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Celebrating 13 Years of the Best Jewish and Israeli Films

The Houston Jewish Film Festival proudly continues its tradition of presenting an entertaining, thought-provoking and high-quality line-up comprised of the best Jewish and Israeli films from across the world.

This year’s festival will provide you with your pick of documentaries, dramas, comedies, and musicals.

Thank you for an incredible 2017 Festival!

2017 Audience Choice Award

The 2017 Festival has just concluded a very successful run, with a great selection of films and excellent attendance. The Audience Choice Award goes to the fascinating documentary On the Map, closely followed by the moving drama, Fanny’s Journey. Thank you to the film committee, headed by John Dreyfus and to all our Patrons, sponsors, Community Partners, volunteers, staff and film-loving audience! 

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2017 Houston Jewish Film Festival Trailer


Ticket Information 

Become a Patron of the ArtsIndividual Tickets
Prices vary. See film details for prices. 
Member price includes Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Member/Patron of the Arts/MFAH Film Buff/HMH Member. Discounts for Students/Seniors 60+ available at the time of purchase

Purchase Tickets
Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Screenings Tickets (includes MATCH and Emery/Weiner screenings)
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Screenings 
Holocaust Museum Houston Screenings 

Festival Pass
$80 Member | $110 Public
$10 Discount for Students and Seniors
Festival and Patron Passes provide entry for films only at the J, MATCH and The Emery/Weiner School. RSVP required for opening and closing nights, On the Map, and an Evening with Howard Rosenman. Patron of the Arts and Festival Pass seats will be released 15 minutes prior to each film at the J, MATCH and The Emery/Weiner School. Make sure to arrive early to guarantee your seat.

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Event Highlights 

Check the full schedule for the complete line-up, descriptions, prices, trailers and more.  

Fever at DawnSneak Preview Night
Monday, Feb 27 | 7:30 PM

Fever At Dawn (Hajnali Láz)
The story of film director Peter Gardos' Holocaust survivor parents and their turbulent past of which they never spoke. After his father's death, his mother gave him the packets of letters the two had exchanged which form the basis of this moving film.

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HarmoniaOpening Night
Sunday, March 5 | 7:30 PM

A contemporary adaptation of the biblical tale of Abraham (Alon Aboutboul), Sarah, and Hagar, set in the world of the Jerusalem Philharmonic Orchestra. Through this ancient story, Harmonia presents a poignant metaphor to the struggle between the rival sibling religions that inhabit Jerusalem.

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On the MapSunday, March 19 | 11:00 AM
On the Map
The story of Israel’s 1977 basketball team – the first team to bring the European Cup to Israel, just after the Yom Kippur War and the Munich Olympics. Told through the eyes of six American basketball players who joined Maccabi, On the Map honors Israeli heroes and mesmerizes fans of the game.

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Howard RosenmanWednesday, March 8 | 7:00 PM
An Evening with Howard Rosenman
Hollywood film producer Howard Rosenman shares stories from his career and how Judaism has impacted his journey. Rosenman produced Father of the Bride, The Family Man, and Brave Miss World (HJFF 2014).

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Fanny's JourneySunday, March 12 | 1:00 PM
Fanny’s Journey 

(Le Voyage de Fanny)
Inspired by the memoir of Fanny Ben-Ami, the film follows a group of children led by twelve-year-old Fanny across Occupied France during WWII.

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Mr. PredictableClosing Night
Sunday, March 19 | 7:30 PM
Mr. Predictable

Adi, a terminal cancer patient, begins a new relationship and finds a new direction for his life.

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Learn more about our other film programs. 

For more information about the Houston Jewish Film Festival, please contact Amy Rahmani at arahmani@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8197.