July 16 - 19

Friday, July 17

Day Two of JFI's Cinegogue Summer Days! Join us for a number of FREE, interactive virtual offerings available throughout the day, from a live #ZoomChallahBake with filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, to an engaging presentation by the JFI Filmmakers in Residence. Enjoy the free screenings of a powerful multi-generational family documentary and a Next Wave Spotlight film sure to keep you wanting more!

#ZoomChallahBake with Tiffany Shlain

#ZoomChallahBake with Tiffany Shlain

Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tiffany Shlain has been doing a very popular #ZoomChallahBake every Friday since the pandemic began. Each week she brings on special guests to talk about everything from the pandemic to the protests to technology and art, all while making challah with people around the world. She’ll be doing a very special bake for Cinegogue Summer Days, featuring two special guests: Rabbi (/comedian) Sydney Mintz from the Bay Area and Prince Challah from Berlin. Don't worry if you have never made bread or challah before. She'll teach you. It's easy. It's healing. We all look forward to baking bread together! RSVP required for this free event!

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JFI Filmmaker Residency Showcase

JFI Filmmaker Residency Showcase

Since 2012, the JFI Filmmaker Residency has provided creative, marketing, and production support for independent filmmakers. JFI residents are in various stages of completion on their projects whose work promotes the exploration and understanding of Jewish identity and culture. This year’s filmmakers Nora Mariana, Theo Rigby, Eva Ilona Brzeski, Yoav Potash, and Charene Zalis will present clips and trailers of their works in progress and share insight into their creative process in a conversation moderated by programmer Joshua Moore.

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IRMI | 3pm pst

IRMI | 3pm pst

In 1906, Irmi Selver was born into a comfortable Jewish family in Chemnitz, Germany, where she grew up, married and began her own family. Nothing prepared her for the upheavals and tragedy that were in store for her, or for the many times she would have to start her life over on unfamiliar ground. IRMI is a deeply personal film made by a daughter who is inspired by her mother’s story and her spirit.

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Shiva Baby | Next Wave Spotlight | 6pm pst

Shiva Baby | Next Wave Spotlight | 6pm pst

As a sugar baby, Danielle is financially pampered by her sugar daddy Max in exchange for companionship and sexual favors. When she joins her family at a shiva, shortly after leaving his house, her day takes an unexpected turn: apparently against all odds, she runs into Max with his accomplished wife and crying baby.

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