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News & PressJanuary 16, 2018

Go Behind the Scenes at MJFF

Join us for a behind the scenes look at the magic that creates the Festival experience. What goes into planning and implementing the Maine Jewish Film Festival?  MJFF President David Scholder and Executive Director Barbara Merson present a special program that lifts the curtain to reveal the planning that goes into this annual Maine event.  Included… Read more

News & PressJanuary 16, 2018

MJFF Presents at Midcoast Maine PechaKucha

Want to learn more about MJFF and get a glimpse of the 2018 Festival? Come join us on January 19, 2018 at the Rockport Opera House for Midcoast Maine PechaKucha Night. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets will be $5 (cash) at the door. Seating will be limited, so arrive early! There will… Read more

News & PressOctober 25, 2017

Press Herald Profiles In Search of Israeli Cuisine

Great coverage of the upcoming In Search of Israeli Cuisine Film + Food Tasting Event in the Food section of the October 25th Portland Press Herald.  Click here to read the entire article by Peggy Grodinsky. Food and Source Editor Peggy Grodinsky highlighted the rising interest in Israeli foods nationally and locally, and described the… Read more

News & PressOctober 11, 2017

Food & Film Event Brings the Flavors of Israel to Maine

The Maine Jewish Film Festival and the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine present In Search of Israeli Cuisine – A Film and Food Tasting Event on Sunday, November 5 The beauty and diversity of Israeli Cuisine will be on display at a showing of the film In Search of Israeli Cuisine on Sunday, November 5,… Read more

News & PressMarch 12, 2017

Portland Press Herald Praises MJFF

Great coverage of the upcoming Maine Jewish Film Festival in the  Portland Press Herald on Sunday, March 12.  Click here to read the entire column by Bill Nemitz. Columnist Bill Nemitz touted the breadth, depth and diversity of the 2017 Festival slate, and noted, “amid more open anti-semitism, the 20th Maine Jewish Film Festival can… Read more

News & PressMarch 1, 2017

Betty Harris to Perform in Portland

We’re very excited to announce that legendary R & B singer Betty Harris will be performing at the Portland House of Music and Events. This event will take place on Thursday, March 23 at 8 PM and is presented in association with our screening of the documentary film, Bang! The Bert Berns Story. Betty, who appears… Read more

News & PressFebruary 10, 2017

Special Guests at Festival Launch Party

The 2017 Festival Season officially got underway last night with our 2017 Festival Launch Party. 75 friends, donors, Board members, advisors and honored guests got a special sneak preview of the 2017 Festival. The evening featured a look at our marketing campaign, Festival Trailer and highlights of the 2017 Festival Events. We were especially honored to… Read more

News & PressFebruary 4, 2017

MJFF in the Classroom

The Maine Jewish Film Festival, in partnership with the Harward Center for Community Partnerships and members of the Bates College men’s cross country track team, hosted a screening of the Israeli documentary film “Freedom Runners” for members of the Lewiston High School track team and their coaches. The film centers on a young Jewish teacher… Read more

News & Press NewsletterJanuary 15, 2017

MJFF Invited to Participate in Maine Nonprofit Day

The Maine Jewish Film Festival is one of a handful of non-profits invited by the Maine Association of Nonprofits to participate in the 14th annual Maine Nonprofit Day at the State House in Augusta on February 7th. Nonprofit Day gives the nonprofit community the opportunity to educate lawmakers on the critical role that nonprofits play… Read more

News & Press NewsletterJanuary 15, 2017

Hyatt Hotel Offers Special Package to MJFF Guests

With so many great movies, parties and events on offer at the 20th annual Maine Jewish Film Festival, why not stay a night or two? The Maine Jewish Film Festival is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Hyatt Place-Portland Old Port. Out of town attendees can take advantage of special Festival packages at… Read more

News & PressOctober 14, 2016

Sweet Blues Rocks the PMA

MJFF’s SOLD OUT Sweet Blues event rocked the Portland Museum of Art on Saturday. The event featured the documentary film “Sweet Blues” about blues guitarist Mike Bloomfield. Music legend Mike Bloomfield was known for his searing, lyrical guitar playing, but the word he used to describe his music was  sweet. “You know, I like sweet… Read more

News & Press NewsletterSeptember 14, 2016

Barbara Merson Joins MJFF as New Executive Director

After an extensive national search we’re excited to introduce our new Executive Director, Barbara Merson. Barbara’s energy, experience and organizational skills will be vital assets in helping MJFF expand and enrich our programming. Barbara is an experienced non-profit leader, having most recently served as Executive Director of Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford Corners, NY before… Read more