Thursday, March 9, 2023

NJJFF 2023 - Spotlight Film: "SHTTL" Preview


Saturday, March 18, 8:30PM

JCC MetroWest's Maurice Levine Theater
760 Northfield Ave., West Orange
All ticket proceeds will be donated to support the Jewish community of Ukraine


A young man returns from Kyiv to his rural shtetl to settle old feuds and reunite with the love of his life, who is betrothed to the rabbi’s successor. This single-take film (like Sam Mendes’ 1917), shot in expressionistic black and white, captures a day in the life of a Jewish village in 1941 on the eve of its eradication. The Yiddish-speaking cast (including Moshe Lobel, from Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, and Saul Rubinek) brings a vanished world back to vibrant life, discussing, debating, and fighting over questions of Jewish tradition and modernity that feel contemporary in their urgency.




Click above to view the SHTTL trailer.



Don’t miss your chance to see our carefully curated Jewish and Israeli films of 2022 at New Jersey’s premier Jewish cultural celebration - both virtually and in-person.


Opening Film: Only in Theaters
Sunday, March 12, 3:00PM


Nelson's Last Stand
Monday, March 13, 11:00AM
Documentary, Virtual Screening Available

Eva's Promise
Wednesday, March 15, 1:00PM
Post-film Q&A with filmmakers

Cinema Sabaya
Wednesday, March 15, 7:00PM
Post-film Q&A with
Orit Fouks Rotem
Narrative, Virtual Screening Available in NJ, AZ, & FL

Spotlight Film: Where Life Begins
Thursday, March 16, 7:00PM

Shorts Program
Friday, March 17, 11:00AM

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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