April 11 – June 2

We invite you to take part in the 2024 Jewish Film Festival, set to captivate audiences from April through June 2024. Sponsored in part by the Jewish Community Foundation and the Annual Campaign of the Jewish Federation of Atlantic & Cape May Counties, the second year of the festival promises to deliver an extraordinary lineup of cinematic gems that celebrate Jewish culture, tradition, and heritage. The festival will include 10 films of varying genres, screened at two locations – the Milton & Betty Katz JCC and the Ventnor Square Theater.

Series Tickets

Get your ticket for the entire film series and unlock the door to 10 captivating stories, all in one cinematic journey!

Member – $136 | Guest – $154


  • 50th Anniversary Blazing Saddles

    Thursday, April 11, 6:00 pm

    Comedy
    Location: Katz JCC
    Member – $25 | Guest – $30 Tickets include show and BBQ Dinner.

    Celebrating its 50th anniversary, “Blazing Saddles” remains a timeless classic in the realm of Western black comedy. Directed by the legendary Mel Brooks and featuring a star-studded cast, including the incomparable Richard Pryor, this uproarious film takes audiences on a wild ride through the absurdities of the Old West. With its sharp wit and fearless satire, “Blazing Saddles” continues to captivate audiences with its unique blend of humor and social commentary.


  • 25th Anniversary The Rugrats Movie

    Sunday, April 14, 1:00 pm
    Children’s Movie
    Location: Katz JCC
    Member – $10 | Guest – $12 Tickets include show and Pizza.

    Join the beloved characters from the Nickelodeon animated series in their big-screen debut, celebrating 25 years of laughter and adventure. Directed by Igor Kovalyov and Norton Virgien, “The Rugrats Movie” follows the misadventures of Tommy, Chuckie, and the gang as they embark on a journey of friendship and discovery. Packed with heartwarming moments and hilarious antics, this animated comedy is a nostalgic treat for audiences of all ages.


  • The Red Sea Diving Resort

    Thursday, April 18, 7:00 pm
    The Red Sea Diving Resort
    Thriller/Drama
    Location: Katz JCC
    Member – $8 | Guest – $10 Tickets include show and snacks.

    Based on true events, “The Red Sea Diving Resort” is a gripping spy thriller that shines a light on a lesser-known chapter of history. Directed by Gideon Raff and starring Chris Evans in a riveting performance, the film follows an Israeli Mossad agent as he orchestrates a daring rescue mission to save Ethiopian-Jewish refugees from Sudan. With its high stakes and heart-pounding action, this compelling drama is a testament to the power of courage and compassion.


  • Before I Forget – Kirk Douglas Documentary

    Friday, April 26, 10:30 am
    Before I Forget – Kirk Douglas Documentary
    Documentary
    Location: Katz JCC
    Member – $8 | Guest – $10 Tickets include show and snacks.

    Step into the extraordinary life of Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas in this intimate documentary. Through rare archival footage and insightful interviews, Douglas reflects on his illustrious career, his enduring legacy, and the values that have guided him through nine decades in the spotlight. From iconic performances to personal triumphs and tragedies, this film offers a fascinating glimpse into the man behind the legend.


  • Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song

    Tuesday, May 7, 10:30 am
    Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song
    Documentary
    Location: Ventnor Square Theater
    Member – $8 | Guest – $10

    Dive deep into the enigmatic world of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen in this captivating documentary. Exploring the life and legacy of the iconic artist through the lens of his most iconic song, “Hallelujah,” this film uncovers the passion, pain, and poetry that defined Cohen’s unparalleled career. With intimate interviews and stunning visuals, “Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah” pays tribute to a true musical genius.


  • The Women’s Balcony

    Thursday, May 9, 6:00 pm
    The Women’s Balcony
    Comedy/Drama
    Location: Katz JCC
    Member – $15 | Guest – $20 Tickets include show and falafel.

    Set in a close-knit community in Jerusalem, “The Women’s Balcony” is a heartwarming tale of resilience and solidarity. When a synagogue’s balcony collapses during a bar mitzvah, the women of the congregation must band together to rebuild their cherished space and preserve their traditions. With its charming characters and uplifting message, this heartfelt comedy celebrates the power of community and the bonds that unite us.


  • Jojo Rabbit

    Thursday, May 16, 7:00 pm
    Jojo Rabbit
    Comedy/Drama
    Location: Katz JCC
    Member – $8 | Guest – $10 Tickets include show and snacks.

    Taika Waititi’s bold and irreverent take on World War II, “Jojo Rabbit,” is a poignant coming-of-age story with a twist. Roman Griffin Davis shines as Jojo, a young boy whose imaginary friend is none other than Adolf Hitler. When Jojo discovers his mother (played by Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl in their home, he must confront his beliefs and prejudices. Equal parts hilarious and heart-wrenching, “Jojo Rabbit” is a cinematic gem that challenges conventions and celebrates the power of love and understanding.


  • Remembering Gene Wilder

    Friday, May 24, 10:30 am
    Remembering Gene Wilder
    Comedy
    Location: Ventnor Square Theater
    Member – $8 | Guest – $10

    Join us in paying tribute to the incomparable Gene Wilder in this special retrospective of his life and career. From his iconic roles in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” to his unforgettable collaborations with Mel Brooks, Wilder’s genius and charm left an indelible mark on cinema. Through rare footage and heartfelt testimonials, we celebrate the laughter and joy he brought to audiences around the world.


  • The Band’s Visit

    Thursday, May 30, 7:00 pm
    The Band’s Visit
    Comedy/Drama
    Location: Katz JCC
    Member – $8 | Guest – $10 Tickets include show and snacks.

    Winner of multiple awards, including the Tony for Best Musical, “The Band’s Visit” is a soul-stirring tale of music, friendship, and unexpected connections. When an Egyptian police band finds themselves stranded in a remote Israeli town, they forge unlikely bonds with the locals over the course of one unforgettable night. With its poignant storytelling and hauntingly beautiful score, this musical masterpiece celebrates the universal language of music and the transformative power of human connection.


  • The Fabelmans

    Sunday, June 2, 10:30 am
    The Fabelmans
    Drama
    Location: Katz JCC
    Member – $10 | Guest – $12 Tickets include show and bagel brunch.

    Embark on a nostalgic journey through post-World War II Arizona in “The Fablemans,” a heartfelt coming-of-age story about the power of family and the magic of cinema. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this deeply personal film follows young Sammy Fabelman as he navigates the complexities of adolescence while uncovering a long-held family secret. Through the lens of filmmaking, Sammy learns valuable lessons about truth, forgiveness, and the enduring bonds that shape our lives.


Series Tickets

Get your ticket for the entire film series and unlock the door to 10 captivating stories, all in one cinematic journey!

Member – $136 | Guest – $154