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Director Yaron Zilberman's Film Incitement Chronicles the Politics of Hate

Jan 9, 2020

Director Yaron Zilberman's Film Incitement Chronicles the Politics of Hate

Documentarian Tod Lending goes into his films knowing that he doesn’t know what’s going to happen in them. Longitudinal documentaries, or long docs, are his niche. “I follow people for years, however long it takes for the story to present itself,” Lending said. At the heart of his latest — “Saul & Ruby, To Life!” — are two Holocaust survivors, Saul Dreier, 94, of Coconut Creek, and Reuwen “Ruby” Sosnowicz, 90, of Delray Beach, and their Holocaust Survivor Band.
"WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY" TO AIR ON JANUARY 26 COINCIDING WITH INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

Jan 9, 2020

"WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY" TO AIR ON JANUARY 26 COINCIDING WITH INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY screened in more than 75 countries and at prestigious film festivals including the Palm Springs Film Festival, Rome Film Festival, and the Berlin Film Festival as a Berlinale Special. It received the audience awards at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Miami Jewish Film Festival and JFilm Festival, and best documentary at the Twin Cities Film Festival.
Director Tod Lending Premieres the Resilient Saul & Ruby, to Life! at Miami Jewish Film Festival

Jan 7, 2020

Director Tod Lending Premieres the Resilient Saul & Ruby, to Life! at Miami Jewish Film Festival

Nearly a century onward from the Holocaust, filmmaker Tod Lending figured every story about the atrocity that claimed the lives of 6 million Jews had already been told. That was until he heard about Saul Dreier and Ruby Sosnowicz. The two, who reside in South Florida, survived the religious persecution of the Nazi regime and went on to form a klezmer act the Holocaust Survivor Band 70 years later.
They found friendship through a Holocaust survivor band, which returned to Poland to play

Jan 7, 2020

They found friendship through a Holocaust survivor band, which returned to Poland to play

Documentarian Tod Lending goes into his films knowing that he doesn’t know what’s going to happen in them. Longitudinal documentaries, or long docs, are his niche. “I follow people for years, however long it takes for the story to present itself,” Lending said. At the heart of his latest — “Saul & Ruby, To Life!” — are two Holocaust survivors, Saul Dreier, 94, of Coconut Creek, and Reuwen “Ruby” Sosnowicz, 90, of Delray Beach, and their Holocaust Survivor Band.
23 and Me: Miami Jewish Film Festival

Jan 6, 2020

23 and Me: Miami Jewish Film Festival

MJFF, one of the largest Jewish film festivals in the world, has unveiled its biggest film lineup ever featuring 6 World Premieres, 6 International Premieres, 7 North American Premieres, and a record setting 29 films directed by women (31 percent of films announced), all being shown at 14 different venues across Greater Miami. There are many films near you.
US film festivals next month spotlight Israeli movies

Dec 25, 2019

US film festivals next month spotlight Israeli movies

The Miami Jewish Film Festival, which runs this year from January 9-23, will feature the world premiere of Aulcie, Dani Menkin’s documentary about Aulcie Perry, an American basketball player who led Maccabi Tel Aviv to an upset win in the European Championship.
Names, Not Numbers Will Premiere at the Miami Jewish Film Festival

Dec 20, 2019

Names, Not Numbers Will Premiere at the Miami Jewish Film Festival

We are excited to announce that Names, Not Numbers will receive its world premiere at the Miami Jewish Film Festival, screening at the Jewish Museum of Florida on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at 7 p.m.
January 13-14: Miami, FL: Jodi at the Miami Jewish Film Festival

Dec 20, 2019

January 13-14: Miami, FL: Jodi at the Miami Jewish Film Festival

We are excited to announce that Names, Not Numbers will receive its world premiere at the Miami Jewish Film Festival, screening at the Jewish Museum of Florida on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at 7 p.m.
Miami Jewish Film Festival Announces 2020 Slate

Dec 17, 2019

Miami Jewish Film Festival Announces 2020 Slate

The 23rd Annual Miami Jewish Film Festival announced their 2020 line-up. The festival will be held January 9-23 and will feature over 100 movies from 25 different countries which allows it to bill itself as “the largest Jewish film program in the world”.
Miami Jewish Film Festival to feature more than 100 films from 25 countries

Dec 13, 2019

Miami Jewish Film Festival to feature more than 100 films from 25 countries

The 23rd annual Miami Jewish Film Festival will feature 107 films from 25 countries and host more than 50 filmmakers and special guests from Jan. 9-23. According to MJFF, this upcoming edition will be its biggest line-up to date as it will feature six world premieres, six international premieres, seven North American premieres and a record-setting 29 films directed by women at 14 different venues across Miami-Dade County.
Miami Jewish Film Festival Announces Lineup for 23rd Edition

Dec 11, 2019

Miami Jewish Film Festival Announces Lineup for 23rd Edition

The Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) is set to return for its 23rd edition January 9 through 23, 2020, when it will premiere more than a hundred films from 25 countries. The fest will screen its largest collection yet and boasts 33 films directed by women (composing nearly a third of the lineup).
KNIGHT FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES MIAMI ARTS CHALLENGE WINNERS

Dec 2, 2019

KNIGHT FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES MIAMI ARTS CHALLENGE WINNERS

The Knight Foundation will award $1.8 million to forty-four artists and arts organizations who have been selected as winners of the Knight Arts Challenge, which was established to fund arts projects that would enrich the city of Miami and South Florida. The organization will also recognize twenty-one community leaders as champions of the arts during a celebration at the Pérez Art Museum Miami on Monday night and provide them each with $10,000 to give to local cultural producers and institutions.
Jewish cultural arts season is through the ‘Roof’

Oct 28, 2019

Jewish cultural arts season is through the ‘Roof’

When “Fiddler on the Roof” made its Broadway debut in 1964 starring Zero Mostel, I was too young to see that Tony Award-winning production, but later in life I did some catching up in a big way. In 2013, while on a mission to Israel with the Jewish Federation of Broward County, we toured the Jordan River Village, a respite for children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. The camp’s chairman was none other than internationally- recognized Israeli actor Chaim Topol.
Discovery Acquires Global TV Rights To Warsaw Ghetto Documentary ‘Who Will Write Our History’

Oct 28, 2019

Discovery Acquires Global TV Rights To Warsaw Ghetto Documentary ‘Who Will Write Our History’

The film went on to play in more than 75 countries and festivals including the Palm Springs Film Festival, Rome Film Festival, and the Berlin Film Festival as a Berlinale Special. Who Will Write Our History has won audience awards at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Miami Jewish Film Festival and JFilm Festival, and best documentary at the Twin Cities Film Festival.
A Guide to Film Festivals in Miami in 2019 and 2020

Oct 3, 2019

A Guide to Film Festivals in Miami in 2019 and 2020

The Miami Jewish Film Festival is one of the three largest Jewish film festivals in the world. This year's iteration screened films such as Christian Petzold's Transit (winner of the Critics Prize), Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck's Never Look Away (which was an Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film), and Who Will Write Our History (which won the Audience Award for Best Documentary).
Artist documents March of the Living experience in ‘Asymmetries’ exhibit

Sep 29, 2019

Artist documents March of the Living experience in ‘Asymmetries’ exhibit

Artist-photographer Silvio D. Frydman feels the two-week March of the Living trip to Poland and Israel is a transformative journey. The March of the Living is an annual educational program that brings individuals from all over the world to Poland and Israel in order to study the history of the Holocaust and to examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hate.
Miami Jewish Film Festival Announces $18,000 Prize, a First for Any Jewish Film Festival

Sep 19, 2019

Miami Jewish Film Festival Announces $18,000 Prize, a First for Any Jewish Film Festival

The Miami Jewish Film Festival announced today it will launch a competition sidebar in which select films will be judged and compete for the $18,000 Grand Jury Prize. This cash prize marks the first such award to be offered by any Jewish film festival in the world.
Hebrew Academy teacher and her students are developing ways to sustain the environment

Aug 20, 2019

Hebrew Academy teacher and her students are developing ways to sustain the environment

Jennifer Ohana, an English teacher at Hebrew Academy RASG, won the Eleanor Meyerhoff Katz z”l Teacher Initiative Award from the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education. She will use the grant to implement a project-based learning initiative for eighth-grade students entitled, Renewable Resources to Renew Lives.
Life Coaching Coming To Jewish Ed Circles

Jan 22, 2019

Life Coaching Coming To Jewish Ed Circles

The notion of a life coach seems to exist in the pop culture province of Gwyneth Paltrow and her Goop crowd. But as a technique for Jewish educators? In Miami next December, the answer will be yes.
Women filmmakers to be spotlighted during Miami Jewish Film Festival

Jan 4, 2019

Women filmmakers to be spotlighted during Miami Jewish Film Festival

Films by established and upcoming female filmmakers will be highlighted during a Spotlight on Women Filmmakers program the Miami Jewish Film Festival is launching as part of its 22nd edition from Jan. 10-24.