Coalition Spotlight: Films and Plays for the New Year

January 5, 2023

With a number of theatrical productions, film screenings, and cinematic festivals to kick off the calendar year, the opportunities to enjoy the arts seem endless! Whether enjoying the show from the comfort of your home or in-person at the concert hall, you can surely find something right for your personal preference.

Here is a sampling of how our coalition has made a difference both in the arts and beyond this week:


Greater Miami Jewish Federation: Don’t miss the Miami Jewish Film Festival!

Experience movie magic and discover the best in world cinema at America’s largest Jewish film festival, featuring a hybrid program of theatrical and virtual film premieres, and so much more.

Explore the Program here.


Upcoming Events

American Hellenic Institute (AHI): The 49th anniversary of AHI Hellenic Heritage Achievement & National Public Service Awards has officially been announced and is open for the public to attend!

Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Braver Angels: Are you interested in helping bridge the rifting gap between American political parties? This Saturday January 7 at 2pm ET, the first national Red/Blue workshop in 2023 will be held and you are invited to participate, either as an observer or an active member! Anyone interested in developing a deeper understanding of, and connection with, people whose political beliefs differ from their own is welcome.

Learn more and register here.

Edlavitch DCJCC: Local to the DMV? Have a love for live plays? To begin the 2023 theatrical year, Two Jews Walk Into a War… will open for public showings throughout the month of January at Theater J.

Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Le CRIF: To commemorate the victims of the antisemitic attack against the Hypercacher kosher supermarket that took place on January 9, 2015 in Paris, le Crif is organizing a ceremony of tribute and recollection alongside the families of the victims and those held hostage. 

The tribute ceremony will take place on Monday, January 9, 2023, at 6:30 PM, in front of the Hyper Cacher in Porte de Vincennes, Paris.

The ceremony will be broadcasted live on the Facebook page, on YouTube, as well as on the Le Crif website.


Recommended Reading, Viewing, and Listening

Moment Magazine: In addition to the inspirational story and physical lights, Hanukkah tends to bring with it a slew of antisemitic attacks and violence each year, due to the visibility of the Jewishness of the holiday. Despite many violent attacks against minorities being tied to mental health, Moment dapples with this topic in an article titled: “Crime or Crisis: Disentangling Mental Illness and Antisemitic Violence.”

Read more here.

Le CRIF: At the conclusion of 2022, the 12th Annual CRIF Convention took place, with a number of engaging roundtable discussions and special guest speakers convening to speak about the need to support as well as protect the Jews of France. 

Listen on Spotify (in French) here.

Simon Wiesenthal Center: In recognition and commemoration of the late Pope Benedict XVI’s passing this week, Founder and CEO Rabbi Marvin Hier writes a moving op-ed for Jewish Journal on both the general Jewish perspective as well as his own personal journey of appreciating Pope Benedict’s efforts in building bridges between the Catholic Church and the Jewish people.

Read more here.

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