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  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival renames, rebrands

    August 12, 2015 | 1:48 pm

    Nearly four decades into its existence, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is undergoing a makeover, renaming itself the Jewish Film Institute (JFI). The change coincides with the organization’s 35th annual film fest, which opened July 23.

    “It’s a way to clarify to our...

  • Documentary reveals Jewish mother’s ‘Little White Lie’

    By Rebecca Spence

    August 11, 2014 | 2:17 pm

    When Lacey Schwartz celebrated her bat mitzvah more than two decades ago in her hometown of Woodstock, N.Y., a synagogue-goer turned to her and said, “It’s so nice to have an Ethiopian Jew in our midst.”

    Never mind that Schwartz, a striking 37-year-old with long black curls and a...

  • S.F. film festival to honor Kirk Douglas

    April 27, 2011 | 12:08 pm

    Kirk Douglas will be honored at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival this summer.

    Douglas, 94, is expected to attend the July 23 festival to receive the Freedom of Expression award at a special 50th anniversary showing of “Spartacus.”

    The actor, born Issur Danielovitch,...