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Omaha Jewish Film Festival Begins October 22

The Jewish Federation of Omaha and the Institute for Holocaust Education (IHE) are working together to produce the festival. An exciting addition this year is the collaboration with The Film Streams Ruth Sokolof Theater, Omaha’s own nonprofit cinema at 1340 Mike Fahey Street where the second film in the series, “The Women’s Balcony,” will be shown.

We extend our thanks to the generous sponsors of this year’s film festival. They are the Henry Monsky Lodge of B’nai B’rith, and the following Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation funds: Klutznick/Creighton Custodial Fund, Frederick J. Simon Memorial Endowment Fund, Samuel & Bess Rothenberg Memorial Endowment Fund, Lois Jeanne Schrager Memorial Fund, Kenneth Ray Tretiak Memorial Fund, Ruth Frisch & Oscar S. Belzer Endowment Fund and the Avy L. & Roberta L. Miller Film Fund. Because of the generosity of the sponsors, tickets for films screened in the JCC theater are only $5 per show. The film at the Ruth Sokolof Theater will follow regular Film Streams pricing.

No movie night is complete without something to munch on. Popcorn, snacks, and beverages will be available each evening. Mark your calendars and attend as many of the nights – all of the nights – that are possible for you.

Sunday, November 19 | 7pm | JCC Theater

“Rock in the Red Zone” is an Israeli documentary released in 2015 in English/Hebrew with English subtitles. The presents a personal view from the ground on the frontlines of an endless war, and a powerful exploration into the lives and art of musicians struggling to create in a conflict zone. On the edge of Israel’s Negev Desert lies Sderot, a city of factory workers and rock musicians – the children of refugees from North Africa and the Middle East. Despite being pummeled for years by homemade missiles, the people of Sderot persevere.

** rescheduled date**

saturday, december 2 | 7pm | JCC Theater

"There are Jews Here,” is a US documentary released in 2016 in English. The film presents untold stories of four once thriving American Jewish communities that are now barely holding on. Many American Jews live in large cities where they are free to define themselves in any way they wish. But almost invisible to most of the country are roughly one million Jews scattered across far-flung communities. For them, Jewish identity is a daily urgent challenge; if they don’t personally uphold their communities and live affirmative Jewish lives, they and their legacies could fade away forever.” Tickets for this film are $5.

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