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.
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FILM FESTIVAL COMMITTEE
Wendy Barker, PhD • Jim Barshop • Clarance Dickinson* • Steven G. Kellman, PhD
Sandy Levenshus* • Ann Pomerantz • Barbie Scharf-Zeldes • Jeff Shapiro • Sharon Teich
*2019-20 Film Festival Co-Chair
FILM FESTIVAL SPONSORS
As of January 7th 2020
Elsa Barshop · Jolene & Steve Davis · Randi & Bob Hutchens · Mary Sue & Maurie Kern ·
The Lazarus-Gershenhorn Family Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation
Ann Pomerantz · Laura & Jack** Richmond · Barbara Spigel · Francie & Harris Sterling
Jim Barshop Family · Luann & Larry Cohen · Toni & Richard Goldsmith · Gail & Robert Gurwitz - Julian Gold
Dana & Bruce Hendin · Marylou Daugherty & Dr. Roxanne Henkin · Jeff Kavy · Shirley & Dr. Charles Lerner
Sandy & Saul Levenshus · Monterrey Iron & Metal · Judy & Seymour Palans · Kristy & Alan Petlin · Myra & Abe Ribak
Bonnie Reed & Stu Schlossberg · Phyllis Davis & Leonard Seidner · Lynn & Rabbi Samuel M. Stahl · Alice & Dr. Richard Thorner
Sherie & Dr. Anatole Trakhtenbroit · Sandy & Mel Weingart · Barbie Scharf-Zeldes & Adam Zeldes
Gayle & Stanley Alterman · Linda & Stanley Blend · Susan & Jon Blumenthal · Clarance Dickinson · Claire Golden
Drs. Jayne and David Gordon · Great Adventures, Inc. · Shana & Ben Gurwitz - Financial Life Advisors
Danna & Jim Halff · Mindi Alterman & Glenn Halff · Sally Halff · Ruth & Hal Hoine · Drs. Wendy Barker & Steven G. Kellman · Rochelle & David Lefton
Margo Spitz Marbut · Max and Louie's New York Diner · New Balance San Antonio · Ray Schneider
Alicia Leff & Dr. Stephen Shanfield · Carol & Kenneth Sugarman · Kenneth Train · Leslie & Dr. Jon Tramer
Tina & Brian Weiner · Ginny Wind · Ruthie & Dick Wurzburg · Maxine & Dick Zucker
** Of Blessed Memory
Directed by Ruthy Pribar | Run time: 85 min. | Israel | 2020
Language: Hebrew/Russian (English Sub) | Drama
Asia's motherhood has always been an ongoing struggle rather than an obvious instinct. Becoming a mother at a very early age has shaped Asia's relationship with her teenage daughter Vika. Despite living together, Asia and Vika barely interact with one another. Asia concentrates on her job as a nurse while Vika hangs out at the skate-park with her friends. Their routine is shaken when Vika's health deteriorates rapidly. Asia must step in and become the mother Vika so desperately needs. Vika's illness turns out to be an opportunity to reveal the great love within this small family unit.
Directed by Shay Fellner | Run time: 15 min. | Israel | 2019
Language: Hebrew (English Sub) | Short Drama
Boris (80), an immigrant and the caregiver of his wife, feels his stable world is shaking when his grandchild sets an ultimatum and sends him on a date with another woman.
This film is part of a package and the link will be sent when you purchase the screening link for Asia.
My Polish Honeymoon
Directed by Elise Otzenberger | Run time: 88 min. | France | 2019 | Language: French (English Sub) | Comedy, Drama
Anna and Adam, a young Parisian couple with Jewish origins, are about to travel to Poland for the first time. They are just married and technically speaking this will be their honeymoon. They will attend a ceremony in memory of the Jewish community in the village of Adam's grandfather, which was destroyed 75 years ago. Adam is not really enthusiastic, but sees it as an occasion to spend some quality time with his wife, away from their baby boy. Anna, on the other hand, is both extremely anxious and overly excited about the trip to her grandmother's country. She is hoping to reconnect with her roots and finally discover more about her own family's history, which was always a mystery...