Jewish Film Festival at Congregation Beth Israel
- When: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 7:15 p.m.
- Where: Congregation Beth Israel, Carmel
- Cost: $10 - $12
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Film
There's a film in this mix for anyone who's ever laughed or cried. An attentive jury selected seven diverse films from a massive supply of Jewish-themed movies, and the results span languages, continents and time periods. You can learn about the mystery and (controversial) origins of the tune Hava Nagila, or the power of compassion in the sobering tale of an Orthodox Jewish pianist living in Israel who taught music to to a disabled 9-year-old Palestinian girl during the worst days of the Intifada. There's a 2011 Oscar winner (2011's best short documentary tells the story of diverse, oppressed kids at a Tel Aviv school) and new directors. This is a celebration, but more than anything in education in Jewish issues and culture, done in the most artful possible way. (See story, p. xx.) [SR]
Various times March 10-17. Congregation Beth Israel, 5716 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. $10/members, $40/five members tickets; $12/general admission, $50/five non-members tickets. 624-2015, www.carmelbethisrael.org.