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Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival

Cinema J

Cinema J is our in-house cinema series, regularly featuring films from diverse genres and origin. We show the best in contemporary and classics, in adult and all-ages, right here at the J.

Upcoming events:

Besa: The Promise

Sunday, May 7, 7pm
Documentary | NR | 2012 | USA | 86 minutes
A weaving of Albania’s heroism through the journeys of two men: Photographer Norman Gershman and Rexhep Hoxha, a Muslim-Albanian fulfilling a promise made to the Jewish family his father rescued. Join us for Q&A with Christine S. Romero, Producer/Editor of Besa: The Promise.

Tickets: or the J front desk
Early bird prices end April 30:
General Admission: $5/ J members: free (must register online for free ticket)
May 1- May 7:
General Admission: $8/ J members: $5 suggested donation

Bal Ej: the Hidden Jews of Ethiopia

Meet the Filmmaker
Sunday, May 21 4:30pm
Documentary | NR | 2016 | Israel | 96 minutes | Amharic, Hebrew & English with English Subtitles
Following a hundred year old account of the prominent Jewish Polish scholar Jacque Faitlovich, film-maker Irene Orleansky explores the Bal Ej (craftsmen) known as such for their pottery, weaving and iron smithing and skills. Bal Ej are persecuted and practice Judaism in strict secrecy. The synagogues are hidden deep in the mountains and had never before been visited by strangers. Lift the curtain on the history, customs and culture of this remarkable community.

Tickets: or the J front desk
General Admission: $10/ J members/65+/Under 30: $8

Arts & Culture

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Cultural Arts Director
Sarah M. Berry
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Arts Engagement Coordinator
Anton Merbaum
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