Thursday, October 19, 2023

Meet the Filmmakers, Actors, and Special Guests at the Rutgers Jewish Film Festival










Join Us for Post-Film Discussions with Filmmakers, Actors, and Scholars

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Irenas Vow

Thursday, October 26, 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Regal Cinema, North Brunswick

Jeannie Opdyke Smith, daughter of Irene Gut Opdyke who received a Righteous Among the Nations Medal in 1982 and whose personal story inspired the film.




Sunday, October 29, 12:30 p.m., &

Wednesday, November 1, 12:30 p.m.

Regal Cinema, North Brunswick

Moshe Lobel, Lead Actor. His acting credits include New Yiddish Reps Awake and Sing and Broadway’s Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof.



The Conspiracy

Sunday, October 29, 3:30 p.m.

Regal Cinema, North Brunswick

Maxim Pozdorovkin, Writer and Director. His five documentary films include The Truth about Killer Robots and Our New President.



Rabbi on the Block

Sunday, October 29, 6:30 p.m.

Regal Cinema, North Brunswick

Rabbi Tamar Manasseh is an award-winning anti-violence activist in Chicago who is building bridges between the Jewish and African American communities.

Brad Rothschild, Director. An award-winning director, writer, and producer, his documentary films include Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald, African Exodus, and Tree Man.





Closed Circuit

Tuesday, October 31, 7:30 p.m.

Regal Cinema, North Brunswick

Nancy Spielberg, Producer. Her numerous film projects include Above and Beyond, On the Map, Who Will Write Our History, and Aulcie.



No Name Restaurant

Sunday, November 5, 6:30 p.m.

Rutgers Business SchoolNew Brunswick

Luzer Twersky, Lead Actor. An actor and writer, he is best known for his roles in Felix and Meira and Where Is Joel Baum?



The Good Person

Wednesday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.

Regal Cinema, North Brunswick

Azzan Yadin-Israel, Professor of Jewish Studies and Classics, Rutgers University. A scholar of Rabbinic literature and the Hebrew Bible, he is the author of Temptation Transformed: How the Forbidden Fruit Became an Apple and other books.



The Goldman Case

Available Virtually, November 6–12

Zoom Discussion

Ethan B. Katz, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley. A scholar of both French and modern Jewish history, he is the author of The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France.


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