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Brooklyn Israel Film Festival 2018

In January 2018, the Brooklyn Israel Film Festival at Kane Street Synagogue marks its 14th year presenting the best of new Israeli cinema. The Festival features three nights of thought-provoking films that explore diverse aspects of Israeli society.

On Sunday, January 28, the Festival presents a special family event: an Israeli film for children will be screened upstairs while the regular festival film screens downstairs.

Tickets are available now at
$16 single ticket; $36 festival pass.
$25 Sunday family event ticket (1 adult + 1 child); additional children’s tickets available for $5 each, if purchased with a family ticket.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018 – 7:30pm

The Settlers

Documentary – 107 minutes – Watch Trailer
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The Settlers takes us deep inside the world of Jewish settlers in the West Bank, exploring their daily lives, their world views, and their position within Israel. Interweaving archival footage with current interviews of settlers, Palestinians, academics, and politicians, the film traces the history and growth of the settlements and leaves us with important insights and hard questions about their impact on Israeli society.

Directed by Shimon Dotan

In Hebrew and English with English subtitles.

At a facilitated Lunch and Learn on the Shabbat following the screening (Saturday, January 27) we will have an opportunity to address some of the important questions and responses the film is sure to elicit.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 – 8:00pm

The Testament

Feature Film – 88 minutes – Watch Trailer
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Yoel, an Orthodox Israeli and a historian, is investigating a massacre that may have occurred in Austria during the Holocaust. In the process, he uncovers a long-buried secret that could turn his world upside down and destroy his family. Is he willing to risk everything to learn the truth?

Directed by Amichai Greenberg

In Hebrew with English subtitles.

Sunday, January 28, 5:30pm

A Quiet Heart

Feature Film – 92 minutes – Watch trailer
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A small apartment in Jerusalem is a refuge for a young woman seeking solitude and anonymity. Her love of music brings unexpected friendships with a gifted young ultra-Orthodox boy in her building and with a charismatic Italian monk and organist. But her secular lifestyle makes her a target in her new community.

Directed by Eitan Anner

In Hebrew with English subtitles.



Sunday, January 28, 5:30pm


Feature Film – 80 minutes – Watch trailer
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While you watch A Quiet Heart, your children are invited to enjoy this musical family movie. A girl named Billi moves to an unusual town where people and puppets live in harmony and learn a valuable lesson about working together to fight for things that matter.
Directed by Kobi Machat

Appropriate for ages 5-10.
In Hebrew with English subtitles.

Special $25 family ticket includes 1 adult ticket to A Quiet Heart and 1 child ticket to Guavas, plus a slice of pizza. Additional children’s tickets available for $5 each, if purchased with a family ticket.


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