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Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival
Adelson Educational Campus
Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival
Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival


Desert Space Foundation
Adelson Educational Campus


Adelson Educational Campus


Adelson Family Foundation
Jewish Federation of Las Vegas
Israeli American Council

TICKETS: Admission is free to educators and students. Film Festival tickets are $10.00 a piece and are good for any one film in the festival schedule on a first come, first serve basis. Seating is limited and will depend on availability. Seating is not guaranteed. In the unlikely possibility that an individual screening becomes sold out, ticket holders unable to be seated will receive a $10.00 refund and be able to use their ticket for any other film in the remainder of the festival. Tickets are available through the Presenting Sponsors and online.



Saturday January 10, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Brenden Theatres, Palms Hotel and Casino
USA 2013 | English | 45 minutes
Daniel Ferguson, Director and James Hyder, Editor/Publisher of LF Examiner will moderate

Seeking to build trust and respect between cultures, JERUSALEM takes audiences on an inspiring tour of one of the world's oldest and most enigmatic cities. Following three young Jewish, Christian, and Muslim families, we learn what it means to call Jerusalem home by experiencing celebrations and events that mark the high points of a year in the life of the city.  Archaeologists lead us on an exploration of the most extraordinary historical sites in the region in order to better understand this crossroads of civilization.

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

Sunday January 11, 2015 | 1:00 PM
Adelson Educational Campus
USA 2014 | English | 96 minutes
Susan and Lloyd Ecker, Producers and Michael Green, Associate Professor of History at UNLV will moderate

The rags to riches story of Sophie Tucker, an iconic superstar who ruled the worlds of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood through much of the 20th century. Before Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, and Bette Midler, Sophie Tucker was the first Jewish woman performer to infatuate audiences with a bold, bawdy, and brassy style unlike any other.  Using all of her 400-plus recently rediscovered personal scrapbooks, the film retraces a sixty-year career in show business.

The Farewell Party  

Sunday January 11, 2015 | 3:30 PM
Adelson Educational Campus
Israel 2014 | Hebrew | 93 minutes
Lisa J. Rosenberg, MD Internal Medicine - Geriatrics, Touro University Health Center will moderate.

THE FAREWELL PARTY is a unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life and death dilemma.

Night Will Fall

Thursday January 15, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Cinemark Theatres, South Point Hotel and Casino
United Kingdom 2014 | English | 75 minutes
Rabbi Akselrad, Rabbi Tecktiel, Ben Lesser, Survivor and Esther Finder and Gene Greenberg, 2nd Generation Survivors will moderate

This new film about a forgotten, long-shelved documentary chronicling the Allies' discovery and liberation of the Nazi concentration camps is a restored contemporaneous account of that seminal moment in history. Edited by Alfred Hitchcock, the film is inevitably harrowing, and at times challenging to watch. By revealing a hitherto unknown aspect of the Holocaust, it serves as a powerful and significant addition to Holocaust testimony and education. Not recommended for the sensitive or young.

The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Saturday January 17, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Adelson Educational Campus
Israel 2014 | English, Hebrew, Yiddish | 72 minutes
Shaul Betser and Asaf Galay, Co-Directors will moderate

In the mid 1960's, Bashevis Singer chose more than forty women to work as his translators. He was inspired by their presence, often falling in love with them. Nine of these women who were intimately familiar with the man are profiled in the film, allowing us an intimate glimpse into his complex personality and personal life.

The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (tribute to Victor Chaltiel)

Sunday January 18, 2015 | 1:00 PM
Adelson Educational Campus
France 1973 | French | 100 minutes
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLwHaK86DsM
Paul Schiffman, Head of School, AEC and Joshua Abbey, Director, LVJFF will moderate

THE MAD ADVENTURES OF RABBI JACOB is very funny and powerfully poignant. Victor Pivert is a very tolerant man, provided you are white, Catholic, and French. To everyone else, he is a shameless racist, who believes foreigners should go back where they came from. On his way to his daughter's wedding, Victor uncovers a group of scheming Arab revolutionaries. After Victor is discovered, he hides himself by dressing up as a rabbi, leading to one madcap scene after another.

Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem

Sunday January 18, 2015 | 3:30 PM
Adelson Educational Campus
USA 2014 | English | 75 minutes
Film provided by The National Center for Jewish Film, www.jewishfilm.org
Lisa Rivo, Co-Director National Center for Jewish Film will moderate

The stories of two beloved Jewish icons, Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel, are woven together in this enchanting documentary film. The prose of Aleichem (1859-1916) is the true soul of the Jewish shtetl life. The film is based on Bikel's one-man show that he has performed all over the world. Bikel also immortalized Aleichem's Tevye which he performed over 2000 times on stage.

Rescue in the Philippines

Sunday January 18, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Adelson Educational Campus
USA 2013 | English | 60 minutes
Peggy J. Ellis and Barbara Weston Sasser, Producers, Russ Hodge and Cynthia Scott, Executive Producers and Olga Zervoulakos Owens, Author, Olga's War will moderate

The previously untold story of how the five Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen making two-for-a-nickel cigars in pre-WWII Manila, together with Manuel Quezon, the charismatic first president of the Philippines, Paul McNutt, US High Commissioner and former governor of Indiana, and an ambitious Army Colonel named Dwight Eisenhower --  helped 1,200 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines.

Run Boy Run

Saturday January 24, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Adelson Educational Campus
Germany, France 2014 | Polish, German, Russian, Yiddish | 107 minutes
Stan Rubens, Survivor will moderate

A superlative saga of courage and compassion based on a bestselling Holocaust novel by Israeli author Uri Orlev, RUN BOY RUN tells the extraordinary true story of an eight-year-old Polish boy who seeks the kindness of others in his solitary struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation and keep his Jewish faith and himself alive.

J Street Challenge

Sunday January 25, 2015 | 1:00 PM
Adelson Educational Campus
USA, 2014 | English | 64 minutes
Avi Goldwasser, Executive Producer, Director and Charles Jacobs, Special Consultant to the film will moderate

The film investigates the background of J Street, its founders, funding, and its alliances with organizations and individuals who are known to be hostile to the Jewish state.  Featuring interviews with Professors Alan Dershowitz and Ruth Weiss from Harvard, Caroline Glick from the Jerusalem Post and others, the film is intended to enlarge the discussion and educate the Jewish community about the challenges it faces both from within and from without.

Beneath The Helmet

Sunday January 25, 2015 | 3:30 PM
Adelson Educational Campus
USA 2014 | Hebrew | 90 minutes
Lieutenant Aviv Regev, a soldier featured in the film will moderate.

BENEATH THE HELMET: FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO THE HOME FRONT is a coming of age story that highlights five young Israeli high school graduates who are drafted into the army to defend their country. At the age of 18, away from their homes, family, and friends, these young individuals undergo a demanding journey, revealing the core of who they are and who they want to be.

Host Venue Sponsor:

Adelson Educational Campus
9700 Hillpointe Road
Las Vegas, NV 89138
(702) 255-4500

Satellite Venues:

Brenden Theatres, Palms Hotel
4321 W Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 507-1525

Century Theatres, South Point Hotel
9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South  
Las Vegas, NV 89134
(702) 796-7111


Rita Deanin Abbey and Robert Belliveau
Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson  
Blanche and Phillip Meisel


Adriana Gonorazky and Carlos Banchik
Sabes Family Foundation
Betsi and Dr. David Steinberg
Heidi and David Straus
Janet and Kent Wellish


Arlene and Jerry Blut
David Chesnoff
David Dahan
Helen and Robert Feldman
Ruth Goldfarb
Andy Katz
Henry Kronberg
Jean and Ben Lesser
Sandy and Stan Mallin
Cari Marshall
Judy and Ronald Mack
Emily and Michael Novick
Sonja and Michael Saltman
Sandy and Paul Schiffman
Marcy and Jack Simon
Faye and Dr. Leon Steinberg
Lara and David Stone
Doug Unger
Carol and Jeff Zucker


Imagine Communications
Innova Technologies
Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging Centers
Wellish Vision Institute


David Magazine


Adelson Educational Campus

Anti-Defamation League of Southern Nevada

Bet Knesset Bamidbar

Brandeis National Committee

Congregation Ner Tamid

Congregation P'nai Tikvah

Israeli American Council

Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada

Jewish Federation of Las Vegas


Midbar Kodesh Temple

Temple Beth Sholom

Temple Sinai


Leslie Smith Rosen, Upper School Head, Adelson Educational Campus
James Hyder, Editor/Publisher of LF Examiner
Sandy and Paul Schiffman, Head of School, Adelson Educational Campus
Joshua Abbey, Director, Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival


Jeffery Fey, Graphic Design
Sean Hill, Technical Director
Eric Beymer, Website Design
James Hyder, Program Coordination
Joanne and Max Friedland, David Magazine
Ray Fiol, President Holocaust Survivors Group
Aaron Abbey, Content Editor


Adelson Educational Campus (View)
9700 Hillpointe Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89138
United States


Film > Festivals

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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