Multifaith Film Fest

The Bender JCC is proud to present our 2018 Multifaith Film Fest in partnership with the Israeli American Council (IAC) and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington!

This celebration of faith features six award-winning films and will unfold over four days, March 8 – 11.


The Second Annual Multifaith Film Fest was crafted to promote peace, understanding and friendship among the many faith communities in Montgomery County. Each film has been selected for its unique perspective on identity and discovery and common social and spiritual values. The goal is to promote positive relationships between neighbors and build a greater appreciation for the teachings, customs, history and practices of our community’s faith traditions.

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Schedule of Events*:
Thursday, March 8 | 7:30 PM
A Heartbeat Away

Friday, March 9 | 10:30 AM
Jews and Buddhism: Belief Amended, Faith Revealed

Friday, March 9 | 1:30 PM
An Act of Defiance

Saturday, March 10 | 7:30 PM
Gaza Surf Club

Sunday, March 11 | 10:30 AM
Precious Life

Sunday, March 11 | 1:30 PM
Holy Air

Ticket Sales Are Open!

Film Selections Committee
Sgt. Mark White, MCPD – Chair
Tracy Bloom Schwartz
Adam Polsky
Lisie Gottdenker
Lisa Gunty

*All films will be shown in the Kreeger Auditorium.


Thank you to our community partners.

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Thank you to our media sponsors.

Washington Jewish Week