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Film: LAND OF MILK AND FUNNY | Special Guest: Comedian Dwight Slade

Kick off your festival with a belly laughs, belly lox, and a belly full of great Jewish comfort food.

Start SJFF off right by attending this delicious special event on Sunday, March 11. Matzoh Momma Catering proudly hosts this annual soul- and belly-filling music-filled event before the screening of the film LAND OF MILK AND FUNNY (PG). This incredible spread features smoked salmon smear with a panoply of bagels, Matzoh Momma's famous blintz loaf with sour cream and fresh fruit preserves, egg salad with toasted almonds and a quashadu (Sephardic frittata of eggs, feta and Parmesan cheese). Come rave about Matzoh Momma's fresh homemade, flavorful Jewish comfort food.

Enjoy music by the The KlezKatz! klezmer band 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

A special thank you to Pip and Miriam Meyerson of Matzoh Momma Catering and their staff for a wonderful event and generous donation.


Special Event (Brunch & Film) $25 |$20
Film Only: $15 | $12



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Sunday, March 11 | 7-9 PM
Il Fornaio, 600 Pine Street - Pacific Place Atrium
By invitation only

The Stroum Jewish Community Center thanks festival sponsors, board members, and welcomes honored guests by offering them a scrumptious buffet of authentic rustic Italian dishes, great wine and desserts from Seattle's favorite trattoria, Il Fornaio. Rub shoulders with festival VIPs, local and international filmmakers and guest artists, dignitaries, SJCC board members and local leaders at this annual fete and festive feast.

VIP Gala Dinner Invitations and sponsor benefits will be mailed in mid-February. Please alert if you did not receive them. RSVP required by March 2 (space limited)

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Join us! Become a VIP

Make a minimum gift of $500 to attend, $1800 to join the REEL Mensch Donor Tribute Circle:

Thank You VIP Gala Sponsor:


L'chaim sponsors: 

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This is the party to be at, and buy your tickets early, because this event - like last year's - will sell out! Join the Stroum JCC Board, Staff, and the Film Festival Committee for a no-host happy hour in the AMC Pacific Place upstairs lobby for a glass of wine/beer before the show A fun, social, happy meet-up before the festival week gets underway.

7:30 PM Happy Hour (cach bar): Join the SJCC board, Arts+Ideas Advisory Council, and SJFF committee for a no-host happy hour in the AMC Pacific Place upstairs lobby.
8:30 PM Intros & Film
Post-Film Tom Douglas Dessert Party

About the Film 

MAKTUBis a clever, romantic, modern-day bilblical love triangle between Abraham (played by Aboutboul), Sarah, and Hagar, with Abraham the lead conductor of the Jerusalem Philharmonic.



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FREE popcorn and a drink per ticketholder (including alcoholic or other beverage). Age 21+ only. No minors.

You asked for it, and we delivered! Survey takers said, please add an Eastside location, and we said, why not an entire wekeend, with 4 additional films! Please show the love and come out for our newest venue, Regal Cinebarre Issaquah 8. The venue is 18+ only, and serves a full food and bar menu.  Arrive early to enjoy their full bar in the lobby and place a food order before, or wait staff will take your order during the film.

About the Film 

SHALOM BOLLYWOOD  is a surprising and entertaining profile of six Indian-Jewish Bollywood screen legends, many of them women. Who knew?


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The Emmy-nominated filmmaker and this year's REEL Difference Award recipient takes us on an exhilarating live narrated tour of her acclaimed films that have spurred global social initiatives such as "Character Day."   followed by a closing toast and reception.


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Reception to Follow: Wine, hors d'oevres, cheesecake, and light refreshments.


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