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A Festival Jewish Experience

As I was preparing for the recent holidays, I came across a printed brochure at the OC Kosher supermarket.  The four-color glossy is promoting the 8th Annual Pacific Jewish Film Festival (October 10 – November 4) as well as the 13th Annual Festival of Jewish Books (November 10 – December 5).

Based on our current state of media overload, you may not have heard about these kind of OC based events, so I wanted to take today’s blog to let you know about a two festivals scheduled next month in Orange County.

The Pacific Jewish Film Festival showcases intriguing films with Jewish themes from around the world.  Jewish films strengthen Jewish identity and the community by expressing the jewish experience and shared memories.

I have attended this festival in the past and there have been some excellent movies to see.

Here is a list of the movies scheduled to be shown.  I also found a few of the trailers on YouTube for you to preview, which are shown below each title.

Nora’s Will

The Gift to Stalin

Saviors of the Night

Jews and Baseball

Inside Hana’s Suitcase


The cost is $9 for Jewish Community Center members, $12 for the public.  There is also a festival film pass which ranges from $48 – $66.  The brochure directs interested parties who want more information to www.jccoc.org

As soon as the film festival finishes, the 13th Annual Festival of Books takes over from November 10th  to December 15th.

Events include:  A Hidden Affair, A Jew Grows Up in Brooklyn, Crossing Mandlebaum Gate, Fance Nancy Beauty Day and more.

For an entire listing of this festival, click here.


September 20, 2010 - Posted by | Community Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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