9th Annual




November 17- 20, 2022

Screening in-person & virtually in Atlantic Canada



2022 Atlantic Jewish Film Festival - November 17 -20, 2022: Screening in Atlantic Canada


This year from November 17-20, our 9th annual AJFF presents a hybrid festival.

After last year’s successful hybrid AJFF, which attracted an audience from across Atlantic Canada, we will once again offer virtual cinema in combination with in-person gatherings to share our values and culture with each other and the broader community through the enrichment that films provide.


This year we invite you to play a leading role as a sponsor of the 2022 Atlantic Jewish Film Festival.

As always, the 2022 festival offers different levels of sponsorship, and all sponsors receive a tax receipt.



$360 Cast Member:  includes virtual cinema festival pass + a gift virtual cinema festival pass; two opening night festival tickets, two tickets to the Saturday night festival screening and reception, and on-screen recognition.

$180 Film Fan: includes a virtual cinema festival pass, two opening night festival tickets, two tickets to the Saturday night festival screening and reception, and on-screen recognition.

$90 Supporter: includes festival (November 17 – 20) virtual cinema pass, and on-screen recognition.


This year from November 17-20, the AJFF presents:

  • AJFF virtual screenings in Atlantic Canada
  • AJFF opening film at Cineplex Cinemas at Park Lane, Halifax
  • AJFF Saturday night film and reception at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Your support ensures the continuity of the AJFF. We can only do this with your support.




Karen & Howard Conter

Dawn Frail & Tim Margolian

Linda Law & Lloyd Newman

Vicki & Paul Lipkus

Valerie MacDonald & Jim Spatz

Einat & Ron Omessi

Elizabeth & Darrel Pink

Lynda Suissa

Goldie & Morris Trager


2021 "FILM FANS"

Carol & Simmy Airst

Rosalind & Philip Belitsky

Ethel Cooper-Rosen & Mark Rosen

Judith & Victor Goldberg

Roselle Green & Family

Katrina Hurley & Arik Drucker

Sharon & Stanley Jacobson

 Shirlee & Ralph Medjuck

Lezlie Oler & David Zitner

Debbie Pestell

Rita & Joel Pink

Rosanne Reeve-Newson

Darcie Richler & Leigh Lampert, LawGiC

Debbie Stover & Jeffrey Schelew

Ann & Howard Thaw

Louise & Andrew Wolfson



Jane & David Alexander


Nancy & Seth Bloom

Wendy Katz & Alan Young

Saralee Lewis

Dan O'Connor

Laura & Andrew Offman

Janice Zatzman Orlansky

Jack Waller

Yolana Wassersug & Sam Worthington

Myrna & Harold Yazer


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), elevine @ theajc.ca

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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