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The Jewish Council of North Central Florida is proud to once again partner with the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Florida to offer two weeks of compelling and provocative Jewish films from around the world. The 11th Annual Gainesville Jewish Film festival will kick off on Sunday, March 7 and will run through Saturday, March 20. Please note: All film discussions will be held at 7:30 pm on the date listed in the film description with the exception of our final film discussion which will be held at 8:30 pm.
Tickets are $12 each. Passes are $40 for 4 films, $80 for 8 films, and $120 for all 12 screenings. UF student tickets are FREE with valid ID. Students who wish to reserve tickets should contact the JCNCF office. For all festival inquiries, please call 352.371.3846 or email email@example.com.
On Saturday, April 18 The University of Florida (UF) Choral Union, representing the UF School of Music's Concert Choir and the Gainesville Civic Chorus Master Chorale, presented Protest Requiem. Joined by the UF Symphony Orchestra and numerous guest soloists, Protest Requiem features Verdi's Reguiem, performed in remembrance of the Holocaust, and to honor the members of the chorus and orchestra in the Theresienstadt ghetto. JCNCF is proud to be one of the community partners sponsoring the Protest Requiem.
Eran Singer, Arab affairs correspondent for Israel Public Radio's Reshet Bet Channel, spoke at Temple Shir Shalom (3855 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605) on Thursday, April 23. Singer served in the Israeli Intelligence Corps and later worked at the Israeli Broadcasting Authority, reporting on domestic Arab affairs. Later, he became a news editor for Kol Israel Radio Channel.
This year's Yom HaShoah event was somewhat of a departure from prior gatherings, with a special presentation made possible by a partnership between the Jewish Council and the Goldring-Woldenberg Institue of Southern Jewish Life. The Mitzvah Project, a one-man play, is a remarkable combination of theater, history lesson and conversation in which actor and child of a survivor, Roger Grunwald, explores one of the most shocking aspects of the Jewish experience during the Second World War - Jewish soldiers in Hitler's army.
Sponsorship for this event was provided, in part, by: Dr. Abe Goldman & Dr. Judy Breiner, Dr. Lynne & Dr. Robert Holt, Dr. Herb and Dr. Barbara Oberlander and Dr. Ken Wald & Dr. Robin West
The Gainesville Jewish Film Festival is organized by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Jewish Council of North Central Florida, and made possible by: Bud Shorstein Professorship in American Jewish Culture and Society, Friends of Jewish Studies Tree of Life Fund, Gary R. Gerson Annual Lecture Series, Alexander Grass Chair in Jewish Studies, Harry Rich Endowment for Holocaust Studies, Jewish Council of North Central Florida, Mikki and Morris Futernick Visiting Professorship, and Norman & Irma Braman Chair in Holocaust Studies