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Other Israel in the Sukkah

Sunday, October 8 | 7:00-8:30PM | BJ Community House Sukkah

This Sukkot, we bring a taste of the Other Israel Film Festival into our community Sukkah, for a special screening and discussion in the spirit of the High Holy Days. Join the JCC Manhattan Israel Film Center team for a screening of some of the best short films from the festival, followed by a thought-provoking facilitated conversation. Gather as a community, enjoy some fantastic films, and discuss topics important to Israeli society today.

Light refreshments will be served. This event is free but registration is required.

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2008 | 7 min | Narrative
A young man develops a habit of stealing oranges from his neighbor’s garden. At the same time his neighbor, an old man, develops his own habit: every morning he stands at his window, watches the young man stealing his oranges, and never moves an inch. But one day, the old man decides to take action.

2009 | 5 min | Narrative
A Muslim and an ultra-Orthodox woman meet at a bus stop when one of their shopping bags breaks and their tomatoes get mixed up.

2016 | 11 min | Narrative
Aziz and Nur are living in the mixed city of Lod. On Saturday, two Jewish neighbors ask Aziz to move their blocked car. Mayhem quickly ensues and Aziz must teach his sister a lesson.


Founded in 2007, the Other Israel Film Festival uses film to foster social awareness and cultural understanding. The festival presents award-winning films together with engaging conversations on the topic of minority populations in Israel, with a focus on Palestinian Citizens of Israel. Our goal is to provide a dynamic and inclusive forum for exploration of and dialogue about populations on the margins of Israeli society, and encourage cinematic expression and creativity dealing with these themes. Our programming is guided by our mission to showcase quality cinema that brings the human stories and daily lives of Arab citizens and other minorities groups in Israel—often overlooked by mainstream Israeli society and culture—to the big screen.