[GIVEAWAY] Philadelphia Premiere of In Search of Israeli Cuisine Featuring Michael Solomonov

From the Philly Grub: We’re giving away TWO FREE PASSES to In Search of Israeli Cuisine, a new film about Israeli cuisine featuring Michael Solomonov. Scroll down to learn how you can win! … The reception is SOLD OUT, however we are giving away TWO FREE PASSES to the film premiere. These tickets will also … Read more

7 strange Jewish jokes that prove ‘New Girl’ is the anti-‘Seinfeld’

From Jewish Telegraphic Agency Fans like to call “Seinfeld” one of the most-Jewish sitcoms of all time, even though it makes so few explicitly Jewish references. In that regard, the successful Fox sitcom “New Girl,” which stars Zooey Deschanel and will start its fifth season Jan. 5, is a foil to the “show about nothing”: … Read more

Job: UK Jewish Film: Film Programmer

Line managing: Programming Intern(s), FilmLab Intern(s), Programming Group Salary range: £30-32,000 per annum Hours: Full time Monday to Friday 9.30am-5.30pm. Some flexibility required for evening and weekend work/attendance at festivals/events Key job purpose: The delivery of a diverse, appealing, innovative and high quality international film programme in line with the creative, audience and business objectives … Read more

Jewish Studies video streaming – must-have documentaries from FILM PLATFORM

Received via email: FILM PLATFORM is a new educational film provider, based in Tel Aviv and working with libraries, schools and universities across the world to connect them with an unmatched collection of documentary films. We have just launched an essential collection of Jewish Studies titles, now available via streaming. These titles are award-winners and film … Read more

Podcast: Last of the Red Hot Mamas: The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

The newest episode of The Book of Life podcast, hosted by librarian Heidi Estrin, features an interview with filmmakers and authors Sue & Lloyd Ecker, who have taken their fascination with major 20th century entertainer Sophie Tucker to the big screen and into the pages of a “fictional memoir.” You can hear the podcast online … Read more

Fall TV’s new shows rely on Old Testament motifs

Ruthless Viewing Fall TV’s new shows, including Of Kings and Prophets, American Horror Story: Hotel and the mega-hit Empire, rely on Old Testament motifs During this time, networks puts forth their new shows and, in most cases, they’ll soon be handed a swift and terrible verdict: cancellation. It’s solemn, it’s terrifying, and unless you’re an … Read more