In 2019, the Mobile Area Jewish Federation will host its 18th annual Jewish Film Festival, from January 10-27, and features ten films, which run the gamut from comedy to drama, from modern-day Israel to the World War II era, from espionage to wonderful music. In various locations around the city, tickets for the films may be purchased via the Mobile Jewish Federation’s website (, by calling Kathy at the MAJF office (251-490-4872) or onsite prior to each showing. Tickets prices for all showings are: General Admission-$8.00; Student (to 21) -$6.00: Senior (55+) -$6.00. (Extra charge for Deli

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“In Judaism, the number ‘18’ has special significance,” says festival co-chair, Rickie Voit. “The numerical value of the Hebrew letters that form the word ‘Chai’ meaning “life” add up to 18. We are proud to be celebrating the festival’s 18th year or our ‘Chai’ year. The ongoing support from the community has been gratifying, and we hope that this incredible line-up will attract even more people to attend our films.”

Along with the regular festival, the Mobile Area Jewish Federation will continue the Julien E. Marx Holocaust Student Film Series for more than 2,500 area students.

“Considering the turbulent times we are living in, this series is more important than ever,” stresses Voit. “This partnership helps students understand the roots and ramifications of prejudice, racism, and stereotyping in society.”

Voit and Barry Silverman have been co-chairs of the festival since its inception, and are pleased that it continues to grow both in attendance and cultural significance every year.

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