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2017 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival

Mayerson JCC Jewish and Israeli Film Festival

Secrets. Journeys. Discoveries.

February 4 – 23, 2017

The Mayerson JCC is back with its month-long Jewish and Israeli Film Festival presenting twelve award winning films in five venues across Cincinnati. This much anticipated festival features guest speakers and the best of indie and Israeli films on themes of love, family, loss, memory, and triumph. These provocative stories will take the viewer on a journey that transcends national boundaries and highlights characters, locations, and directors from around the world.

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On The MapClosing Night Event

February 23, 7:30pm | 20th Century Theater
Doors open at 7pm

On The Map | 2016 | Documentary
85 Minutes | Dani Menkin | Hebrew/English

This inspiring documentary tells the story of the 1977 Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team. Faced with repeated challenges, the team gathered the courage and strength to become international champions – putting Israel “on the map.”

Special Feature: Appearance and discussion with the film’s director, Dani Menkin, and Tal Brody, leading member of the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team featured in this film.

In partnership with Cincinnati Hillel and Mayerson JCC Young Professionals.

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A huge thank you to our sponsors, film committee and viewers of the 2017 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival.


Consider supporting the Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival. Your sponsorship ensures that high-quality filmed stories, reflecting the diversity and vitality of Jewish life, will continue to be produced, screened and enjoyed for generations to come. Your brand will be aligned with a strong festival with sold-out films across the city. The Mayerson JCC is a 501(c)3 organization and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.

To find out how to submit your film to our festival, please contact us.

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