the mostly unknown story of Sir Nicholas Winton, a young Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Jewish Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. As a result of his heroic efforts, today there are over 6,000 descenda...

  • Live and Become

    Movie

    The magnificent, epic story of an Ethiopian boy who is airlifted from a Sudanese refugee camp to Israel in 1984 during Operation Moses. Shlomo is plagued by two big secrets: He is neither a Jew nor an orphan, just an African boy who survived and wants, somehow, to fulfill his Ethiopian mother’s p...

  • Aftermath
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    Aftermath

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    Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80’s, and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally return to his homeland.

    ...

  • Nora's Will
    Movie + 1 extra

    Nora's Will

    Movie + 1 extra

    Nora's Will is a comedy like nothing you've seen before, a truly unique tale of lost faith and eternal love from one of Mexico’s most talented filmmakers, writer/director Mariana Chenillo. Nora's Will was named Mexico’s Best Picture of the Year, taking home seven Ariel Awards. Chenillo is the fir...

  • Anita
    Movie

    Anita

    Movie

    Anita is the story of a young woman with Down syndrome (Alejandra Manzo) who lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, being meticulously cared for by her mother Dora (Academy Award nominee Norma Aleandro). One tragic morning in 1994, everything changes when Anita is left alone, confused and h...

  • Shelter
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    Shelter

    Movie

    Naomi, an Israeli Mossad agent (Neta Riskin, Shtisel) is sent to Germany to protect Mona (Golshifteh Farahani, Paterson), a Lebanese informant recovering from plastic surgery to assume her new identity. Together for two weeks in a quiet apartment in Hamburg, the relationship that develops between...

  • Let Yourself Go

    Movie

    Elia (Toni Servillo, "The Great Beauty") is a Jewish psychoanalyst from a purely Freudian school of thought. Due to his austere and detached manner, he is reputed for immediately generating awe in his patients. Elia lives alone in a flat on the same floor as his ex- wife Giovanna, with whom he is...

  • Restoration

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    70 year old Yaakov Fidelman (Sasson Gabai, The Band's Visit) hangs on with all his might to the antique restoration workshop which has been his life's work. After his long-time business partner passes away, Fidelman rejects his son Noah's idea to close the business and build an apartment complex...

  • In Search of Israeli Cuisine

    Movie + 1 extra

    Join award-winning Chef Michael Solomonov on a delicious journey to meet Israel's top chefs, home cooks, vintners, and cheese-makers drawn from the more than 100 cultures that make up Israel today, and discover the rich and human story that emerges from their food.

    Directed by Roger Sherman
    U...

  • Joe's Violin

    Movie

    A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor donates his violin of 70 years to a local instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year-old school girl from Bronx, and unexpectedly, his own. A poignant story about the power of music and small acts connecting people across generations and cultures.

    Directed ...

  • Echo
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    Echo

    Movie

    Avner suspects his wife Ella (Yaël Abecassis, LIVE AND BECOME) of having an affair. Secretly recording her telephone conversations, he turns into a spy in his own home, listening to them again and again. But while searching for one thing, he discovers another - the woman he listens to is a strang...

  • Outdoors
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    Outdoors

    Movie

    Gili and Yaara decide to leave the city and have a fresh start, building a house in the countryside of the Galilee. But while their dream house is being built, the foundations of their relationship slowly collapse.

    Directed by Asaf Saban
    Israel, 2017
    Drama
    Hebrew (with English subtitles)
    80 Minutes

  • Vice Versa

    Movie

    An innocent and honest relationship between a religious Yeshiva scholar and an 18 years old cancer patient girl, turns out to become an intimate and passionate love story that transcends the rules of religion, society and faith.

    Directed by Amichai Greenberg
    Israel, 2015
    Drama
    Hebrew (With Engli...

  • Tunnel of Hope

    Movie

    The unbelievable escape story of the grandmother of Jared Kushner...

    In 1943, 250 Jewish slave workers successfully escaped from a Nazi labor camp in Novogrudok, Belarus, via a tunnel they dug. The film follows the remaining escapees, accompanied by their descendants, in an attempt to find the t...

  • The Syrian Patient

    Movie

    Under cover of darkness soldiers transfer wounded Syrians into Israel. Military ambulances bring these unknown wounded from the Syrian border. Most of them are unconscious. Maged has lost the lower part of his face. He is brought immediately to the operating room of Dr. Eyal Sela, the director of...

  • The Impure

    Movie

    A dark story which took place in Argentina in the early 20th century. The “Impure” was how the Argentinian Jewish pimps were called by the “normal” Jewish community. They were vicious organization leaders and brothel owners who practiced religious lives while trafficking thousands of unfortunate ...

  • Make Me a Match

    Movie

    The film portrays three Jewish-Orthodox singles – their matchmakers and their effort to stay loyal to a possibly outdated tradition. Torn between their commitment to Jewish culture and their dreams, these 30-somethings try to withstand the social pressure while staying true to themselves.

    Direct...

  • Just The Two of Us

    Movie

    The story of 88 year old Samuel Wilinberg and Kalman Taigman, two complete opposites, who happen to be the last two survivors of the Treblinka death camp. In a moving journey they walk again to the place they fled from 68 years ago, sharing memories, laughter and emotional turbulence. Their journ...

  • Hidden Face

    Movie

    The Admor of Sanz-Klausenburg was a rabbi who experienced personal devastation and despite this succeeded in rehabilitating his own life and that of his Chassidic community. Through his heroic story, the film presents the narratives of the Holocaust as told by different members of the ultra-Ortho...

  • Café Nagler

    Movie

    During the 1920s, Café Nagler was the hottest place in Berlin. Director Mor Kaplansky embarks on a journey to find out what’s left of the legendary café owned by her family. After discovering that family myths don’t always match historical facts, she attempts to re-create her family’s past togeth...

  • A Green Chariot

    Movie

    Twenty two year-old Sasha's greatest wish is to become an Israeli. He has become religious, changed his name to Yair and speaks only in Hebrew – even when he is addressed in Russian. He has completely cut himself off from his Russian past, including his father and his Russian friends. Now, Yair i...

  • Box For Life

    Movie

    Noah Klieger is the last living survivor of the boxing team of Auschwitz and the oldest active journalist in the world. In between, he saw first-hand and survived many of the defining events of the 20th century, and some of the events he may have even steered a bit. 91-year old Klieger is a Jewis...

  • A Home on the Range: The Jewish Chicken Ranchers of Petaluma

    Movie

    The little-known story of Jews who fled the pogroms and hardships of Eastern Europe and traveled to California to become chicken ranchers. Even in the sweatshops of New York they heard about Petaluma where the Jews were not the shopkeepers and the professionals, they were the farmers.

    Meet this ...

  • Trees Cry for Rain

    Movie

    Rachel Amado Bortnick takes the viewer on a fascinating journey exploring her Sephardic roots, recalling the rich, vanishing world of Sephardic culture and the nearly extinct Ladino language.

    A Film by Bonnie Burt
    USA, 1989
    Documentary
    English, Ladino (with English subtitles)
    32 Minutes