Grant to expand the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee’s Jewish Film Festival into a year-round program

From The State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs recently awarded The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee a $25,000 Specific Cultural Project grant to help fund its 2017-2018 cultural arts programming. According to Howard Tevlowitz, JFSM’s executive director, the grant will allow the organization to expand its annual Jewish Film Festival into a year-round program … Read more

Fundraiser: Refuge, A Short Film

THE FILM REFUGE tells the story of Rachel, a young Jewish-American woman who moves to Vienna, Austria to work for the IAEA. She befriends Yitzhak, an Ethiopian Jew and former refugee, who lives in her apartment complex. When confronted with their shared cultural history, Rachel must reconcile her past with Austria’s Holocaust history and the … Read more