Jewish Film Festival


IN-HOUSE SHOWING: Sunday, August 15, 4:30 PM 

VIRTUAL DISCUSSION will take place on the same day for everyone at 7:30 PM.

If watching the film at home,  the link for this wonderful film will be available from August 13th to August 15th.

The discussion will be led by  Peter R. Barber, Daily Gazette and freelance Photographer.

Canada, Israel, USA, 2019, 72 minutes English, Hebrew, Inuktitut with Subtitles
He swam with crocodiles and killer whales, with anacondas, and with great white sharks. But one major predator has always eluded Amos Nachum, one of the greatest underwater photographers of all time. Amos Nachoum always dreamed of swimming underwater with a polar bear and capturing it face to face on film. He tried before and barely escaped with his life; but now, as he nears the end of his career, he is determined to give it one last shot. Directors: Yonatan Nir and Dani Menkin

Buy a Household Ticket  ($22, $12 JCC Member)

Buy an Individual Ticket  ($11, $6 JCC Member)

The revenue from the tickets helps to pay for the distribution rights to show the film.  Please help us by purchasing the package appropriate for you.  If you are a member of a different JCC, please call us for a  price adjustment.


If you need help with the registration, please call the JCC and we will gladly help you.

Otherwise, please email



Order Tickets Online (No additional fee applies when ordering online.)

You can also call the JCC, 518.377.8803 from 9 AM to 8 PM from Monday to Friday, and from 9 AM to 3 PM on Sundays.

The link for the film will be activated 48 before the film discussion. The links for the film and the discussion will be sent a few days prior to the discussion. discussion.  If you didn't get the links by the screening day,  and the links are not in your spam box, please let us know.  



Virtual ticket holders will receive an e-mail with two links until one hour before the film is available to watch. (Check your junk mail folder if you don't receive this.)
One link will be for the film itself, the second link will be for the discussion, which is going to be through ZOOM. 
Once the film becomes available you'll have a time frame to watch the film prior to the discussion,  Ticket sales will close three hours before the time of the discussion.  
Some movies that are shown on Vimeo, will require you to register in order to watch the film. The registration is free. 


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For additional information please contact Judy Bem-Ami at
Refunds will be available for canceled or rescheduled programs.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, films may be canceled or rescheduled without prior notice. 
This program is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY, and it was made possible through the generous support of the Epstein Jewish Cultural Fund, Meyer and Mary Kurland/Gebell Fund, Jonas and Edith Fleminberg Jewish Cultural Fund.


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Please note: The links will be sent to you at the end of Shabbat, so you can have the possibility to watch the film Saturday evening, or prior to the discussion on Sunday. 



All Food offered on these programs is Kosher and certified by the Vaad Hakashrut of the Capital District.

Please note: The dates ad times of specific programs may change.  Please visit again closer to the date of the program or call 377-8803 for updates.


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