Shalom y’all,

Going on RIGHT NOW in Seattle, with one event in Tacoma, is the 15th Annual Jewish Film Festival! Check out the website for it @ http://www.seattlejewishfilmfestival.org/ To see the entire film program, click here. Get your tickets fast, some films are selling out! The Film Fest runs through March 21st.

“AJC Seattle Jewish Film Festival:
“The World Through a Vibrant Lens”

The annual AJC Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) is an 10-day international cinematic exploration and celebration of Jewish life, culture, identity and history. Jewish film festivals are one of the most popular expressions of Jewish culture today, providing unparalleled opportunities for moviegoers to plumb every aspect of the Jewish psyche and experience.

SJFF uses the magical medium of film to both entertain and educate the Jewish and general communities about complex issues facing Jewish people and world communities alike, while challenging conventional perspectives. SJFF also strives to build bridges of mutual understanding between diverse groups by creating forums for engaging in respectful dialogue about timely subjects and concerns. By viewing “The World Through a Vibrant Lens,” SJFF audiences also gain profound insight into the universal human experience.

Founded in 1995, SJFF has grown dramatically in size and reputation into the largest and most highly anticipated Jewish cultural and arts event in the Pacific Northwest. From humble beginnings in Seattle’s 100-seat Grand Illusion Theatre to the 800-seat Cinerama Theatre today,SJFF welcomes some 8,000 attendees from across the Greater Seattle area. The Seattle Weekly praises SJFF as the best ethnic film festival in our region, with a breadth and quality second only to the Seattle International Film Festival. Screenings are supplemented by guest speakers, providing a dynamic forum for dialogue with actors, filmmakers, academics and expert panelists from near and far. In recent years, SJFF offerings have included musical and comedy performances, curated exhibits and thematic educational opportunities and special events.

Moviegoers cast their ballots for Best Feature, Best Documentary and Best Short Film, with winners receiving the SJFF Audience Choice Award on Closing Night.”

In Pesach news, Temple Beth Hatfiloh has graciously invited us to their Community Seder on the 2nd Night of Passover, Tuesday March 30th. For Non-Members of the congregation, tickets are $25/adult, $15/child, with additional children being $10 each. A portion of the proceeds will benefit MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. This is a potluck, so please bring a dish per guidelines below.  If you would like to sit with Hillel at the Seder, please RSVP to Anneke no later than Noon on March 17th (next Wednesday) to ensure a space.  She will be in the Hillel office from 11 AM to 1 PM on Wednesday.

TBH Seder Info and RSVP Form

TBH Seder Info and RSVP Form

TBH Community Seder Guidelines

TBH Community Seder Guidelines