First Friday – Austin Jewish Film Festival

First Friday at Temple Beth Shalom

Friday, November 1 at 7:30 PM
“First Friday” at Temple Beth Shalom, 7300 Hart Lane.

Social Action Short Films Program:

    • Mitzvot
      Finding Our Voice
      You’re Invited

Panel following the films with the filmmakers Steve Bilich, Mark Kapner, Wendy Corn, and Andrew Kaplan.

This AJFF event is part of Temple Beth Shalom’s First Friday program.
For additional information see: First Friday, Temple Beth Shalom

The Shorts Film Program is FREE. However, a reservation is required!

Print your reservation to show to security at the main gate of the Dell Jewish Community Center Campus (where Temple Beth Shalom is located).


Finding Our Voice
“This film follows a song leader on his journey to build connection in a country that’s divided. We explore the zeitgeist of oral tradition community singing, a re-emerging movement that’s deeply rooted in our humanity. Kudos to the director and filmmaker, AJFF committee member Wendy Corn! (6 minutes)
Wendy Corn | USA | 2019 | Short Documentary | English

Venue
Temple Beth Shalom,
7300 Hart Lane
FREE!

Mitzvot
A catholic teen takes a DNA test and discovers he’s Jewish. Frightened and feeling alone because his friends don’t like Jews, he turns to his coach for help. His coach introduces him to a Holocaust survivor, and he realizes that perhaps he needs new friends. (7 minutes)
Steve Billich | USA | 2019 | Short Drama | English


Venue
Temple Beth Shalom,
7300 Hart Lane
FREE!


You’re Invited
After hearing that an elderly woman died alone with no one left to mourn, a college-aged woman shows the beauty and contagious power of selfless kindness through a simple caring act. (13 minutes)
Andrew Kaplan | USA | 2019 | Short Drama | English


Venue
Temple Beth Shalom,
7300 Hart Lane
FREE!