Theodore Bikel (May 2, 1924 - July 21, 2015)
We mourn the passing but celebrate the life of the incomparable Theodore Bikel, singer, actor, activist, and mensch. Mr. Bikel was an unstoppable performer and force of nature whose career spanned more than 150 screen roles and countless stage performances.
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Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem
Indiewire article by Leonard Maltin: Theodore Bikel, A Living Legend | Read Now

Upcoming Screenings: Tel Aviv Cinematheque July • Berkshire JFF August

NCJF @ San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
July 23-Aug 9
Carvalho's Journey - WORLD PREMIERE w/ filmmaker
| Tickets
Raise the Roof - BIG NIGHT SCREENING w/ filmmakers | Tickets

New Release: Raise the Roof
A New Documentary Film by Yari & Cari Wolinsky
BEST FILM Audience Award - Philadelphia JFF!
Upcoming Screenings: Berkshire JFF
July San Francisco JFF July/Aug
Recently featured on WCVB TV Boston Chronicle | Watch Now
San Francisco Examiner Feature Article | Read Now

Sir Nicholas Winton (1909 - 2015)
Winton, who rescued 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps, has died at age 106.
Celebrate Nicholas Winton and host a screening of Nicholas Winton: The Power of Good
at your special event.
NCJF Founder Sharon Pucker Rivo remembers Winton on Al Jazeera International
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The National Center for Jewish Film's
18th Annual Film Festival Jewishfilm.2015

It's a Wrap!

16 film premieres over 24 screenings with 2 dozen special guests!

NCJF's Festival Press Coverage!
Boston Globe
- "Festival Has Strong Lineup, Points of View"
Boston Globe - "Forbidden Films Looks at the Dark Side of the Silver Screen"
Boston Globe - "Mark Your Calendars - Critics Pick"
Jewish Journal - "NCJF Film Festival is a Family Affair"
Jewish Advocate - "18th Year Lineup"
Jewish Advocate - "Sophie Tucker, Theodore Bikel & Post-War Jews Among

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Sharon Pucker Rivo honored by
Washington Jewish Film Festival
at Breaking Home Ties event screening | Festival Site

Read feature on Rivo & NCJF in Washington Post | Article

Mamele starring Molly Picon - NCJF Digital Restoration
“Sparkling gem… Picon is so delicious and quirky, you want to give her a knip in bekl (pinch her cheek).” – Forward
“Here are words to live by: Anything with Molly Picon is worth seeing. Mamele (is a) marvelous comic melodrama.” – KQED Public Radio
Critics Pick

Chicago Premiere: Mamele at Spertus
Sunday, May 31, 2:00 pm
Post-Film Discussion with NCJF Co-Director Lisa Rivo

JUF News Article | Read

The Trial of Adolf Eichmann
"A fascinating assemblage of interviews, footage, and analysis. It is highly recommended." –Jewish Daily Forward
"Taking the Banality Out of Evil", Forward |
"...Evil but not Banal", New York Times | Link

Kol Nidre (1939) - NCJF Digital Restoration
A bissel of this, a bissel of that, Kol Nidre has a little bit of everything, combining family melodrama and romance with popular songs, cantorial music and comic bits in an inventive pastiche of themes and styles.

American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco
CRITICS PICK - One of the Top 10 films of the year, San Francisco Chronicle
WINNER - CINE Golden Eagle Award

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Special Collections
Women's Studies, Films by Edgar G. Ulmer, Films by Axel Corti & More!

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