Through the Opportunity Fund, Federation makes one-time grants available to encourage creativity, innovation, and provide seed funding to address needs and opportunities not otherwise being met.
One such opportunity was for the Jewish Community Center of Greater St. Paul/Sabes Jewish Community Center—to support the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival that was held October/November 2015. One of the goals of this was to support collaborative, meaningful partnerships between the St. Paul JCC and the Sabes JCC in Jewish cultural arts offerings.
This past event marked its 22nd year, and included 13 movies – 7 of which were making their Midwest & Minnesota premieres! Below is a list of the films that were shown, in case you missed them.
Diplomacy – watch the trailer here
The Age of Love – watch the trailer here
To Life (A La Vie) – watch the trailer here
Is That You? – learn more about the film here
Sabena – watch the trailer here
Fauda – watch the trailer here
Are You Joking? – watch the trailer here
Iris – watch the trailer here. This movie is currently streaming on Netflix (as of 12/7/15).
Crossing the Line 2: The New Face of Anti-Semitism on Campus – watch the film in its entirety on YouTube here
Of Many – watch the trailer here
His Wife’s Lover – learn about the film here
Jerusalem – watch the trailer here
At Federation, one of our core priorities is strengthening our connection to Israel and Jewish Peoplehood. By engaging the local community here as well as our neighbors across the river, it’s our hope that supporting events such as the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival help us work towards accomplishing that mission.
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