NIF at the Other Israel Film Festival

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The films presented at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan’s Other Israel Film Festival, founded by visionary NIF International Board Member Carole Zabar, provide a window into the lives of everyday Israelis and Palestinians. See how the New Israel Fund is partnering with the 2018 Other Israel Film Festival:

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Field guide

Now in its third year of publication, the NIF Field Guide to the Other Israel Film Festival gives audiences access to the people and organizations that continue to address the challenges raised by the festival’s films. In this field guide, you will find information about NIF grantees whose work is illuminated by films in this year’s festival.

Protest in Pictures: Standing Together Against the Nation-State Law

Thousands of Israelis took to the streets this summer to rally against the proposed Nation-State Law with signs demanding equality. Many of the New Israel Fund’s grantees rallied their fellow citizens to actualize a different vision for Israel. One that stands for equality that for all citizens, regardless of race, religion, and background.

On Display Nov 1-8, The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

Shabbat dinner at 6:30pm on November 2nd

Join the JCC 20s + 30s, New Israel Fund’s New Generations, OneTable, and other young leadership groups for Shabbat dinner, drinks, and a short film screening, accompanied by an intimate conversation with filmmakers about Israel today.

Screening followed by Q+A with filmmakers including Michael Horwitz (Tzeva Adom).

Jewish and Democratic: The Nation-State Law and American Jews at 4pm on November 4th

Join a conversation with leading experts on the impact of the recent Nation-State Law on Israeli and American Jewry. Can Israel be a state that is both Jewish and democratic? How does this law change this balance? And what is the part of American jewry in this equation? Join an interactive conversation as we try to answer these questions.

Featuring Peter Beinart (CNN Political Commentator), Dr. Thabet Abu Rass (co-Executive Director of The Abraham Fund Initiative), Rana Abu Fraiha (Director, In Her Footsteps) and more. Moderated by Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen of NIF.

Co-presented by the New Israel Fund