Film Festival Selection

The Barshop JCC Jewish Film Festival promotes Jewish values and diversity through the medium of film, striving to entertain, educate, and raise community awareness of Jewish identity, history, and culture.
The Festival was conceived in 2001 by Mel Pomerantz, whose persistent efforts brought it to life. 

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 2019-20 Jewish Film Festival series. For more information, contact Aliyah Kuchinsky at (210) 302-6827.

Due to Covid-19 we will be postponing out June Mini-Fest to September 13th.

Details to be announced soon. We will see you at the movies!




Directed by Caroline Link | Run time: 119 min. | Germany, Switzerland | 2019 | Language: German (English Sub) | Family

In 1933 in Berlin. Anna is only nine years old when her life changes from the ground up.
To escape the Nazis, her father Arthur Kemper, a well-known Jewish journalist, has to flee to Zurich. His family, Anna, her twelve-year-old brother Max and her mother Dorothea, follow him shortly thereafter.
Anna has to leave everything behind, including her beloved pink rabbit, and to face a new life full of challenges and privations abroad.



Directed by Evgeny Ruman | Run time: 88 min. | Israel | 2019 | Language: Russian, Hebrew | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Victor and Raya Frenkel were the golden voices of the Soviet film dubbing for decades.
All the western movies that reached Soviet screens were dubbed by them. In 1990, with the collapse of Soviet Union,
the Frenkels decided to do Aliyah - immigrate to Israel, just like hundreds of thousands of Soviet Jews.
There's no need in Israel for Russian speaking dubbing artists, and Victor's and Raya's attempts to use their talent will cause bizarre and unexpected events during their first months in Israel,
and turn the beginning of the new chapter of their life into an amusing, painful, and absurd experience.






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