RJFF19 squareWELCOME

Welcome to the 19th year of the JCC Ames Amzalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival (RJFF) underwritten by the William and Sheila Konar Foundation and Rubens Family Foundation. We extend our deepest thanks to all of you who help make this festival such a success. We would not be here without your support, time, creativity and feedback.

Our committee of 18 volunteers was presented with a large number of film submissions to be sorted, screened, and ultimately chosen for our festival. We looked for diversity, relevance, balance, meaning, and so much more. One of our measures is asking ourselves the following: “Do I want to be in the lobby after these films?” The answer is an emphatic, “yes.” This year’s film collection is thought-provoking, moving, and in many cases, quite serious in nature. Maybe it’s a sign of the times. Whatever the reason, we know these 25 films will make you think, and we want to be in the lobby (and at our new post-film hangout spots, Char and Hattie’s) to hear your thoughts.

Thank you and we will see you in the lobby!

2019 calendar

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Dryden
1pm
Amos Oz
JCC

11am
Promise at Dawn

JCC
11am
The Tobacconist
JCC
11am

Sobibor

JCC
11am
The Mamboniks
Shabbat
Shalom!
 

3:30pm
Chasing Portraits

2:30pm
Rescue Bus 300

1:30pm
Witness Theater

2pm
The Interpreter

1:30pm
Shoelaces

Dryden
6pm
A Fortunate Man

Dryden
6pm
The Accountant of Auschwitz

Dryden
6pm
Redemption

Dryden
6pm
Carl Laemmle

Dryden
6pm
It Must Schwing

  9:40pm
HAVDALAH and HALVAH at the mansion
7pm
93Queen
Opening Night Party
9pm
Fig Tree
8:45pm
The Body Collector
9pm
Leona

8:45pm
Tel Aviv on Fire

 

 

10pm
King Bibi

14
Dryden
12pm
Chewdaism
 
2pm
Outback Rabbis
 
5pm
Simon and Théodore
7:30pm
Prosecuting Evil
Closing Night Reception

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