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Join us on November 5th for a special event co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine

The Maine Jewish Film Festival and Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine Present: In Search of Israeli Cuisine Film Screening and Tasting Menu.

In Search of Israeli Cuisine is a portrait of the Israeli people told through food. Through scenes that are mostly cinema verité— the James Beard award winning chef Michael Solomonov, visits farms, markets, restaurants, kitchens, landscapes, and history. Profiling chefs, home cooks, farmers, vintners, and cheese makers drawn from the more than 100 cultures that make up Israel today – Jewish, Arab, Muslim, Christian, Druze- a rich, complex and human story emerges. (Documentary, 94 min.)

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Through a diverse array of independent films, the MJFF provides culturally relevant and historically significant cinema for audiences from across Maine and beyond. The Portland Museum of Art is proud to partner with Maine Jewish Film Festival, promoting new ideas, inviting discussion, and strengthening the cultural economy in Maine.

Mark H.C. Bessire, Director, Portland Museum of Art


Thank You To Our Sponsors

Supporting Foundations

Bernard Osher Foundation

Bernard Osher Jewish Philanthropies Foundation

Davis Family Foundation

Equity Fund of the Maine Community Foundation

Jewish Community Alliance

JCL Foundation

Lunder Foundation

Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust

Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation

Moser Family Foundation

Rines Thompson Fund of the Maine Community Foundation

Sam L. Cohen Foundation

Simmons Foundation