Wednesday, March 15, 2023

NJJFF 2023 - See Where Life Begins on Thursday, March 16


Where Life Begins
Thursday, March 16, 7:00PM
JCC MetroWest's Maurice Levine Theater
A pre-show reception with appetizers will begin at 6:15 PM

A Haredi rabbi and his family from Aix-les-Bains, France, travel to a farm in Calabria, Italy, every year to carry out a sacred mission: harvesting etrogs (citrons) for the holiday of Sukkot. Elio, the farm’s restless owner, meets Esther, the rabbi’s daughter, who is beginning to feel constrained by the rules and expectations of her religious tradition. Through their tentative friendship, Esther and Elio find peace, companionship, and a sense of direction for their futures. This gentle drama depicts Haredi life accurately and respectfully and makes gorgeous use of its bucolic Italian setting (a refreshing change of scenery from wintry New Jersey).



Click above to view the Where Life Begins trailer.



Don’t miss your chance to see our carefully curated Jewish and Israeli films of 2023 at New Jersey’s premier Jewish cultural celebration - both virtually and in-person.


Shorts Program
Friday, March 17, 11:00AM

Spotlight Film: SHTTL
Saturday, March 18, 8:30PM

NJJFF Legends: Mel Brooks: Disobedient Jew & Young Frankenstein
Sunday, March 19, 12:00PM

A Tree of Life / From Darkness to Light
Sunday, March 19, 4:00PM

The Way to Happiness
Monday, March 20, 11:00AM
Narrative, Virtual Screening Available in NJ

Tuesday, March 21, 7:00PM
Post-film Q&A with
Ofir Raul Graizer

Four Winters: A Story of Jewish Partisan Resistance
and Bravery in WWII

Thursday, March 23, 7:00PM
Post-film Reading of Partisan Poetry

Friday, March 24, 11:00AM
Post-film Q&A with
Moshe Rosenthal

June Zero
Saturday, March 25, 8:30PM

Dead Sea Guardians
Sunday, March 26, 1:00PM
Documentary, Virtual Screening Available in NJ, AZ, & FL

My Neighbor Adolf
Sunday, March 26, 4:00PM
Feature, Virtual Screening Available in NJ & AZ 






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