9th Annual

Atlantic Jewish Film Festival



November 17- 20, 2022

Hybrid festival: in-person & virtually in Atlantic Canada


2022 Atlantic Jewish Film Festival

November 17-20 2022

After last year’s successful hybrid AJFF, which attracted an audience from across Atlantic Canada, we will once again offer virtual cinema throughout Atlantic Canada and in-person screenings in Halifax.

2022 Festival highlights:

  • AJFF Opening film with special guest Israel Consul General Paul Hirschson.
  • AJFF Saturday night film and gala reception with filmmaker Tamás Wormser.
  • AJFF Sunday screening with France Consul General Johan Schitterer.
  • AJFF Virtual film package: available to everyone in Atlantic Canada.

Sharing our values and culture with each other and the broader community through the enrichment that films provide. 


Shalom Putti: A Long Way to Jerusalem, 2022, Canada

Q&A with filmmaker Tamás Wormser | Gala Reception

Saturday, November 19, 8 p.m. Bronfman Theatre, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax.

DESCRIPTION: Largely unknown to the outside world, the people of Putti, a village at the foot of Mount Elgon, are part of the Abayudaya community, Ugandans who’ve practised Judaism for over a century. Outliers within the Diaspora, they’ve developed their own vibrant religious life, a syncretic expression of Judaism that finds room for African cultural practices and a rich musical tradition. Director Tamás Wormser documents the extraordinary encounter over seven years, when the community comes into contact with a group of Orthodox Israeli rabbis, and everyone is destined to be transformed.

To view the trailer please click on the photo:

How to watch AJFF virtual films

If you don't have your tickets yet or have a coupon code:

  1. Head to our Virtual Film Package
  2. Click the button to pre-order or buy tickets.
  3. If you have a coupon code, click on "Have a discount code?" and enter it.
  4. Follow the steps to either login to your existing Eventive account (if you have one) or create a new account
  5. Complete the order process

Once you have your tickets, here's how to watch AJFF virtual screenings on your devices.

For TVs including:

  • Most Smart TVs
  • Roku
  • Chromecast
  • Apple TV

Install the eventive app, then go here to connect your Eventive account to the app. Your AJFF films will be available to you in the app.

For these devices:

  • Windows PC, Mac, Chromebook, Linux Computer
  • Tablets, smartphones, including iPad and iPhone.

Install the eventive app (tablets/phones) OR go to eventive.com (computers), then sign in to your account. Your AJFF films will be available to you there.

For computers:

  • Windows PC, Mac, Chromebook, Linux Computer

Go to the Eventive My Tickets page here. If it prompts you to sign in, do so now. Your AJFF films will be available to you there.

For detailed instructions on using each of these devices, see Eventive's help site here.

If you've already tried the steps at the link above click here to get live help from Eventive support!




Karen & Howard Conter

Valarie MacDonald & Jim Spatz



Howard Epstein

Dawn Frail & Tim Margolian

 Katrina Hurley & Arik Drucker

Linda Law & Lloyd Newman

Elizabeth & Darrel Pink

Darcie Richler & Leigh Lampert, LawGiC

Lynda Suissa



Carol & Simmy Airst

Rosalind & Philip Belitsky

Ethel Cooper-Rosen & Mark Rosen

 Sharon Fraser & Dan O'Connor

Judith & Victor Goldberg

Roselle Green & Family

Jordana Hart & John Kimble

Sharon & Stanley Jacobson

Shirlee & Ralph Medjuck

Lezlie Oler & David Zitner

Debbie Pestell

Rita & Joel Pink

Victoria & Edwin Rosenberg

Debbie Stover & Jeffrey Schelew

Ann & Howard Thaw

Goldie & Morris Trager



Wendy Katz & Alan Young

Saralee Lewis

Judy Pottier

Jack Waller & Ken Saunders, Parkinson Society NS


About The AJFF

The Atlantic Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is presented by the Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC). The festival provides an opportunity for the public to experience the Jewish world through film in Halifax. 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 8th Atlantic Jewish Film Festival, the AJFF organizing committee is excited to announce another great year of engaging films highlighting Jewish life and culture around the world.

Contact: Edna LeVine, Director of Community Engagement (AJC)

AJFF Committee: Lynn Rotin, Chair | Jon Goldberg | Anna Hazankin | Linda Law | Edna LeVine | Jordan Schelew | Flint Schwartz | Schuyler Smith | Ann Thaw | Howard Thaw | Kristina Wakfer | Peggy Walt

In 1980 a group of people took a chance on starting a Jewish film festival in the Bay Area of San Francisco. The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is the largest and longest-running festival attracting 40,000+ people and presenting 65+ films during their annual three week festival. Currently, there are more than one hundred Jewish film festivals around the world including Africa and Hong Kong.

About the Atlantic Jewish Council

The Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC) has been the cornerstone of Jewish life in the Atlantic Canadian provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, and Newfoundland & Labrador) 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 eight strategic priorities:

  • Building a sense of Jewish community across Atlantic Canada;
  • Strengthening Jewish identity amongst the Jews of Atlantic Canada, especially our youth;
  • Reinforcing the regional identity of the Atlantic Canadian Jewish community;
  • Supporting and connecting Atlantic Canadians to Israel;
  • Educating about the Holocaust and human rights;
  • Helping those in need in our community;
  • 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.


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