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November 15 – 18  2018 | Halifax, NS

About The 5th AJFF

Dear film lovers:

Welcome to the 5th anniversary of the Atlantic Jewish Film Festival (AJFF).

This is going to be the best year yet! Produced in a wide range of countries (Israel, France, Hungary, Ukraine, the USA), the films on offer will engage and challenge you...and make you laugh, sometimes all in the same film!

We are even partnering with Autism Nova Scotia and the NS Department of Communities, Culture, and Heritage to show Keep the Change starring two young adults with autism. This screening will be sensory-friendly to accommodate those who need a certain environment to be comfortable. However, everyone is welcome to attend and will undoubtedly enjoy this charming film.

And to celebrate this anniversary year we have a special evening planned for the Saturday night screening of Budapest Noir, a murder mystery that will leave you guessing until its surprising climax.

The party following the film, both at a new venue, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, will celebrate our exciting milestone so expect some mouth-watering delicacies.

Our opening film Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me will delight and entertain you with its portrait of this multi-faceted and thoughtful man.

We on the committee are looking forward to spending this exciting weekend with all of you.

Advance Ticket Prices

Note: pricing is higher at the door. Ticket prices include service charges and taxes.

General Tickets: $14
Students & Seniors: $12
Saturday Evening Film & 5th Anniversary Reception: $18 | At the Door: $25
Family Friendly Sunday, 1:30PM: $10 | Students: $6
Festival Pass (8 films plus 5th Anniversary Reception): $85

New! Friday Kosher Lunch: $9 Pre-orders only
Tuna or Egg salad on Challah Roll
East Coast Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookie
Bottle of Water


November 15-18, 2018 • Halifax, Nova Scotia

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The Atlantic Jewish Council recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia for our screening of Keep the Change. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

Note: Films, venues and times are subject to change. Changes will be posted here at

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Venue Addresses

Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane: 5657 Spring Garden Road

Museum of Natural History: 1747 Summer Street
Free Parking at the Museum of Natural History during AJFF screenings

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21: 1055 Marginal Road


The Atlantic Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is presented by the Atlantic Jewish Council, a not-for-profit society in Nova Scotia.

The mission of the AJFF is to provide an opportunity for the public to experience the Jewish world through film.

Our intentions are to celebrate diversity; to promote cultural awareness; to educate and support curiosity and learning; to spark conversation and questioning; and most importantly to inspire a greater understanding of Jewish life.

We invite you to join us.


In 1980 a group of people took a chance on starting a Jewish film festival in the Bay Area of San Francisco. Thirty-six years later, 35,000 people attend over 120 screenings annually over three weeks. Currently, there are more than one hundred Jewish film festivals around the world including in Africa and Hong Kong.

The Halifax-based AJFF opened its festival doors five years ago.

About the Atlantic Jewish Council

The Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC) has been the cornerstone of Jewish life in the Atlantic provinces since 1975, acting as the organized Jewish community’s representative and program/service provider for non-religious matters. With only a small staff complement and a modest budget, the AJC relies on the support of over 100 volunteers across Atlantic Canada to move the needle on our seven strategic priorities:


  • Building a sense of Jewish community across Atlantic Canada;
  • Strengthening Jewish identity amongst the Jews of Atlantic Canada;
  • Reinforcing the regional identity of the Atlantic Canadian Jewish community;
  • Supporting Israel;
  • Educating about the Holocaust and human rights;
  • Fostering relationships with and representing the Atlantic Jewish population to all levels of government, academic institutions, and Jewish and general organizations at both the national and local level; and
  • Educating the community of Atlantic Canada at large about Judaism.


The AJC is happy to once again present the Atlantic Jewish Film Festival, this year celebrating its fifth anniversary! Please know that our door is always open should you want to learn more about, get involved with, or partner on any of our year-round activities. We hope you enjoy the show!



Chair: Lynn Rotin
Philip Belitsky | Rosalind Belitsky | Anna Hazankin | Jon Goldberg | Linda Law | Edna LeVine | Naomi Rosenfeld | Alex Rudcovski | Peggy Walt



Israel Bonds Canada
NS Department of Communities, Culture, and Heritage

Charm Diamond Centres | Menemsha Films | Cineplex Entertainment, LP

Mahone Bay Trading Co.

Autism NS | Bishop’s Cellar | Bluenose Seafood | Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs | EL AL Airlines | FIN: Atlantic Film Festival | Labi Kousoulis, MLA Halifax Citadel – Sable Island | Moskowitz Capital | My Mother’s Bloomers | Photopolis | SOMA Vein & Laser Centre

Rosalind & Phil Belitsky
Victor & Judith Goldberg
Dawn Frail & Tim Margolian
Linda Law & Lloyd Newman
Lezlie Oler & David Zitner
Joan & Ron Pink
Lynda Suissa


About Care Healthcare Inc.
Andy Fillmore, MP
Barrie Green, CPA, CA
Designer Craft Shop
Gary Burrill, MLA Halifax Chebucto
Jessica Margolian, Royal LePage
PC Caucus
Shaar Shalom Synagogue
Studio 14 Gifts & Gallery

"Film Fans"

Jane & David Alexander
Karen & Howard Conter
Howard Epstein
The Honourable Myra Freeman & Mr. Lawrence Freeman
Roselle Green & Family
Julie Kristoff
Valerie MacDonald & Jim Spatz
Jo-Anne Nozick & Michael Argand
Jennifer & Wayne O’Connor
Rita & Joel Pink
Molly Rechnitzer
Mark Rosen & Ethel Cooper-Rosen
Victoria & Ed Rosenberg
Ann & Howard Thaw
Louise & Andrew Wolfson


Chabad Kosher Delights | East Coast Bakery | Sweet Ideas