Guide to the Arts: The American Jewish community is rich in theater, film and arts events. Presented here is a listing of events taking place across the United States.
Kindertransport—Saving the Children
Panels and photos detail the history of the Kindertransport, a unique rescue operation initiated by British Jews, who, in the nine months leading up to World War II, brought nearly 10,000 unaccompanied children from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland to safety in Britain. April 12 through May 2 at the Jewish History Museum in Tucson (520-670-9073;https://jewishhistorymuseum.org).
Arthur Szyk: Illuminator of Freedom
On display are lithographs of George Washington and the American Revolution by Polish-born political cartoonist Arthur Szyk from his series “Washington and His Times.” The images express the artist’s love for the freedoms of the United States as well as the artistry and elaborate details that are his trademarks. Through May 27 at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Foster City (650-212-7522; www.pjcc.org).
Fragments of a Style: A Celebration of Bauhaus in Tel Aviv
Photographer Yigal Gawze’s images of the architecture of the White City.
April 6 to May 30 at the Katz Snyder Gallery of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (415-292-1233;www.jccsf.org).
Jews on Vinyl
Based on their book And You Shall Know Us by the Trail of Our Vinyl, guest curators Roger Bennett and Josh Kun bring together Jewish album covers from the 1940s through the 1980s (remember Neil Diamond baring his chest hair on the cover of Hot August Night, or the Barry Sisters stepping off an El Al plane for Shalom?). The unique exhibition also features a soundtrack of highlights and forgotten moments in Jewish American pop history.
Through June 9 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco (415-655-7800; www.thecjm.org).
The Dorothy Saxe Initiative: New Works/Old Story: 80 Artists at the Passover Table
Eighty leading American artists—Jewish and non-Jewish—rethink the Seder plate, part of an ongoing juried exhibition series exploring Jewish ritual objects from a contemporary perspective. Through June 2 at the San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum (415-655-7800; www.thecjm.org).
The First Hebrew City:
Early Tel Aviv Through the Eyes of the Eliasaf Robinson Collection
Bookseller Eliasaf Robinson collected photographs, images, pamphlets, posters, maps and other ephemera on Tel Aviv for over 40 years. His collection documents the development of Israel’s great metropolis. At Stanford University, April 23 through the summer (650-725-1054; www.stanford.edu).
ZAP! POW! BAM!
The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950
Art and objects explore the genesis of cultural icons such as Superman, Batman, Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman and Captain America. In the midst of the economic and political turmoil of the 1930s and 1940s, young Jewish artists were among those who created these champions of the people. On display are rare vintage artworks and books, 1940s Hollywood movie serials, interactive displays and stations that allow children to dress up as superheroes. Through August 9 at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles (310-440-4500; www.skirball.org).
Lights, Camera, Action:
Comic Book Heroes of Film and Television
This companion exhibition to ZAP! POW! BAM! explores the long connection between comic book heroes and the moving image. It also examines the close relationship and parallel development of the comic book and motion picture industries. Objects on view include the original 1966 Batcycle from the Batman television series, vintage movie posters, original comic books and other movie and television memorabilia.
Through August 9 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles (310-440-4500; www.skirball.org).
Ivy Delon Exhibit
Ivy Delon’s impressionistic work evokes the ethereal beauty of nature in all its glorious transition. Her watercolors and pastels are in the tradition of the classic Impressionists. Presented by the Colorado Jewish Artists Guild of the Mizel through April 30 at the Museum at Kohelet Congregation in Denver (303-394-9993;www.mizelmuseum.org).
Naum Katsenelson Exhibit
Russian-born Katsenelson used watercolors, oils and pastels to paint poignant Israeli street scenes, quiet streets of Nice, France, canals in Venice and rainy roads of ancient Rome, Italy. All his works explore the warmth, richness and beauty of nature. Through May 31 at the Rafael Spiritual Healing Center in Denver (303-394-9993; www.mizelmuseum.org)
Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World
Conceived and assembled by Christy Honigman, with panels created by 54 artists from 27 countries, the 14 freestanding columns endeavor to represent the inherent connection between art, healing and transformation. Through April 30 at Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center (303-394-9993;www.mizelmuseum.org).
Jewish Photographic Memories by Gabriela Landau
On display are 25 black-and-white images of New York’s Lower East Side that Landau photographed in the 1950s and 1960s. Included are photos of a bustling Jewish neighborhood: corner delis, street vendors, busy pedestrians, piles of pretzels and handwritten Yiddish signs. Through May 10 at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach (305-672-5044; www.jewishmuseum.com).
A Force for Change
African American Art and the Julius Rosenwald Fund
On display are more than 60 paintings, sculptures and works on paper by 22 Rosenwald fellows, African-American artists, writers and scholars who were awarded stipends between 1928 and 1948. Documentary and archival materials are also on display. Through August 16 at the Spertus Museum in Chicago (312-322-1700;www.spertus.edu).
Drawing on Tradition:
The Book of Esther
Illustrations from J.T. Waldman’s bold retelling of the story of Esther in graphic novel form bring an added visual layer full of historical detail and midrashic allusions to the epic tale. Through July 26 at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore (410-732-6400;www.jhsm.org).
David Aronson: The Figure at the Moment
The Lithuanian-born artist has 37 images on view, including oil pastel figures of Adam and Eve walking out of the Garden of Eden, a contemplative Mathematician to a floating Wedding Couple and a violin-playing Entertainer. April 4 to May 4 at Pucker Gallery in Boston (617-267-9473; www.puckergallery.com).
In the Beginning Was the Kheyder.…
The kheyder curriculum remained essentially the same from the 16th century until World War II. In these small rooms, every Jewish boy—and sometimes girls—learned how to read the Hebrew Bible by laboriously translating each Hebrew word into Yiddish; it is where modern Yiddish writers and readers acquired their literary language. The spaces, people and practices of kheyder are explored through text, literature and images. Open-ended at the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst (413-256-4900; https://yiddishbookcenter.org).
Jews and American Comics: The New Generations
This traveling exhibition has images of recent comic book art. It considers how artists address social problems—violence, prejudice, the threat of war, environmental devastation and media manipulation—as well as issues of individual and collective identity and Jewish history. Included in this show are Art Spiegelman, Miriam Katin, Eric Drooker, Sharon Rudahl, James Sturm and others.
Through June 14 at the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst (413-256-4900; https://yiddishbookcenter.org).
Of Life and Loss: The Polish Photographs of Roman Vishniac and Jeffrey Gusky
Images from the mid-1930s and the 1990s of Poland’s Jewish communities. April 15 to July 12 at the Detroit Institute of Arts (313-833-7900; www.dia.org).
Arthur Szyk Illuminated—
Arthur Szyk (1894-1951) was a Polish Jewish artist who used the techniques of medieval illumination to advocate for social justice, cultural and religious tolerance and democratic ideals. On display are illustrations from The Szyk Haggadah, The Canterbury Tales and Kinder Journal. Tuesdays through Sundays from April 7 to 26 at Broome Street Gallery in New York (212-941-0130).
Aviv Levin: My Tel Aviv
A display of 26 color photographs of Tel Aviv by Aviv Levin celebrates the city’s centennial. Levin documented various facets of the urban mecca from the impoverished southern neighborhoods to the modern high-rises—the landscape, street scenes, daily life and still lifes that tell the story of the city’s growth and complexity. Through April 29 at the 92nd Street Y’s Milton J. Weill Art Gallery in New York (212-415-5749; www.92Y.org).
Between Collaboration and Resistance: French Literary Life Under Nazi Occupation
This exhibit looks at the effects of World War I, the decline of the Third Republic, and the installation of the Vichy regime followed by thematic sections examining everyday life, collaboration, resistance, the Holocaust and international solidarities. It features unique and unpublished contemporary documents; included is the manuscript of Irène Némirovsky’s Suite Française. Through July 25 at the New York Public Library in New York (www.nypl.org/research/calendar/exhib).
Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges
When German Jewish professors were forced out of their native country in the 1930s, many found positions at black colleges in the Jim Crow South. This exhibit shows how these teachers influenced their students and how they and their students shared the early years of struggle in the Civil Rights movement.
May 1 to January 2010 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York (646-437-4200;www.mjhnyc.org).
One Soul: When Humanity Fails
The first in a series of traveling exhibits from the Afikim Foundation explores America’s liberation of Europe through striking photographs, text, film and audio testimonies from survivors and liberators. Disturbing images, such as the remains of prisoners from Ohrdruf concentration camp, highlight the destruction of German society and the United States Army’s sacrifice.
Through April 24 at Magen David Yeshiva in Brooklyn; April 14 to June 16 at the Queens Library; April 16 to May 1 at Bronx Community College. (On view at www.whenhumanityfails.com; for schedule or bookings, go to www.afikimfoundation.org; 212-791-7450).
Mixed media artist Penny Hes Yassour uses site installations and drawings to turn over the Israeli tradition of landscape painting. Her pieces evoke tangled webs, dense forests and bleak desert terrains. Through April 25 at the Stefan Stux Gallery (212-351-1600;www.stuxgallery.com).
Reclaimed: Paintings from
the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker
This exhibit reveals 40 works from the legacy of Jacques Goudstikker, a preeminent art dealer in Amsterdam who was forced to flee the Netherlands in May 1940. His collection of 1,400 masterpieces fell victim to Nazi looting, but in 2006, Goudstikker’s family successfully reclaimed 200 of his paintings from the Dutch government. Highlights on view include Jan Steen’s 1971 Sacrifice of Iphigenia, two river landscapes by Salomon van Ruysdael and a rare early marine painting by Jacob van Ruisdael. March 15 to August 2 at the Jewish Museum, New York (212-423-3200;www.thejewishmuseum.org).
Seven Generations: Photos and Video by Avishai Mekonen
These filmed works explore the past and future of Ethiopians in Israel, juxtaposing what is being lost with the passing of older generations—and what new twists the younger generation is bringing to Ethiopian Israeli culture. Through April 30 at the Laurie M. Tisch Gallery at the JCC in Manhattan (646-505-5708;www.jccmanhattan.org).
Stars, Strikes, and the Yiddish Stage: The Story of the Hebrew Actors’ Union, 1899–2005
On display are original letters, theater posters, manuscripts and artifacts from the Hebrew Actors’ Union: a telegram from Molly Picon from Poland reporting on concerts she gave for Holocaust survivors after the war; financial ledgers showing the weekly wages of actors; and items on stars such Ludwig Satz, who earned $500 a week at a time when others were earning $40.
Open-ended at the Center for Jewish History (212-246-6080;www.yivo.org)
Ten Commandments/Ten Images: A Visual Journey
Rudi Wolff’s vivid visual language juxtaposes brilliantly colored, Matisse-like cutout shapes in dynamic arrays. Ten digital serigraphs have interconnecting images and ideas.
Through April 29 at the Narthax Gallery, Saint Peter’s Church, Citicorp Center. In mid-May, it will be installed at the UJA-Federation in New York (212-980-1000; www.ujafedny.org).
The Danube Exodus: The Rippling Currents of the River
Three historical stories are interwoven in this interactive exhibition: East European Jews fleeing Nazi persecution in 1939 trying to reach a ship that will carry them to Palestine; German farmers from Bessarabia, following the Soviet re-annexation in 1940, returning to the Third Reich. Both groups were transported along the Danube by Captain Nándor Andrásovits; he and the river are the subjects of the third story. The installation is based on The Danube Exodus, an award-winning film by Hungarian filmmaker and scholar Petér Forgács, with The Labyrinth Project. Through August 2 at the Jewish Museum (212-423-3337; www.thejewishmuseum.org).
The Rose Haggadah
The Rose Haggadah is a unique artists’ book that brings together 50 years of Passover-themed artwork, the results of an annual commission from the Rose family. Collected into three volumes, it includes artists and approaches from New York social realist Jack Levine to New York Review of Books caricaturist David Levine and other prominent American artists of the 20th century.
Through April 26 at the New York Public Library in New York (www.ny pl.org/research/calendar/exhib).
Tobi Kahn, artist-in-residence at the Jewish Theological Seminary, has created a site-specific work based on a library card catalog, as well as ceremonial art and a series of paintings on the transition between day and night. Through June 30 in the library of the JTS in New York (reservations and photo ID required: 212-678-8839; firstname.lastname@example.org).
TZELEM: Likeness and Presence in Jewish Art
The works of 20 artists, from Siona Benajmin to Archie Rand and Mark Podwal, are gathered under one roof to reflect on culture, religion and philosophy and how they relate to the creative process. Included in the event are panel discussions on a variety of topics, including Torah study and art, Jewish women artists and Jewish book art. Through May 17 at the Stanton Street Synagogue (212-533-4122; www.jewishartsalon.com).
Victor Borge: A Centennial Celebration
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Victor Borge’s birth, this exhibition explores the musician, humorist and humanitarian’s life and achievements through film, recordings, photographs and personal memorabilia. Through May 2 at Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America, New York (212-879-9779;www.scandinaviahouse.org).
In Israeli photographer and filmmaker Bartana’s first solo exhibition in New York, five films serve as an introduction to her complex visual style, which comments on Israeli society and politics. Through May 4 at MOMA’s P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City (718-784-2084; https://ps1.org).
Yeshiva University Museum
The following six exhibits will be on view at the Yeshiva University Museum (212-294-8330; www.yumuseum.org).
- Passages: Sculpture by L.T. Syms
Lynn Syms sculpts the people she admires, those she loves and those she identifies with. Her realistic and figurative work tells the story of her life—her love for her family, friends and the world around her filled with interesting things, people and beauty that are always in motion. Through July 16.
- Testimony and Memory: Contemporary Miniature
On display are the diminutive Torah mantles of London-based textile artist Carole Smollan—well known in England for her commissioned wedding canopies—who created the mantles from the remnants of lavishly ornamented huppa commissions. Through July 26.
Final Mourner’s Kaddish:
333 Days in Paintings
by Max Miller
These emotionally charged paintings of synagogues express the artist’s grieving during his year of mourning for his father, when he prayed in many different locations. Through August 16.
- Joseph, the Bull and the Rose
Mexican artist Anette Pier uses the bullfight as a metaphor to portray the biblical story of Joseph and his brothers in vibrant, intensely colored, mixed-media paintings on canvas and palm paper. Through August 30.
- I of the Storm: Michael Hafftka, Recent Work
The son of Holocaust survivors, Hafftka uses Hebrew letters as visual imagery to express his reflections on life, history and, specifically, the Zohar, the Jewish book of mysticism that teaches that the world was created with Hebrew letters. Through August 30.
- From Malabar and Beyond: The Jews of India will showcase the rich culture of Indian Jews through photographs and artifacts of ritual and daily life featuring a selection of textiles and ceremonial objects. Opening March 30.
Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race
Nazi Germany merged racism and pseudoscience in its attempts to rid German society of individuals viewed as threats to the nation’s “health.” This traveling exhibit uses Nazi eugenics as a springboard, bringing together objects, photographs, documents and historic film footage from Germany, the United States and other countries to reflect on humanity’s continuing drive toward perfection—and the moral and biological issues that spring up from such attempts. Also available online on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Web site (202-314-0325;www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/traveling).
Through July 5 at the Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City.
Alfred W. Fleisher Memorial Synagogue
Completed around 1924 and used continuously until the Eastern State Penitentiary closed in 1970, the synagogue has been faithfully restored with dark wooden benches, a beautiful Ark, reader’s table, ornate plaster Star of David and an eternal flame. A set of workshops next to the synagogue has been converted into an exhibit about the synagogue’s history and Jewish life inside the 142-year-old institution. Permanent exhibit at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia (215-236-3300; www.easternstate.org).
Featured Artifact: Seltzer Bottle, ca. 1910-1940
This seltzer bottle is the second in a series of artifacts that will be featured regularly from the museum’s registry of Jewish Americana, a digital catalog of artifacts, documents and photographs from collections around the country. National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia (215-923-3811; www.nmajh.org).
Shaping Space, Making Meaning
Visitors can learn how a museum creates a major exhibition and at the same time have input into developing a show prior to opening. The design team is now in the process of creating the 22,000-square-foot exhibition for the new museum now under construction and scheduled to open in 2010. National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia (215-923-3811; www.nmajh.org).
Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings
This traveling exhibit from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., focuses on how Nazi book burnings—which began in February 1933—became a potent symbol during World War II in America’s battle against Nazism as Americans condemned the book burnings as antithetical to the democratic spirit. Also available online on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Web site (202-314-0325;www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/traveling).
Through May 10 at Loudoun County Public Library in Leesburg.
Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln’s City
This original exhibition, in honor of the Lincoln centennial and held at several venues, tells stories of Jewish life in Civil War Washington and in Alexandria, Virginia. On display are a photograph of the unfinished Capitol dome that served as the backdrop for Abraham Lincoln’s first inauguration on March 6, 1861; an image of Eugenia Levy Phillips, a Jewish Confederate spy; the ketuba of Bettie Dreifus and Henry Baum, who married in Washington because wartime restrictions didn’t permit Baum to travel to his bride’s home in Alexandria. Schedule: Fridays through May at Washington Hebrew Congregation (3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington, D.C.) Sundays, June 9-September, at the Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum (701 Third Street, NW, Washington, D.C.) Fridays, September 11 through December at Beth El Hebrew Congregation (3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA) (202-789-0900;www.jhsgw.org).
The Wrestling Patient
Based on the true story of the Dutch Jewish writer Etty Hillesum, an ensemble of seven actors brings to life young Hillesum’s secret musical evenings, therapeutic wrestling matches, blackmarket strawberries and midnight prayers just as World War II engulfs her native Amsterdam. Written by Kirk Lynn in collaboration with Anne Gottlieb and Katie Pearl and directed by Katie Pearl. Through April 11 in the Roberts Studio Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts (617-933-8600; www.speakeasystage.net).
In Tina Howe’s new comedy starring Jane Alexander, a rebellious painter from a distinguished family in Boston and an ebullient Jewish woman with a huge adoring family form an unlikely bond. Inside the confining walls of Mount Airy Nursing Home, the two plot an escape to Paris aboard the QE2. But can they pull it off amid the chaos of their surroundings? A Primary Stages production. Through May 2 at 59E59 Theaters in New York (www.primarystages.org)
Incident at Vichy
The Actors Company Theatre/TACT is presenting Arthur Miller’s searing look at the Holocaust. A detention room in France during the German occupation is the setting for the exploration of the themes of guilt and complicity with the forces of authority. Ten men have been picked up for “questioning” and they must grapple with the fears, uncertainty and self-denial about the unspeakable fate that awaits them. Through April 11 at the Beckett Theatre (212-279-4200; www.tactnyc.org).
Tova Feldshuh stars in the true story of the courageous and unsung heroine Irena Gut Opdyke. During the German occupation of Poland, the Polish Catholic woman was forced to work as head housekeeper for a prominent Nazi major. Over a two-year period, she secretly risked her life to save the lives of 12 Jewish refugees. The Directors Company production of the play by Dan Gordon is at the Walter Kerr Theatre (212-239-6200;www.walterkerrtheatre.com).
Shpiel! Shpiel! Shpiel
Three comic plays by Murray Schisgal expose three distinct snapshots of Jewish American life in New York.
The Pushcart Peddlers: An off-the-boat-greenhorn gets his first glimpse of the gold-paved streets of the Lower East Side and is taught the ropes by an old hand who arrived two days earlier.
The Man Who Couldn’t Stop Crying: A successful camera-store owner finds something to cry about in everything he sees.
74 Georgia Avenue: An old man visits the once Jewish Brooklyn of his youth and is surprised to see how much of the past has actually endured in the apartment where he lived. Presented by the National Yiddish Theatre–Folksbiene, “Shpiel! Shpiel! Shpiel!” is fully accessible to non-Yiddish speakers through the use of simultaneous English and Russian supertitles. Through April 5 at the JCC in Manhattan (800-595-4849; www.folksbiene.org).
Mike Burstyn stars in this new one-man drama as the notorious businessman and gangster who masterminded some of the most ingenious wealth-management systems of his day, struggling to reconcile his material successes with his desire to gain Israeli citizenship and live out his days in the Promised Land. Open-ended run at St. Luke’s Theatre (212-239-6200; www.stlukestheatre.com).
The Merchant of Venice
The compelling theater of Edward Hall and his award-winning company Propeller adheres to a men-only policy onstage—a fact of Shakespeare’s day. The story of Shylock, a Jewish moneylender caught between his faith’s strictures and the demands of Christianity, has little to laugh at. Yet it reveals the play’s underlying absurdities—the virtue in vice and vice in virtue—while delivering an unsparing rendition of the harrowing bargain at its core. May 6 to 17 at the Harvey Theater at Brooklyn Academy of Music (718-636-4100; www.bam.org).
You Will Experience Silence
Dan Fishback tells the story of Judah Maccabee as a mouthy, gay, Hebrew teen, who encounters a strapping Greek soldier during his journey to Jerusalem and the tales that ensue from their meeting. It investigates similarities between the Chanukah story and the latter-day Iraqi insurgency. Dixon Place on Monday, April 21 (212-219-0736; www.dixonplace.org).
Awake and Sing!
Clifford Odets’s passionate, tumultuous and, ultimately, hopeful play tells the story of Bessie Berger and her boisterous lower-middle-class Jewish family as they struggle with poverty and the hardships of the Great Depression. Directed by Cheryl L. Kaplan. Thursdays through Sundays, May 2 to June 7, at Main Street Theater–Rice Village in Houston (713-524-6706; www.mainstreettheater.com).
The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall
In Sam Forman’ s new comedy, Henry Blume and his writing partner dream of making a musical adaptation of Woody Allen’s classic film Annie Hall. But complications ensue as he must betray his girlfriend, his best friend and himself in a scheme to secure the rights through the daughter of Woody Allen’s former producer. April 15 to May 24 in the Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center (https://washingtondcjcc.org).
In this new series, writer Michael Green has modernized the story of King Saul and the young David. King Silas Benjamin is the hard-bitten ruler of Gilboa, a nation at war with Gath. Idealistic and charming David Shepherd is an auto mechanic-turned-soldier whose rescue of the king’s son, Jack, makes him a hero. There is also a prophet, the Rev. Ephram Samuels. Goliath is not a flesh-and-blood enemy but rather a menacing series of tanks protecting Gath’s border. Sunday evenings on NBC (www.nbc.com/kings).
Steal Me a Pencil
In Michèle Ohayon’s documentary, 93-year-old Dutch Holocaust survivor Jack Polak recounts his interment in the work-transit camp Westerbork and Bergen-Belsen with both the wife he wanted to divorce after the war and the girlfriend he adored.
Airing Tuesday, May 26 on PBS.
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
This drama is based on the true story of the Polish Catholic social worker, played by Anna Paquin, who saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children during World War II. Airing Sunday, April 19, on CBS.
Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, April 23 to 30 (323-938-2531;www.lajfilmfest.org).
Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival, April 23 to 26 (805-964-5577;www.jewishfilmfoundation.org).
Portland Jewish Film Festival, April 16 to 26 (503221-1156;www.nwfilm.org).
The William and Irene Weinberg Baltimore Jewish Film Festival, April 1 to May 14 (410-356-7469; www.baltimorejff.com).
Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival, through April 4 (413-739-4715;www.pvjff.org).
Jewishfilm.2009, The National Center for Jewish Film’s 12th Annual Film Festival, through April 5 (781-736-8600; www.jewishfilm.org).
Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival, April 26 to May 7 (248-432-5692; www.jccdet.org).
Orange County Jewish Israeli Film Festival, April 4 to19 (845-562-7860; https://orangecounty.ujcweb.org).
Picturing the Shoah: Representations of the Holocaust in Cinema. Sponsored by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, April 1 to 28 (212-246-6080; www.yivo.org).
Westchester Jewish Film Festival, through April 2 (914-747-5555;www.burnsfilmcenter.org).
Dayton Jewish International Film Festival, April 22 to May 3 (937-853-0372; www.jewishdayton.org).
Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, through April 19 (www.pjff.org).
Israeli Film Festival of Greater Philadelphia, April 18 (484-904-5421;www.iffphila.com).
Staunton Jewish Film Festival, April 3 to 5 (540-885-9959;www.thoi.org/stauntonjewishfilmfest).
Seattle Jewish Film Festival, April 23 to May 3
Toronto Jewish Film Festival, April 18 to 26 (416-324-8226;www.tjff.com).