Alethea Horne, Administrator
Congregation Beth Israel
831 624.2015


Congregation Beth Israel
5716 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA 93923

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2nd Annual Monterey Peninsula Jewish International Film Festival


The 2nd Annual Monterey Peninsula Jewish International Film Festival begins Thursday, April 19, and runs through Thursday, April 26 at Congregation Beth Israel, 5716 Carmel Valley Road, in Carmel.

The Film Festival features six interesting and exciting films, two receptions, Israel Independence Day Dinner/Celebration and a Shabbat dinner on Friday night before services and the film. 

The six films to be presented are as follows:

April 19: 6:30 PM Opening Night Reception (*$), Yom HaShoah Service, Film @ 7:45 PM: There Was Once (Documentary/Hungary/English Subtitles), Q&A with Guest Cast Member and Producer/Director

April 20: 6:00 PM Shabbat Dinner (*$), Service, Film @ 8:15 PM followed by Oneg: Precious Life (Family Documentary/USA/Israel)

April 21: 7:00 PM Havdalah Service, Film @ 7:30 PM: Sixty-Six (Family Comedy/Great Britain/English), Dessert Reception

April 22: Film @ 4:00 PM: Crime After Crime (Documentary/United States/English), Q&A with Producer/Director and Cast Member, Private VIP Party with Producer/Director and Guest Cast Member (*$)

April 24: Film @ 7:00 PM: Live and Become (Drama/French/English Subtitles), Q&A with Rabbi Leah Novick

April 26: 6:00 PM Closing Night—Israel Independence Day Dinner with Live Entertainment and Dancing (*$), Free Film @ 7:15 PM: An Article of Hope (Family Documentary/US/English/Hebrew Subtitles)

Ticket pricing is as follows:

   CBI Member Advance single ticket, $10. each or CBI Member Advance 5-Ticket Package, $40.,     

General Admission Advance Single ticket, $12. each or General Admission 5-Ticket Package, $50. 

Opening Night Reception ($5./Sponsor Free),

Joshua Safran/ Yoav Potash Private Reception ($10./Sponsor Free)    

Catered Shabbat Dinner, CBI Member: $18., Non-Member: $20., Child $7.

Israeli Independence Day Dinner Celebration, Adult CBI Member $15., Adult Non-Member $17., Child $7.

For online reservations, click on the "Register Now" button below.  When making your reservation online, be sure to indicate the name of the party you are making the reservation for, as well as the date/name of film you wish to attend.  You may also make your reservation using a credit card by calling CBI at 831.624.2015.  NOTE:  ALL TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT THE DOOR.

Please support the Inaugural Jewish Film Festival as a Sponsor.  To  learn more about the films, purchasing tickets, dinner and reception information or becoming a sponsor, visit our website, or phone the CBI office at 831.624.2015 for more information.  All Sponsors will be recognized at the Festival. 

This is sure to be a very festive event and your participation benefits Congregation Beth Israel's educational programs.  We look forward to seeing you there!