Inaugural Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival Kicks Off This Month


Staff report
Boca Raton’s Cinemark Palace 20 will be the home of Jewish Film in Palm Beach County for one week this month.
The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center’s Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center is presenting the inaugural Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival (BRJFF) from March 19-26 at Cinemark Palace 20, 3200 Airport Road.
The Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival will feature 27 feature films, documentaries and short films from the United States, Israel and many other countries. The broad array of films explores the Jewish experience, culture, history, identity and topics relevant to Jewish life. Many of the films are U.S., regional, or Florida premieres, bringing the best of Jewish film to the South Florida community.
“The Festival’s mission is to provide the newest, most stimulating and thought provoking films that encourage audiences to expand their awareness and understanding of the Jewish world and engage in dialogue to explore the many diverse perspectives portrayed by the films presented,” said Ellen Safran, Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival Director. “We are thrilled to be the hub of Jewish film for one very special week in March.”
Many screenings will also showcase guest artists, actors, filmmakers and scholars who will provide a post-screening perspective and engage in interactive audience discussions.
For many years, local enthusiasts of Jewish-themed films have been traveling south to Miami and north to Palm Beach Gardens to enjoy the newest films, while some even travel to Telluride, Park City, Toronto, New York or Cannes to immerse themselves in the world of Jewish film.
With the creation of the BRJFF, Jewish film will be available locally.
Tickets, festival passes and film titles are available at Individual tickets, $10 each, will be available online at or at the Sandler Center 561-558-2520 beginning March 1. There are also packages available. Limited handicapped seating will be available.