Saturday, June 6, 2020


LA Jewish Film Festival

Teen Befriends Freud in ‘The Tobacconist’

The international 2012 best-selling novel “The Tobacconist” by Robert Seethaler tells the story of 17-year-old Franz Huchel, a newly hired smoke-shop clerk who befriends regular...

Seniors Conspire to Hide a Dead Friend in ‘Stockholm’

It’s one thing to keep the memory of a dead friend alive. It’s quite another to hide his body and pretend he’s still alive....

Neo-Nazi Seeks Redemption in ‘Skin’

In February, a film about a neo-Nazi skinhead who receives shocking retribution because of his racism won the Academy Award for best live-action short....

Tovah Feldshuh Returns to ‘Golda’s Balcony’ on Film

When Tovah Feldshuh accidentally called me instead of Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival Executive Director Hilary Helstein a couple of weeks ago, we had...

‘Back to Maracanã’ Mixes Soccer, Comedy and Family Drama

A multigenerational family story set against the background of World Cup soccer, “Back to Maracanã” is truly an international project. It’s an Israeli, Brazilian...

‘Chewdaism’ Explores Montreal’s Jewish Culture

With bagels, babkas, knishes, smoked meats and Moroccan couscous on the menu, with a shmeer of Jewish history and culture on the side, “Chewdaism:...

The Holocaust From a Dog’s Perspective in ‘Shepherd’

“Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog” unfolds from the perspective of Kaleb, a German shepherd. Separated from his owners by the Nuremberg Laws’...

‘Carl Laemmle’ Embodies the Jewish Experience in America

“Carl Laemmle” is an inspired choice for the opening presentation of this year’s Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival because in many ways, the film...

New Articles

CA to Allow Bars, Gyms, Schools, Sporting Events to Reopen June 12

California will start allowing bars, gyms, schools, summer camps and professional sporting events to start reopening on June 12. The Associated Press reported the state...

Meet the Boogaloo Bois, the Violent Right-Wing Extremists Who (Mostly) Don’t Hate the Jews

There are men showing up to the George Floyd protests in body armor and Hawaiian shirts and they want to start a civil war.

Israeli BDS Activist Seeking Asylum in Canada Will Be Deported Back to Israel

An Israeli activist who had tried to claim asylum in Canada as a refugee is getting deported back to Israel.

Jewish Federation of L.A. Calls for ‘Immediate Action’ From Government Officials to Hold Police Accountable

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles (JFLA) will not tolerate system racism or police brutality within the Jewish community or any community. In its...

How Jews Can Be Better Allies to Black Americans

Many Jews are looking to be better allies against racism. Here's how.

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