Jewish Film Fest, Jewish education bureau host movie screening

The film to be screened on March 20. (submitted photo)

The film to be screened on March 20. (submitted photo)

The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival and Bureau of Jewish Education are co-hosting a community screening of the documentary film “Body and Soul: The State of the Jewish Nation” at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus in Scottsdale at 7 p.m. on March 20.

Produced and directed by Gloria Z. Greenfield, “Body & Soul: The State of the Jewish Nation” has played in several Jewish film festivals nationwide and presents a comprehensive examination of the broad and deep connections between the Jewish People and the Land of Israel.

World-renowned historians, archaeologists, political scientists, religious leaders, and international law and media experts trace the evocative evolution of the relationship between the Jewish people and their homeland that is over 3,000 years old. A post-screening question-and-answer with the audience will take place immediately after the film screens, according to a press release.

Coming off its successful 20th annual film festival, the GPJFF is commited more than ever to bringing independent Jewish film to the community.

“The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival no longer is just a two-week special event,” stated GPJFF Executive Director Bob Segelbaum, in the press release. “As an integral part of the fabric of the Valley’s Jewish population, the GPJFF strives to go out into the community and provide year-round cultural programming and film events.”

The screening of “Body and Soul” is sponsored by The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival and the Bureau of Jewish Education, a full-scale center for lifelong Jewish learning for people of all ages and stages of life. The Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus is at 12701 N. Scottsdale Road.

Tickets to the screening and Q&A session will cost $11 in advance and $13 at the door on the day of the event. To order tickets for the event, please go to  www.bjephoenix.org or call 480-634-8050.

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