Thank you to our 2018 Auction Donors and Event Partners
Event Partners & Auction Donors
Ben Brown & Justine Stock
Epsilon Restaurant, Monterey
Flying Fish Grill
Jeffrey’s Grill & Catering
Ben Kaatz, photographer
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Vicky Nackaerts, graphic designer
Pebble Beach Spa
Petra Restauant, Pacific Grove
The Refuge at Carmel Valley Athletic Club
Gary Simon, photographer
Robert M. Tasner & Co
The Village Corner
The Carmel Jewish Film Festival is now entering its ninth year. Through the power and artistry of cinema, the festival seeks to engage the greater community in meaningful dialogue on important issues of our day. While informed by a uniquely Jewish sensibility, our films communicate themes and messages with universal appeal to a wide audience drawn from the Monterey area and beyond. Our festival's accompanying programs further engage mind and heart through discussion and social interaction. We hope that our festival will help bridge cultural and religious differences and contribute to solidarity and peace.
Below are some of our events and programs from 2018. Look for exciting information about CJFF in January 2019.
The Carmel Jewish Film Festival is pleased to host the filmmaker of "Body & Soul: An American Bridge."
Robert Philipson will speak and answer questions following the film. For more information about
Mr. Philipson, click here.
Women's Studies Scholar from Brandeis University
to lead panel discussion following "The Women's Balcony"
Saturday, March 10, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m.film, Golden Bough Playhouse, Carmel.
Joyce Antler is the Samuel J. Lane Professor Emerita of American Jewish History and Culture, and Professor Emerita of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University. She will share her thoughts about the film along with Rabbi Leah Novick, the world's oldest female Rabbi.
For more information about Joyce Antler and Leah Novick, click here.
Local former Soviet Jews Tell Their Stories
Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 p.m. film, panel, dessert reception, Congregation Beth Israel, Carmel.
What was life like living in the former Soviet Union in the 1960's and 1970's while the Jewish world was protesting to "Let My People Go?" Four former Soviet residents will candidly talk about what was happening from their perspectives.
The CJFF welcomes Natasha Lipkina, Alex Bordetsky, Michael Segal, and Galena Bordetsky. To learn more about our panelists, click here.
Panel Discussion to follow "Muhi: Generally Temporary"
Saturday, March 17, 6:30 reception, 7:30 film, panel, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey
You won't want to miss this amazing award-winning documentary about a young Palestinian boy caught between two cultures and two homes. Panelists at the conclusion of the film will include Dr. Saul Eisenstat, Dr. Joel Jacobson, and Dr. Richard Gerber. To learn more about our panelists, click here.
CJFF Introduces a Night of Short Films. Filmmaker and
Lead Actor to Host a Private Reception and Q & A.
Wednesday, March 21, 6:00 private reception, 7:00 films, Q & A, dessert reception
New this year at the CJFF is a night of Shorts. Four films from various countries will run for 90 minutes. Following the last film, Maydeleh and the Prisoner, film maker Maya Ben Yair and lead actor, Milt Kogan
will participate in a Q & A.
Milt Kogan is best known for his role as desk Sargeant Kogan in the TV show Barney Miller. He has
made appearances in many movies and TV shows. For more info on Milt Kogan and Maya Ben Yair,
A private reception with Maya and Milt will be held for $1000+ donors prior to the film. Maya and Milt will participate in a Q & A following the film.