JxJ is a multidisciplinary arts project encompassing the Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals alongside original hybrid arts programming.
The Washington Jewish Film Festival, now in its 29th year, presents a robust lineup of international film premieres, Q&As, and sneak previews.
The Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation is the Lead Sponsor of the Washington Jewish Music Festival, which returns for its 20th edition.
Join us for our 10th annual in-depth exploration of the daily lives and challenges of Arab Citizens of Israel. Featuring a screening of Breaking Bread followed by a moderated conversation and a Shuk.
137 min | Russia | Narrative
Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins of Leningrad in 1945.
Dir. Beth Elise Hawk
85 min | IsraelUSA | Documentary
Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel—the first Muslim Arab to win Israel’s MasterChef—founded the A-Sham Arabic Food Festival, where pairs of Arab and Jewish chefs collaborate on traditional dishes. A film about hope, and mouthwatering cuisine and shared society.
Dir. Nicola Hens
86 min | FranceGermany | Documentary
Marthe Cohn, now 98 years old, shares the riveting true tale of how she became a spy for the French Resistance in Nazi Germany.
Dir. Dan Habib
70 min | United States | Documentary
Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities, who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college and the workforce.
Our popular bi-month Klezmer brunch returns! Enjoy fantastic music paired with a delicious kosher buffet.
Dir. Isaac Cherem
95 min | Mexico | Narrative
A young Jewish woman from Mexico City finds herself torn between family and forbidden love.
Dir. Lex Gillespie
90 min | United States | Documentary
During the 1950s, free-spirited, mostly Jewish dancers from New York City fell head over heels for the mambo, a hot dance from Havana, Cuba.
Dir. Levi Zini
85 min | Israel | Documentary
An incisive, surprising and eye-opening look at Israel’s sixth prime minister.
Dir. Jonathan Jakubowicz
120 min | FranceGermanyUnited KingdomUnited States | Narrative
Before he becomes a world-famous mime, aspiring Jewish actor Marcel Mangel (Jesse Eisenberg) joins the French Resistance to save thousands of orphaned children from the Nazis.
A celebration of the Jewish songwriters and producers behind the scenes of the first decade of rock ‘n roll
Dir. Matt Ratner
91 min | USA | Narrative
A failing stand-up comedian (Ben Schwartz) and an alcoholic dermatologist (Billy Crystal) give each other the confidence to face the failures in their lives.
Dir. Eliran Malka
99 min | Israel | Narrative
A crowd-pleasing comedy that dramatizes the founding of Shas, Israel’s Sephardi Haredi political party.