October 19 – 22  2017 | Halifax, NS

About The AJFF

Dear Film lovers:

The 2017 Atlantic Jewish Film Festival follows last year’s smash success with another exciting weekend of Jewish-themed films from around the world.

Dramas, documentaries, and comedies have been carefully selected; the Gala Party has been planned for weeks; theatres are booked; volunteers at the ready. We are excited about sharing our film choices with you – please say hello and let us know what you think.

The Atlantic Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is presented by the Atlantic Jewish Council, a registered non-profit society with charitable status, but it is largely volunteer-driven. The festival provides a singular opportunity for the public to experience the Jewish world. We offer film lovers documentaries, comedies and dramas that otherwise would not screen in Nova Scotia. We choose films to engage, entertain and educate a diverse, inclusive audience.

Following the success of last fall’s third annual festival, the AJFF organizing committee is excited to announce another great year of engaging films highlighting Jewish life and culture around the world.

Advance Tickets

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

General tickets: $14
Students & seniors: $12
Gala Party: $18 | At the Door: $20
Gala Party & film: $25
Sunday Family Entertainment: $5
Festival Pass (6 films plus Gala Party): $75

Tickets go on sale...

September 25th

Tickets also available at:

  • Atlantic Superstore Ticket Outlets
  • By Phone: 902-451-1221 | Toll free: 877-451-1221
  • Ticket Atlantic Box Office: Scotiabank Centre (Carmichael & Duke Street entrances)


October 19-22, 2017 • Halifax, Nova Scotia


Last year our Saturday evening film, “In Search of Israeli Cuisine,” was a whirlwind tour of food and restaurants across Israel. The gala party featured Israeli food – of course! This year we invite you to a “wedding reception” gala party after we screen a German film, “Family Commitments,” where two guys, a Jew and a Muslim, marry. Come celebrate with us.

Thank you for your support and belief in the AJFF.

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

Venue Addresses

Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane: 5657 Spring Garden Road, Halifax
Museum of Natural History: 1747 Summer Street, Halifax
Bell Auditorium, NSCAD: 5163 Duke Street, Halifax
Halifax Central Library: 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: 1723 Hollis Street, Halifax

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 Africa and Hong Kong. The Halifax-based AJFF opened its festival doors three 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.

Working with national Jewish agencies, the AJC presents a strong voice for Israel and the Canadian Jewish community. It represents the Atlantic Jewish population to all levels of government and to a large number of Jewish and non-Jewish organizations.

The AJC is also a defence against antisemitism: interfaith dialogue, multicultural and inspirational programming, and topical films are just a few of the tools the AJC uses to educate the public and to mediate discrimination.

The AJC is happy to once again present the Atlantic Jewish Film Festival.



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



Israel Bonds Canada

Charm Diamond Centres | Menemsha Films | Cineplex Entertainment, LP

Andy Fillmore, MP | FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival | Bishop’s Cellar | Bluenose Seafood | Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs | EL AL Airlines | Mahone Bay Trading Co. | Moskowitz Capital | My Mother’s Bloomers | Pavia | Photopolis | SOMA Vein & Laser Centre

Rosalind and Phil Belitsky
Dawn Frail and Tim Margolian
Linda Law and Lloyd Newman
Shirlee and Ralph Medjuck
Jo-Anne Nozick and Michael Argand
Lezlie Oler and David Zitner
Joan and Ron Pink
Lynda Suissa
The Zive Family

About Care Healthcare Inc.
Jamie Baillie, PC Leader
Designer Craft Shop
Labi Kousoulis MLA
Live Art Dance
Jessica Margolian, Royal LePage
BDO Canada, Mark Rosen
Shaar Shalom Synagogue
Studio 14 Gifts & Gallery

"Film Fans"
Carol and Simmy Airst
Jane and David Alexander
Nancy and Seth Bloom
Karen and Howard Conter
Howard Epstein
The Honourable Myra Freeman
and Mr. Lawrence Freeman
Rhonna and Tom Gaum
Judith and Victor Goldberg
Roselle Green and Family
Wendy Katz and Alan Young
Valerie MacDonald and Jim Spatz
Jennifer and Wayne O’Connor
Gloria and Steven Pink
Rita and Joel Pink
Molly Rechnitzer
Jeff Schelew
Ann and Howard Thaw
Myrna and Harold Yazer


Advanced Systems Audio Visual/Atmosphere Entertainment, Carbon Arc Independent Cinema, East Coast Bakery, Roll on Two Chimney Cakes, and Sweet Ideas

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