Jews in Shorts: Documentaries

This program of short documentaries runs through a gamut of topics. Two of the films are a part of our abortion sidebar, another one deals with the effects of climate change and one tells the story of a survivor whose indomitable spirit is a true inspiration. Oh yeah, there’s also a piece about a peacock who lives in a synagogue.

The Peacock That Passed Over

Four years ago a peacock suddenly landed in the grounds of a synagogue in Leeds, England and has settled there ever since. Whimsical and charming, the film explores the responses of a diverse section of that Yorkshire community.

Deciding Vote

Fifty years ago, a now forgotten New York Republican assemblyman cast a single tiebreaking vote that legalized abortion in New York and laid the groundwork for Roe v. Wade.

Requiem for a Whale

An encounter with a whale’s corpse evokes the witnesses’ thoughts about the dialogue between death and life.

Under G-d

The U.S. Supreme Court decision Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in June 2022 sparked a national response, particularly in the Jewish community. Inspired by the lived experiences of Jewish women, lawsuits are currently being launched by rabbis, Jewish organizations and interfaith leaders to challenge the overturning of Roe v. Wade on the grounds of religious freedom.

Nina & Irena

On the verge of her 90th birthday, a grandmother reveals to her grandson the painful story of her sister’s disappearance during the Holocaust.


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