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The 20th Annual Omaha Jewish Film Festival

"Views of the World Through Israeli Eyes"

November 8, 22, 29 & December 6
All films shown at 7:00 pm
Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater
at the Staenberg Omaha JCC

A Themed Festival
Each of the films for the 2022 Film Festival fit a common theme: "Views of the World Through Israeli Eyes." The films offer beautiful scenery, deeply personal stories, diversity of ethnicities, ages, religious affiliations, and various family constellations. Along the way, audiences will undoubtedly experience a range of emotions, with joy and laughter at one end – tears and sorrow at the other. The festival is a mirror on life – a mirror with an Israeli prism.
Purchase tickets in advance HERE for $10 each, or purchase tickets at the door.

The Films

Nov 08 - A Lullaby for the Valley
Artist Eli Shamir paints the view from his studio balcony - fields stretching to the horizon, ancient oak trees, and a generation of farmers that is disappearing from the vistas of the Jezreel Valley. His large oils are treasured by collectors worldwide.

Nov 22 - The Museum,
Includes insightful video interview with the museum's past  Director
The Museum is a film that observes, examines and ponders Israel's most important cultural institution, the Israel Museum. The film follows the visitors, observes the observers, listens to the speakers and descends to the storerooms, labs and conference rooms.

Nov 29 - In Search of Israeli Cuisine
Americans see Israelis and Palestinians as always in conflict. Those are not the people of Israel for the most part. This film shows the 70+ cultures that make up the Israeli people, each with wonderful and unique food traditions.

Dec 06 - Kiss Me Kosher
Includes video interview/discussion with cast, writer, and director

During a stay in Israel, German biologist Maria Müller falls in love with Israeli bar owner Shira Shalev. When the two want to marry, Shira's Jewish grandmother Berta is anything but enthusiastic. For her, a marriage between an Israeli and a German is an impossibility. Nevertheless, wedding preparations are in full swing. Meanwhile, Berta is secretly seeing her Palestinian lover Ibrahim.

Purchase tickets in advance HERE for $10 each, or purchase tickets at the door.

Financial Supporters
The 20th Annual Omaha Jewish Film Festival is made possible through the generosity of the Lois Jeanne Schrager Memorial Fund; Samuel & Bess Rothenberg Endowment Fund; Ann Woskoff Schulman Memorial Fund; Ruth Frisch & Oscar S. Belzer Endowment Fund; Lindsey Miller-Lerman (Avy L. & Roberta L. Miller Foundation); Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation IMPACT Grant; B’nai B’rith – Henry Monsky Lodge; Film rental price reductions by Menemsha Films.

Please direct any questions to Mark Kirchhoff, or (402) 334-6463