WELCOME

A new tradition is born. After two decades of being under the “wings” of first the Contra Costa JCC and then the Jewish Federation of the East Bay, our Film Festival is going independent.  We thank both of them for their many years of support and their continued sponsorship.  For 2016, we are enjoying a new collaboration with Lehrhaus Judaica, the largest provider of adult Jewish education in Northern California.  With this partnership, we will be presenting more speakers during the Festival and between Festival runs.   We are privileged to be in a community that values cultural engagement.

This year, many of our dramas explore social issues that focus on questions about religious, ethnic and racial identity (The Kind Words, White Lies, Welcome, A Borrowed Identity); subservience to authority figures (Experimenter, Labyrinth of Lies, Remember) and the importance of religious pluralism and tolerance (Gett, Apples in the Desert, Once in a Lifetime).

As always, our mission is to use the medium of film to foster a vibrant community that engages in dialogue. We thank you for helping us do this…one amazing film at a time.

Margaret Winter, Chair


THE 21ST ANNUAL EAST BAY INTERNATIONAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL COMMITTEES

STEERING COMMITTEE:

Margaret Winter, Chair
Ron Brown
Olga Clark
Debra Levin
Efi Lubliner
Stuart Winter

ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

Tela Burshtain, Jo Alice Canterbury, Joe Gordon, Ilana Hicks, Lili Naveh, Susan Ross, Linda Scotting, Helen Sweet, Claire Vaserman, Sydne Weiner, Heidi Yamaguchi

EMERITUS COMMITTEE:

Howard Bulos, Selma Forkash, Pearl Furman, Joyce Gross z”l, Beth Hoenninger, Ilana Yael Revelli, Barney Sherman, Beryl Silver, Ivor Silver, Kim Weinstein, Bari Winchell, Sandy Wishnev

THE INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES AT THE VINE CINEMA & ALEHOUSE:

Bob Block and Jim Holtz, Co-chairs

 

Riva Gambert, EBIJFF Director
Nilly Keren-Paz, EBIJFF Technical Manager