November 18 - 21, 2021
Screening in-person & virtually in Atlantic Canada
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AJFF PRESENTS A SPECIAL SPRING SCREENING:
THE ISRAELI MINI SERIES: The New Black (Shababniks)
March 19 - April 5, 2021
Screening virtually across Canada
The New Black (Shababniks) | Israel | 2018 | Hebrew with English subtitles
Series: (12 episodes, 30 minutes each)
****Winner of Israeli Academy for Film and Television Comedy Awards for: Best Series, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor!
“Funny, whimsical, and cutting” – Tablet
This charming, fast-paced comedy-drama follows the surprisingly unorthodox lives of four young Israeli Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) men.
The show features a group of four Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) students who study at a yeshiva in Jerusalem. One of them, Gedalya, is on the straight and narrow, while the other three prefer their Talmud study with a side of hanging out in the park, shopping at the mall and general goofing off. Shababniks is a Hebrew slang word for a Haredi youth who is off the path – but not entirely. There are no tortured heroes or heartbreaking scenes in Shababniks. What you will find in Shababniks is fun, and a lot of it!
Watch the entire box set now for just $18 (+ tax & fees)
Or give as a gift in Canada (select gift option on the purchase page)!
Purchase by April 5 and:
You have 21 days from your date of purchase to watch the series.
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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 6th 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), elevine @ theajc.ca
AJFF Committee: Lynn Rotin, Chair | Philip Belitsky | Rosalind Belitsky | Jon Goldberg | Anna Hazankin | Linda Law | Edna LeVine | Naomi Rosenfeld | Jordan Schelew | Flint Schwartz | Schuyler Smith | Ann Thaw | Howard Thaw | Peggy Walt
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.