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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Doval’e Glickman as Yehuda and Shlomo Bar-Aba as Dov in the Israeli comedy Greener Pastures. Courtesy of Israeli Films

Rebellious retiree not ready to be put out to pasture in Israeli comedy

CATE MARQUIS, Special to the Jewish LightPublished February 22, 2022

In the delightfully funny Israeli comedy "Greener Pastures," a retiree named Dov (Shlomo Bar-Aba) feels like he has been put out to pasture, and not a greener one. The widower grandpa in his 70s is dismayed that his daughter, who lives out of town, has...

Thousands of films from The Jerusalem Cinematheque’s Israel Film Archive have undergone digitization and are now available for all. Photo by Bar Mayer 

Explore a treasure trove of Israeli films old and new

By Naama Barak, Israel21cPublished October 1, 2020

Jerusalem Cinematheque’s Israel Film Archive features 30,000 titles recorded on 2 million meters of film – now digitized and many available for free.In a fortuitous turn of events, the Israel Film Archive uploaded its extensive library online just...

James Caan (right) and Tom Hollander in the 2019 film ‘Holy Lands.’  

Temple Israel to host Israeli Film Festival

Published March 1, 2020

Congregation Temple Israel is hosting its 13th annual Israeli Film Festival on Sunday, March 15 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Guests will enjoy two Israeli films and Israeli-style refreshments and cuisine during intermission and are welcome to attend one film...

Those Who Remained

Baker’s dozen of Jewish-related films star at St. Louis festival

BY CATE MARQUIS, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHTPublished November 7, 2019

Just as fall brings a dazzling display of foliage to St. Louis, the annual St. Louis International Film Festival delivers its own colorful collection of cinema from around the world. This year’s festival, which takes place Nov. 7-17, features four...

Tawfeek Barhum stars in “A Borrowed Identity,” one of two Israeli films featured at the 10th annual Israeli Film Festival. 

TI hosts 10th Annual Israeli Film Festival

Published May 11, 2017

Congregation Temple Israel will host its 10th annual Israeli Film Festival on Sunday, May 21. From 3:30 to 8 p.m., guests can enjoy two Israeli films and Israeli-style cuisine during intermission, and are welcome to attend one film or stay for both. At...

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