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Top Ten Jewish Films
1. Orchestra of Exiles
The thrilling story of how in the 1930s violinist Bronislaw Huberman moved nearly a thousand of Europe's greatest musicians to Palestine.
2. Chasing Portraits
Moshe Rynecki was a Jewish artist murdered in the Holocaust. For more than a decade his great-granddaughter has searched for his missing art.
3. Germans & Jews
This acclaimed documentary explores Germany's transformation as a society - from silence about the Holocaust to facing it head on.
4. A Life Apart
An extraordinary, intimate documentary that takes us into the mysterious world of Hasidic Jews, revealing a place few outsiders have seen.
5. The Second Time Around
Linda Thorson and Stuart Margolin are a revelation in this romantic drama that takes place in a home for senior citizens.
Directed by her granddaughter, this is the story of Auschwitz survivor Maryla Michalowski-Dyamant, who spent her life fighting intolerance.
7. The Farewell Party
Winner of 4 Israeli Oscars, this is the compassionate and surprisingly funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home.
8. Forgiving Dr. Mengele
Eva Kor and her sister, victims of Mengele at Auschwitz, have been haunted ever since. But shockingly, Eva finds the power to forgive him.
9. Mountain
An Orthodox woman confronts a nocturnal community of prostitutes and drug dealers in the Jewish cemetery on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives.
10. Lost Islands
A box office success in Israel and featuring an all-star Israeli cast, this crowd-pleaser is about the power of love versus the bonds of family.

New and Notable

Albert Einstein: Still a Revolutionary
Albert Einstein was a world renowned celebrity. He was also an outspoken social and political activist. This new documentary goes beyond the legend to tell the true story of our most famous savant.

Back to the Fatherland
This new documentary explores how young Jewish people are leaving their home country and moving to Germany and Austria - countries where their families were persecuted and killed.

Audience Award Winner

The Second Time Around
Winner of the Audience Award at the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, this delightful feel-good movie about two older people who fall in love is sophisticated and refreshing.

A Look at the Past

Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe
The film tells the story of the Austrian writer and his life in exile from 1936 to 1942. One of the most famous writers of his time, Zwieg, a Jewish intellectual, struggled to find the right stance towards Nazi Germany.

Tales of Israel

In the Land of Pomegranates
From Academy Award-nominated director Hava Kohav Beller comes a multi-layered documentary centered on a group of young people born into a violent, on-going war.

On the Lighter Side

When Jews Were Funny
This insightful and hilarious survey of Jewish comedy from the early days of Borsht belt to the present ultimately explores the entire unruly question of what it means to be Jewish.