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The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF) is the world's first and largest Jewish film festival, world-renowned for the diversity and breadth of its audiences and films, and annually attracting more than 35,000 filmgoers. This year's festival runs July 23 - August 9 with screenings in Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Palo Alto and San Rafael.
The JCC East Bay will co-present the following SFJFF films: 
Very Semi-Serious August 1, 2015, 6:30pm at the California
The Armor of Light August 4, 2015, 6:30pm at the California
Dough, August 5, 2015, 6:30pm at the California
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict August 7, 2015, 8:15pm at the Lakeside Theater 
East Jerusalem West Jerusalem August 9, 2015, 8:30pm at the Lakeside Theater

Race, Identity, and Being Jewish in America

Day: Thursdays, October 22 and October 29

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Location: Berkeley Branch


In partnership with Lehrhaus Judaica and Be'chol Lashon

In a world connected through social media and technology, knowing how to encounter each other is an increasingly important skill. How can we be better prepared? How can we be "culturally competent?" Be'chol Lashon presents a multicultural view of the Jewish people and works towards unpacking the politics of race in America, providing the skills, tools, and expertise to navigate different cultural spaces in a Jewish context. We explore Jewish identity, highlighting inclusion, diversity and connection as hallmarks of Judaism.

Thursday, October 22 | Screening of the documentary Little White Lie
Thursday, October 29 | Discussion led by Be’chol Lashon on issues raised in the film

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New To DVD Film Screenings

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 7:00pm

Berkeley Branch

Did you miss a movie while it was playing in the theater or would you love a chance to view it again with a friendly group? Post-film discussion facilitated by George Porter. Co-sponsored by Berkeley Adult School.

Donations welcome

For more information, please contact the JCC Front Desk at 510-848-0237.   

8/26 - White God

For more information, please contact the JCC Front Desk at 510-848-0237.