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For over 25 years the William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival (BJFF) has been presenting internationally renowned films of Jewish interest, many of them Baltimore and Maryland premieres. The Festival is curated through a partnership of the Film Festival Director and volunteer film committee. The BJFF also offers film education opportunities. Want to submit your film?

THANK YOU to our 2017 Best Supporting Actors! You are the true stars of the BJFF!

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Bogdan’s Journey

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Bogdan Bialek, a Catholic Pole, launches a crusade to persuade the people of Kielce, Poland, to confront the truth about the darkest moment in their past: Kielce was the site of Europe’s last Jewish pogrom. In the face of long-held animosity in the hearts of his fellow citizens, Bialek, a psychologist, uses education and community organizing to debunk conspiracy theories.

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The Outrageous Sophie Tucker at North Oaks

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 3:00 pm

BJFF hits the town!

The rags to riches story of Sophie Tucker, the iconic superstar who ruled the worlds of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood throughout the 20th century.

Mr. Predictable

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Adi Levi – the perfect father, husband, and son – thinks he may not have long to live so he decides to finally start enjoying himself. The problem is that he doesn’t know how. A chance encounter with Natalya – a stunning, free-spirited dogwalker – soon turns into a crash course on how to live life to its fullest. 

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A Heartbeat Away

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Dr. Akiva Tamir, Israeli pediatric cardiologist, and his team travel to Tanzania to examine hundreds of children, of whom only a handful can receive the treatment which will save their lives. When six year old Julius arrives at the clinic in critical condition, Dr. Tamir must decide whether to operate on the child, who has very little chance of surviving.

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Harmonia

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Sarah is the harpist of the Jerusalem Philharmonic; Abraham is its almighty conductor. When Hagar, a young horn player from East Jerusalem joins the orchestra, she bonds with Sarah and a unique friendship develops between the two women. Hagar, feeling Sarah’s pain from infertility, offers to have a baby for her with Abraham, rocking relationships among the three.

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Rock in the Red Zone

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 3:00 pm

On the edge of Israel’s Negev Desert lies Sderot, a city of factory workers and rock musicians – the children of refugees from North Africa and the Middle East. Despite being pummeled for years by homemade missiles, the people of Sderot persevere in raucous Moroccan celebrations and embrace newcomers. 

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Hanna’s Sleeping Dogs

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Nine-year-old Johanna is growing up in the Austrian provincial town, Wels, as a good Catholic girl in the late 1960’s. When her blind grandmother Ruth tells her the secret about their Jewish past, the “sleeping dogs” of the family history awake.

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The Women's Balcony

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 3:00 pm

When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox Jerusalem synagogue collapses and leaves the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, nobody assumed that the cause was anything more than bad architecture. Then, a charismatic young rabbi warns that the tragedy was a message to the men of the community, who haven’t done enough to ensure the modesty of their women.

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The Gordon and the J Bring Arts Education & Cultural Events to the Community. We offer a wide range of high quality arts education and cultural activities for patrons of all ages, both on the Gordon stage and in the classrooms and studios of the Rosenbloom Owings Mills and Weinberg Park Heights JCCs. 

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