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October 2017

Atlantic Jewish Film Festival – Short Program

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street
Halifax,NSB3H 3A6Canada
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Bring your lunch to the Short Program! Special guest, Stephen Cooke, will be in attendance at the Short Program. WOMEN IN SINK Hebrew with English subtitles Director/Producer: Iris Zaki Distributor: Go2Films Country: UK, Israel   Year: 2015  Running Time: 36 minutes The Jewish director of this film installed a camera over the hair washing basin in a small salon owned by a Christian Arab woman in Haifa, Israel. As she washes their hair, she talks with the clients, both Jews…

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Atlantic Jewish Film Festival – “The Wedding Plan”

October 20 @ 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street
Halifax,NSB3H 3A6Canada
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Hebrew with English subtitles - Nominee for Best Film at the 2016 Venice Film Festival! Director: Rama Burshtein    Producer: Assaf Amir CAST: Noa Kooler, Amos Tamam, Oz Zehavi, Irit Sheleg, Ronny Merhavi Distributor: Films We Like Country: Israel    Year: 2016    Running Time: 110 minutes At 32, Michal is finally looking forward to the comfort and security of marriage when she is blindsided by her fiancé’s decision to call off the wedding with only a month’s notice. Unwilling…

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Kabbalat Shabbat – Welcoming Shabbat Services

October 20 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Friday, repeating until May 31, 2019

Kabbalat Shabbat - Welcoming Shabbat Services, are held weekly on Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m. The time changes to 5:30 p.m. during the fall and winter.  The 5:30 service time will begin November 10th following the Fall time change.

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Shabbat Morning Service & Junior Congregation at 10:15am

October 21 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
The Shaar, 1981 Oxford St
Halifax,NSB3H 4A4Canada
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Shabbat morning services begin at 9:15 a.m. every Saturday.  This Saturday there will also be Junior Congregation in the chapel at 10:15am.Junior Congregation will be led by Zane Brown, a graduate of our Hebrew School, who is now a student at Dalhousie University. He is also on Head Staff at Camp Kadimah and has a great rapport with many of the children. Following the service, the children will join the rest of the congregation in the main sanctuary. Shabbat liturgy,…

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NaKh and Nosh: Bible Beyond the Torah

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Shaar, 1981 Oxford St
Halifax,NSB3H 4A4Canada
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Although Jews are the people of the book, there are many parts of the Jewish bible, the TaNaKh, we never read in services. The word TaNaKh is an acronym for the Jewish bible's 3 categories of books: the Torah (the five books of Moses), Nevi'im (the Prophets), and Ketuvim (the Scriptures). Over the course of the Jewish year, we read the full Torah, but we never read the full books of NaKh (Nevi'im and Ketuvim). But that has changed at Shaar Shalom! Each session, we…

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Atlantic Jewish Film Festival – “Family Commitments”

October 21 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Bell Auditorium, NSCAD, 5163 Duke Street
Halifax,NSCanada
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German, Arabic with English subtitles Director: Hanno Olderdissen Producers: Knut Jäger, Sebastian Weyland CAST: Omar El-Saeidi, Max von Pufendorf, Maren Kroyman, Ramin Yazdani Distributor: Media Luna New Films UG Country: Germany   Year: 2015   Running Time: 85 minutes At the best of times getting married can be trying but it’s even more difficult when it involves a homophobic Arab father, a pseudo-orthodox Jewish mother, and an unexpected pregnancy. David and Khaled need to set a lot of things straight…

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Atlantic Jewish Film Festival Family Program – “Lubin, from Chelm” followed by Razzmatazz for Kids

October 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street
Halifax,NSB3H 3A6Canada
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LUBIN, FROM CHELM   MUSIC & LIBRETTO / NARRATOR & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: David Yankele (Yang) ILLUSTRATION: Alisa Snyder   VIDEO EDITING: Paul Richardson ENGINEER & PRODUCER: Simon Fox-Gál PERFORMED BY: Auricolae: Violin: Diane Pascal, Cello: David Woods, Additional Voices: Jennifer Blaine, Neill Hartley Country: USA    Year: 2017    Running Time: 11 minutes Lubin, from Chelm is a Jewish slant on a traditional English folk-tale (“Lazy Jack”) about a young man looking for work who is also a little slow…

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Atlantic Jewish Film Festival – “Carvalho’s Journey”

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street
Halifax,NSB3H 3A6Canada
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English, Documentary, with special guest, Adrian Fish Director / Producer / Writer: Steve Rivo    Narrator: Michael Stuhlbarg Distributor: The National Center for Jewish Film Country: USA    Year: 2015     Running Time: 85 minutes A real-life 19th century American western adventure story about Solomon Nunes Carvalho, an observant Sephardic Jew born in 1815 in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1853, traveling with John Fremont’s 5th Westward Expedition, Carvalho became one of the first photographers to document the sweeping vistas…

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Atlantic Jewish Film Festival Closing Film – “Keep Quiet”

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Halifax Central Library, Paul O’Regan Hall, 5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax,NSCanada
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Hungarian and English with English subtitles, Documentary, with special guests, Richard Marceau and Christine Hanson Directors: Sam Blair, Joseph Martin Producers: Alex Holder, Danielle Clark, Nicole Stott CAST: Csanad Szeged Distributor: Kino Lorber Country: UK, Hungary     Year: 2016     Running Time: 92 minutes As vice-president of Hungary’s far-right extremist party, Csanad Szegedi espoused anti-Semitic rhetoric and Holocaust denials, and founded the Hungarian Guard, a now-banned militia inspired by a pro-Nazi group complicit in the murder of thousands…

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Unpacking: Holocaust Survivors Making Montreal Home Post World War II

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Al Whittle Theatre, 450 Main Street
Wolfville,NSB4P 1E2Canada
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Seventy years ago, in 1947, Canada reluctantly opened its doors to displaced persons (DP) living in Europe. Between 1947 and March 1950, Canada granted admission to over 98,000 DPs. Only 11,064, or 11.3%, were Jews - Holocaust survivors. Once in Canada, 55% of survivors went to Montreal, 35% to Toronto; and 10% to the rest of Canada. The research of Dr. Zelda Abramson, sociologist at Acadia University, traced the lived experiences of Holocaust survivors who settled in Montreal, drawing on…

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