Austin Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) 2015

2016 Austin Jewish Film Festival

The AJFF is not just an annual event!

Upcoming 2016 Quarterly Events

** January 31, 2016

East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem event featuring David Broza

“If you can sing together and break bread together, maybe, eventually, you can make peace.” …..Vanity Fair

2014 | 90 min. | Documentary, Music
Doors @ 7:00 PM | Film @ 7:30 PM
Stateside at the Paramount : 719 Congress Avenue, 78701

The Austin Jewish Film Festival is thrilled to bring internationally renowned Israeli singer-songwriter David Broza to Austin, along with his new documentary, East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem. With this film, Broza sets out to realize his dream of cooperation and dialog between Israelis and Palestinians through music. During eight days and nights of joint creation in an East Jerusalem studio, a hopeful message of equality and unity arises. A new album is recorded with American, Palestinian, and Israeli musicians in defiance of the Middle East’s dark realities.
Sponsored by The Austin Jewish Film Festival and Tapestry of Jewish Learning.

David Broza This film is presented at the Stateside Theatre in DCP.
Director: Henrique Cymerman, Erez Miller
Cast: Mira Awad, David Broza, Steve Earle
Followed by a Q&A and a few live acoustic songs with David Broza

Ticket pricing is below (plus applicable fees):

·       General Admission: $20.00 (film screening and Q&A and songs with David Broza)

·       Sponsors Reception with David Broza: $72.00 (reception:6:00 PM, film screening, and Q&A and songs with David Broza)

This promises to be a highlight of the AJFF calendar. Tickets are now on sale. Please help spread the word and bring a friend (or two!). Additional event sponsorships with exclusive benefits are also available. Please contact Cynthia Winer or David Finkel for more details.

For more information and to purchase tickets:


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

** Thursday, January 28, 2016

2012 | 90 min. | Documentary, Family, History
Reception @ 7:00 PM | Film @ 7:30 PM | FREE and open to the public
Jewish Community Center, Social Hall : 7300 Hart Lane, 78731

Besa: The Promise

Besa Genre: Documentary, Family, History
Running: 90 min.

Year: 2012Norman Gershman’s photographs will be on display at the Gallery at the J : January 25-February 21, 2016.

Norman Gershman, a photographer for more than 30 years, discovered the unique story of Albanian bravery during WWII while researching a photo essay on righteous gentiles in 2002. The entire country, 70% Muslim, refused to collaborate with the Nazis, even while under their brutal occupation. During that occupation, not a single Jew was betrayed by the citizens of Albania.From this, Gershman created a photo exhibit and the documentary Besa: The Promise. The photo exhibit has displayed at Yad Vashem in Israel and the United Nations’ Headquarters in New York, and it now comes to the JCC Austin, along with the documentary.

Sponsored by The Austin Jewish Film Festival and the Gallery at the J.

The film follows the opening reception of Norman Gershman’s photographs at the Gallery at the J.

FREE and open to the public.

 ** Sunday, January 31, 2016

Tapestry of Jewish Learning

10:00 AM – 5:20 PM | Tickets
Jewish Community Center : 7300 Hart Lane, 78731

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Celebrating Tapestry’s 14th year, the past, present and future unfold at this annual adult Jewish education experience, bringing together a dynamic and accomplished group of presenters offering expertise in a wide-range of intriguing and meaningful topics. Participants will delve into the deeper complexities of Jewish music, art, politics, literature, culinary experiences, Israel, history, Jewish living, Bible, and religious texts.