The Boston Jewish Film Festival is coming up. I wish I had more time to get to all the films that come through Boston during this festival, but alas, my wife and I are both working long hours, then we have 3 kids. So managing to find time to watch the Netflix DVD that’s been next to the TV for a month is luxury enough, never mind spending 2 hours in a darkened theater.

Still, I’m hoping to get out to at least 1 or 2 films this year. If you have a suggestion on which one please let me know.

All that being said, Rabbi Benjamin Shalva has taught classes on Jewish film, so he and I sat down for a bit to discuss what makes a Jewish film and what impact do such films have on the Jewish community.

Here’s what he had to say:

By the way, if you want to extend the disucssion with him, he has open office hours:

Mondays 6:00pm-7:30pm — @Temple Reyim
Tuesdays 11:30am-1:00pm — @Temple Reyim

Thursdays 4:30pm-6:00pm — @Starbucks in Newton Centre:

This post has been contributed by a third party. The opinions, facts and any media content are presented solely by the author, and JewishBoston assumes no responsibility for them. Want to add your voice to the conversation? Publish your own post here. MORE