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2009.07.28 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Omaha Jewish Film Festival Returns in August

Omaha - The Omaha Jewish Film Festival, now in its eighth year, will again feature the best films of 2009 from around the globe. This year’s festival runs Aug. 25 through Sept. 3 at the Jewish Community Center Theatre, 333 S. 132nd St. Tickets are $7 each.

The popular “Dinner and a Movie” returns with a kosher deli dinner served on Sunday, Aug. 30, before the movie “66.” The deli dinner is $13 with reservations due Thursday, Aug. 27. Advance ticket sales and reservations for the dinner can be made by calling the Kripke Jewish Federation Library at (402) 334-6462.

The Omaha Jewish Film Festival is sponsored by the Center for Jewish Education. University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) faculty member Dr. Guy Matalon serves as executive director of the Center for Jewish Education; is the Jewish Federation of Omaha Professor of Judaic Studies in UNO's Religious Studies program; and serves as director of the Natan and Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at UNO.

The film schedule is as follows:

• "The Lemon Tree" at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25

• "Max Minskey and Me" at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27

• "66" at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30

• "For My Father" at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3

For more information, contact Gary Katz: gkatz@jewishomaha.org or (402) 334-6462; or visit www.jewishomaha.org.

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