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Breaking Bread

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Screenings & Events


Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 06:30PM - 08:00PM |SIFF Cinema Uptown

The Stroum Jewish Community Center announced the decision not to proceed with the Seattle Jewish Film Festival scheduled for March 19 – 29 and April 4 – 5. Options are being explored for a rescheduled film festival to take place in the summer or early fall of 2020.

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About The Film

Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel—the first Muslim Arab Israeli to win the MasterChef Israel television competition—is on a quest to make social change through food. Her A-sham Arabic Food Festival in Haifa pairs Arab and Jewish chefs to collaborate on dishes like kishek (a Syrian yogurt soup) and qatayef (a dessert typically served during Ramadan). Exotic cuisines are served up with a side of politics, as we savor the taste of hope, collaboration, and mouthwatering fare.

Special Event: Hummus Tasting provided by catering sponsors: Barbara and Eli Lahav

Special Guest Introducer

 Gamoran web National Chef for Sur La Table and stars on the television cooking show Scraps. After studying cooking in Italy, and earning a Restaurant Management Degree from the University of Connecticut and an ACAP Degree from the Culinary Institute of America, he worked in a number of restaurants along the West Coast. At twenty-four, he began teaching cooking classes at the famed kitchen retailer Sur La Table. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Learn more...

Director Bio

Beth Elise Hawk is a producer and director, known for THE AU PAIR and WHAT JOSIAH SAW (2020). BREAKING BREAD is her feature directorial debut

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Film Details:

Director: Beth Elise Hawk
Country: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 86m
Year: 2020
Genre: Documentary
Rating/Warning: G
Official Website


  • Food
  • Israel
  • Middle East
  • Muslim Arab
  • Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • MasterChef
  • Culinary/Cooking/Chefs
  • Social Change



Catering Sponsor:

  • Barbara and Eli Lahav