fbpx
Friday, April 3, 2020

Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival Opening Night

More Articles

A Moment in Time: If I am not for Myself, Who will be for Me?

Dear all, This entire week has been filled with one virtual conference after another. Conversations with our Board leadership, B’nai Mitzvah students, and staff. “Zoom”...

I’m a Rabbi and a Physician Assistant. This is Why I Want You to Stay Home.

“Stay home. Save lives.” These words blinked on the overhead electronic traffic sign as I sped down the highway. As a medical professional treating patients...

Shoah Foundation Head: Bigots Prey on Coronavirus to Incite Hate

As Americans adapt to the new normal of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, videoconferencing has become our lifeline. The likes of Zoom and FaceTime...

New Jersey Orthodox Town Accused of Spreading Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has spurred anti-Semitic chatter connected to Lakewood, a New Jersey township with a large Orthodox population, on social networks. New Jersey Gov....
mm
Joy Bennetthttp://joybennett.com
Joy is a writer, mom and pet lover in beautiful Santa Monica, California. Website joybennett.com

Last night I had fun at the Opening Night Gala of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival in Beverly Hills.  First I hung out around the Red Carpet, where Ed Asner, Ed Begley, Jr., Aaron Wolf and many others passed through.  They also had a reception in the lobby of the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre where the event was held, with delicious snacks, wine and beverages.  Next they presented an award Ed Asner for his outstanding work as an American actor and activist.  Many of his friends and colleagues took the stage to thank him for his contributions.

Then they screened a hysterical short film Super Sex, starring Ed Asner; following by a screening of the wonderful film My Friend Ed which explores Mr. Asner’s tireless work over the years as an actor and activist.

The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival continues on through May 3, with a well-curated selection of films exploring the Jewish experience.  For more information and tickets visit lajfilmfest.org.    More photos from the evening are available on my Flickr page here:flickr.com/joybennett.

- Advertisement -

More articles

- Advertisement -

Latest News

‘Ask the Rabbi’ Online Class Zoombombed With Anti-Semitic Remarks, Nudity

A recent “Ask the Rabbi” online class for a private New York Orthodox girls’ high school was Zoombombed. CBS News reported on April 2 that...

Empire Kosher Closes Chicken Processing Plant for 2 Weeks After Employees Test Positive for the Coronavirus

(JTA) — Empire Kosher closed its processing plant in Pennsylvania after two employees tested positive for the coronavirus. But chickens are expected to be available...

Pakistan Court Overturns Conviction in Daniel Pearl Murder Case

An appeals court in Karachi, Pakistan, has overturned the murder conviction of the man sentenced to death for masterminding the kidnapping and beheading...

Swastikas Found on Maryland Synagogue

Swastikas and other slurs were found spray-painted on a Maryland synagogue on the morning of March 28. The Washington Jewish Week reported that the vandalism...

Adelson Says He Will Continue to Pay Employees During Shutdown and Urges Other Employers to Do So

Jewish philanthropist and GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson wrote in an April 1 New York Post op-ed that he will continue to pay all of...