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NJJFF: An Afternoon of Shorts

20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival

For the safety and health of our community, it has become necessary to postpone our 20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival set to begin on Thursday, March 19.  We will reschedule the films when we know we can do so safely.  We expect that the modified festival will include screenings throughout the summer, September and October. All purchased tickets will be exchangeable once the new dates are confirmed.

Please contact Sarah Diamond with any questions: (973) 929-2938 or [email protected]



Director: Sarah Logan Hofstein
2019 • 19 minutes • Austria / English

After moving to Austria, Rachel, a 20-something American Jew, runs headlong into trauma associated with the Holocaust — and her feelings about the refugee crisis. An Ethiopian refugee shows her that healing begins with a single act of compassion.

Directors: Shirly Sasson-Ezer and Dana Keidar
2019 • 18 minutes • Israel / Hebrew

A dark comedy about a 32-year-old careerist who is struggling to become pregnant amid massive social pressure.

Upper Lip
Director: Shiri Cohen
2018 • 9 minutes • Israel/Hebrew

A bittersweet coming-of-age tale of a 12-year-old Israeli girl who goes to the beauty salon for the first time to get her eyebrows waxed in preparation for her bat mitzvah.


Flour & Water: A Baker’s Peace
Director: Christopher King
2019 • 9 minutes • USA / English, French

Three bakers — a Christian, a Jew, and a Muslim — come together in Tel Aviv to bake bread in the form of a “hamsa” — a symbol of peace. Filmed in Israel and southern France.


Black Hat
Director: Sarah Smith
2019 • 14 minutes • USA / English

One night, when his family is out of town, a Hasidic man with a carefully guarded secret misplaces his black hat, causing his two separate lives to collide in a way he never imagined.


Broken Bird
Director: Rachel Gordon
2019 • 10 minutes • USA/English

Birdie, a biracial child, lives with her white mom in New Jersey. As she prepares for her bat mitzvah, she spends a day with her recovering addict black father. When he lets her down, her resilience enables her to proudly enter adulthood.


The Shabbos Goy
Director: Talia Osteen
2019 • 7 minutes • USA / English

On Shabbat, when a young Orthodox woman in Brooklyn is forbidden to turn off a certain stimulating device gone rogue, she sets out on a quest to find someone who can.

Post-screening discussion with filmmakers Christopher King (Flour & Water) and Rachel Gordon (Broken Bird)