Saturday, March 30 at the Jewish Community Center

Temple Beth El
3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos, CA

Suggested donation $20 per person, $35 per couple, includes all movies and reception. No one turned away for lack of funds!

5:30 pm – Opening Night Reception. Nosh & schmooze with fellow film lovers at the Jewish Community Center. We’ve got a fantastic spread of finger food, fruit, dessert, wine and soft drinks for you to enjoy. Browse the silent auction in the library and Indulge your taste buds at this opening night fundraiser. Extra raffle tickets may be purchased to increase your chances of winning a prize basket!

6:45 pm –  Fast & Glitzy Raffle. We will raffle off three fabulous prize baskets focused on children, health, and gourmet food.

7:00 pm  WENDY’S SHABBAT   –  Palm Desert seniors find community and spirituality with a side of fries.

7:15 pm  SHALOM, BOLLYWOOD   –  Jews have lived In India for over 2,000 years. At the start of the 20th century, Jewish talent filled the screen and helped launch what was to become the biggest film industry in the world.

Sunday, March 31 – The Jewish Community Center at Temple Beth El 

3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos

No admission charge.  Donations gratefully accepted.  

1:30 pm  – THE LAST SUIT   Avraham escapes a Buenos Aires retirement home and embarks on a quest to find the Christian friend who saved him from the Nazis in Poland 70 years earlier..

3:30 pm – HEADING HOME: The Tale of Team Israel   A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth. Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel’s national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. The team laughs, cries, and engages in soul-searching while discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage.

Monday, April 1 at Del Mar Theater

Del Mar Theater
1124 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz, Ca

No admission charge. Donations gratefully accepted.

Oscar Grunig never killed anyone.  This 95-year old former SS officer just collected and delivered to the Reich the valuables of 300,000 Jews headed to the gas chamber. A scapegoat or a war criminal?  This documentary examines what constitutes a war crime and how Germany has dealt with its murderous past.

8:00 pm – SHOELACES
A father who abandoned his special needs child attempts reconciliation with him as an adult, after the death of his mother.

Tuesday, April 2 at Aegis Aptos Community Room

Aegis Aptos Community Room,
125 Heather Terrace, Aptos, Ca

Refreshments served.  No admission charge.  Donations gratefully accepted.

The classic documentary with narration by Gregory Peck has been updated and re-releasesd. It’s the riveting story of the life, crimes, escape, capture, and trial of Nazi Germany’s architect of the Final Solution.

Wednesday, April 3 at Del Mar Theater

Del Mar Theater
1124 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz, Ca

No admission charge.  Donations gratefully accepted.

6:00 pm –  NEAR NORMAL MAN

Ben Stern, a Polish Jew, survived 2 ghettos, 9 concentration camps and 2 death marches. Thirty years later, his courage, kindness and faith are tested again in a fierce public battle to stop American Nazis from marching in his adopted home town of Skokie, Illinois.

6:30 pm – ON MY WAY OUT: The Secret Life of Nani and Popi

After 60 years of seemingly model marriage, Holocaust survivors Roman and Ruth Blank reveal a huge secret. Lili Gross, the film’s producer and daughter of the Blanks, will be on hand to field questions after the screening.

7:45 pm – MONKEY BUSINESS: The Story of Curious George’s Creators 

Hans and Margaret Rey, the authors of the beloved Curious George children’s books, led extraordinary lives. Interviews, animation, and archival footage bring to life their story, featuring a narrow escape from Nazis on make-shift bicycles.

Admissions to all showings are on a first come – first seated basis.  Arrive early to ensure seating.


Thursday, April 4 at Cabrillo College Aptos, VAPA 5000

Cabrillo College, VAPA 5000, Aptos
Samper Recital Hall, 6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos

No admission charge.  Donations gratefully accepted.


Ben Ferencz was lead prosecutor at Nuremburg. He’s a little man who casts a long shadow, helping to create a legal definition of genocide and enforce crimes against humanity in the world court.

Followed by a panel discussion with Cabrillo College professors and immigration attorney Ann Lipson.  Don’t miss this informative and inspirational exchange of ideas for creating a more just and lawful society.


The 2019 Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival will close with light refreshments in the courtyard outside the Cabrillo Recital Hall after the panel discussion following the screening of Prosecuting Evil.

Admissions to all showings are on a first come – first seated basis.  Arrive early to assure seating.