The BRJFF aims to highlight the diversity of the Jewish experience through film. They do this by bringing movies that deal with universal issues as they relate to Jewish traditions, challenges and characters.
For more information on the 2019 film lineup and showtimes visit www.brjff.com
The Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival and The Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge are proud to offer teachers a meaningful field trip opportunity.
Big Sonia : Our film interweaves Sonia’s past and present using first-person narrative with stories from family and friends. Along the way, we learn valuable life lessons – “Soniaisms” – from a woman who can barely see over the steering wheel, yet insists on driving herself to work every day to run her late husband’s tailor shop, John’s Tailoring. Running the shop is Sonia’s entire being – it is her reason for living and the center of her life. Sonia is a “diva” and she’s known for wearing leopard print and high heel shoes – she is the most popular woman I know. Her influence spans generations and cultures, and we see first-hand how she transforms a room of self-involved teenagers into thoughtful citizens.
Contact the Jewish Federation for Registration Information at firstname.lastname@example.org
dishing up nosh-sized samples of traditional Jewish foods created by the congregation’s greatest cooks from family recipes along with an egg-cream soda bar
$20 Nosh Tickets for Adults
$10 Nosh Tickets for Children under age 12
Come to Jackson for a social-action weekend! Explore historic sites of the civil rights movement and learn your role in racial equality today!
Early Registration Ends Thursday, September 20th
Cocktails & Conversation
featuring a tasting of cookbook recipes with signature cocktail and wine pairing, book signing, reserved seating from conversation and audience Q & A with the Israeli-born, awarding-winning chef/owner Saba New Orleans
5pm-9pm/ tickets are $75
Discussion & Dessert
including a discussion, audience Q & A and a wine-and-cheese cookbook signing with Israeli-born, award-winning chef/owner of Saba New Orleans
7pm-9pm / tickets are $30
Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel Cookbook
Beth Shalom Synagogue will be holding a special Shabbat service and dinner to honor Dottie on Friday, August 3rd at 6pm. Current and former Rayner families and staff members are invited to attend.
Dottie has dedicated her professional life to the Rayner Center, where she has served – first as a teacher and then as Director – since 1989. Please join us in honoring her many years of service and contributions to our community. We invite you to participate in celebrating Dottie.
Rescue in Belgium
Historian Jan Maes from Belgium, who will discuss the roles of bystanders, victims, and perpetrators involved in an informal network of Protestants who tried to rescue Jews in Belgium between August 1942 and September 1944.
Their stories explore the complexities of how the Holocaust unfolded in this area
Sponsor: $180/ Admission $20
Celebrate Israel at 70
Hadassah Baton Rouge is sponsoring a program on Sunday, June 10th at Congregation B'nai Israel
Enjoy food, folk dancing and learning about Israel. Suggested contribution: $18/person. Everyone is WELCOME; Young and Old Alike.
Chabad of Baton Rouge will be hosting a great speaker, Mr. Yossi Goodman, from Montreal Canada, who will present on the ability to overcome challenges in life - the talk is titled, Beat the Odds. This event is free and open to all.
RSVP Required at ChabadBr.com or 225.267.7047
Pasta with a Purpose: BaRFTY Spaghetti Dinner & Auction for Abraham/ Fundraiser for Dream Street
Menu: Spaghetti, Italian salad, bread & a drink / dessert available for purchase When & Where: Saturday, March 10th 7pm - 8:30pm Beth Shalom Synagogue/ "to go" order pick up starts at 6:30pm Cost: $8 eat in or take out
For Reservations: email email@example.com /Make Checks Payable to: BaRFTY and mail to Ellen Sager/ 3341 Shadow Hill Drive/ Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Congregation B'nai Israel will again be partnering with the Big Buddy Program of Baton Rouge to help bring the holidays to children who are in need.
Volunteers will help the young children choose good gifts for their family members, and help them wrap the presents when they are done. The Shopping Spree will be held 5:00 - 8:00 pm at Macy's in the Mall of Louisiana.
Rabbi Daniel Schiff will give three presentations:
Friday, December 1, 2017
"Peace in Israel: The Conflict Through a Jewish Lens”
Saturday, December 2, 2017
“Reform, Conservative and Beyond: The Future of Jewish Denominations”
Kiddush Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Schiff
“What’s So Jewish About Jewish Ethics?"