Monthly Screenings

The Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival's first-ever online edition is on it's way. As We are happy and proud to continue with our annual Festival, offering the audience a special cultural experience, featuring some of the best Jewish titles of the past year. The films were handpicked by our team of curators and offer a fascinating selection of features and documentaries from the past year shedding light upon Jewish life in cinema from different and unique perspectives. This year’s selection includes surprising comedies, stars, cinematic discoveries, a glimpse into the lives of Lucian Freud, Modigliani, Einstein and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as well as personal stories, thought-provoking films and encounters with filmmakers and actors.

Tickets: Single film – 20 NIS / Festival Pass for the full program – 120 NIS

For viewing window, ordering, and watching the films, please click on the film's picture.

The films and Festival Pass are available for ordering and viewing via the Cinematheque Online website>>>

American Pickle will be available beginning November 11. All other films will be available to watch beginning November 12.

All the films will be open to watch in Israel until the end of the Festival on November 22, at midnight, except for Resistance, which is open to watch until November 17 at midnight.
Wednesday | 04.11.20 to Thursday | 19.11.26


Wednesday | 28.10.20 to Monday | 28.10.30
International Panorama
Herschel and Sarah escape 1919 Eastern Europe for America in search of a better future. Lo and behold, Herschel wakes up 100 years later to discover his great-grandson, Armed with a pickle recipe and a set of traditional values, Herschel tries to survive the 21st century. An amusing comedy that balances between direct humor and sophisticated satire.
Sunday | 01.11.20 to Monday | 25.11.30
Wednesday | 28.10.20 to Monday | 25.06.29
Friday | 30.10.20 to Tuesday | 24.07.29
A young Jewish woman gets in hot water when she attends a shiva where she meets past and present people from her life. Following rave reviews following its world premiere at SXSW and the Toronto Film Festival, Shiva Baby is not to be missed.
Wednesday | 28.10.20 to Tuesday | 24.07.29
Wednesday | 28.10.20 to Monday | 31.12.29
Documentary Film
This thought-provoking new documentary takes a fresh look at a topic that has sparked controversy for decades - the Church's response to the rising Nazi threat and antisemitism spreading across Europe during the years leading up to World War II.
Wednesday | 21.10.20 to Monday | 31.12.29
Saturday | 31.10.20 to Monday | 25.11.30
The Lesson explores how German children who are coming of age are taught to deal with the nation’s Nazi past. In doing so it reveals the contradictions on the issue within the cultural landscape of modern day Germany.
Saturday | 31.10.20 to Monday | 25.11.30
Wednesday | 28.10.20 to Monday | 31.12.29
From a young age, the secret of his late grandfather about the fate of his art works has haunted Roman. The film follows Roman's incredible journey, full of twists and turns, as he tries to put together all the missing pieces of the puzzle.
Wednesday | 28.10.20 to Monday | 31.12.29
Tuesday | 27.10.20 to Monday | 31.12.29
Great Jewish Minds
Wednesday | 28.10.20 to Monday | 29.07.30
The Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits. Spanning nearly seven decades his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter.
Wednesday | 28.10.20 to Monday | 29.07.30
The life and work of the avant-garde painter who became a classic contemporary artist loved and imitated worldwide. The film takes us through museum halls of the Albertina in Vienna, the splendid exhibition dedicated to the artist at Livorno, as well as the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the great museums and art collections in Paris.
Wednesday | 28.10.20 to Tuesday | 29.10.30
How does a person rise to the U.S. Supreme Court despite closed doors and legal and social barriers? RUTH: Justice Ginsburg in her Own Words tells the improbable story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. A compelling authentic, poignant, and powerful portrait.
Saturday | 31.10.20 to Monday | 25.11.30
Tuesday | 20.10.20 to Monday | 31.12.29
Israeli Cinema
Wednesday | 21.10.20 to Monday | 31.12.29
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, shared by 6 Christian sects whom are trying to maintain the status quo. 2 Muslim families claiming to be the key custodian, and Johnny, is keeping the peace in the church.
Monday | 02.11.20 to Thursday | 28.11.30
Armed with a camera, Yael Abecassis followed her mother—legendary Moroccan singer Raymonde—in an attempt to understand and redefine their relationship. Transposed and transformed, mother and daughter remain entwined, bound by guilt, admiration, pain, and above all—limitless love and music.
Saturday | 14.11.20 to Monday | 25.11.30
Wednesday | 21.10.20 to Wednesday | 23.10.30
A rare record of Jewish life in Poland before WWII, the film is set at the Medem Sanatorium near Warsaw that provided care and an escape for some 10,000 children between 1926-1939. The film follows three children as they gradually overcome their emotional withdrawal and distrust and enter the communal life of the institution. Newly restored.
Wednesday | 28.10.20 to Monday | 28.10.30
Saturday | 31.10.20 to Monday | 25.11.30
Wednesday | 28.10.20 to Tuesday | 21.05.30
Wednesday | 28.10.20 to Monday | 31.12.29