(Vancouver Jewish Film Festival) Comrade Dov

Fifth Avenue Cinemas 2110 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Communist. Internal enemy. Privileged Tel Aviv Ashkenazi. It seems Dov Khenin has been called almost everything during his 13-year tenure as Member of Knesset for the Jewish-Arab party ‘Hadash’. For years, director Barak Heymann has been following this leading legislator, creating a film that examines the open wounds of contemporary Israeli society: from the forced […]

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival: Kosher Beach


HaHof HaNifrad It’s only a half hour drive from Bnei-Brak, a closed Orthodox city, to Tel Aviv’s shore, yet for the women going there it’s light years away. The Kosher Beach is a gated and secluded 100 meter-long strip of beach with dedicated days for women and men to bathe separately, only a wooden fence […]

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival: Advocate (BC only)

Film at the Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, sponsored by the New Israel Fund of Canada. Watch online from March 3-March 13 *only available in British Columbia Click here for tickets Israeli human rights lawyer Lea Tsemel is a force of nature. Confident and resilient, she is a magnet for the toughest cases imaginable. Tsemel is […]

An Israel at Peace with Itself: Solutions to Racism and Inequality (Vancouver)

Or Shalom Synagogue 710 E 10th Ave E, Vancouver, BC, Canada

One year ago, citizens of Israel — both Jewish and Palestinian — attacked each other in the streets, exposing deep-running animosities within society. To many of us, this came not as a surprise but as a consequence of years of inequality and racism. In the year since, the underlying issues remain. We’ve seen violent dispersals of Bedouin protests, Jewish extremism, and deadly terrorism. But we’ve also seen important changes – and a government […]

Jewish Democracy or Jewish Theocracy? From the Front Lines of the Battle for Israel’s Soul (Vancouver)

Or Shalom Synagogue 710 E 10th Ave E, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Hosted by Or Shalom Tuesday, February 28th at 6:30 PM 710 E 10th Ave E   Advance registration required. Please register using the form below In-person registration limit: 60 Masks are strongly recommended in the sanctuary In this alarming moment ⁠— as Israel’s new government makes bold moves to undermine democratic protections ⁠— important Israeli […]

(Postponed) (Vancouver) Defining Israel’s Pro-Democracy Movement

Temple Sholom 7190 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Important event update: In light of our shock and grief at this time, NIFC and Temple Sholom have decided to postpone Wednesday night's program. At this time, NIFC is raising support for emergency efforts to meet this devastating moment: caring for the most vulnerable and the well-being of civil society workers themselves, as well as […]

After October 7th: A Political Vision for Israel-Palestine (Vancouver)

Temple Sholom 7190 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Wednesday, April 17th Temple Sholom, 7190 Oak Street, Vancouver Featuring Gil Murciano, Iran expert and CEO of Mitvim and Uri Weltmann, National Field Organizer of Standing Together The horrific terror attacks perpetrated by Hamas on October 7th and the ensuing Israel-Hamas war have brought anguish, pain, and despair to two nations already mired in conflict. […]