JF&CS Sponsors the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

January 25, 2021

JF&CS Sponsors the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) Atlanta has announced it will be a community sponsor for the upcoming 21st annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF). This will be the second time that JF&CS has partnered with the film festival. In addition, JF&CS has been invited to bring their clinical experts to speak on challenging topics in the films.

“At JF&CS, our professionals deal with real-life drama every day, so it is a natural fit for us to be part of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival,” said Loren Solomon, JF&CS Chief Marketing Officer.

This year's AJFF will take place February 17-28 and will be a hybrid experience. The festival will combine at-home virtual screenings with select drive-in movies in response to the pandemic.

I Am Here

Synopsis: On her 98th birthday, a spirited South African Holocaust survivor reveals to her family her astonishing life journey. Born in 1921 Warsaw, Ella Blumenthal grew up with a large family and a love for swimming, but WWII changed everything. From the Warsaw Ghetto uprising to Bergen-Belsen, Ella and her niece, Roma, bore witness to the unthinkable, persevering only with hope and faith. Still active, Ella lives in Cape Town, greeting each day with optimism and even compassion for those who would deny her past. Ella’s memories, divulged for the first time, are illustrated through evocative hand-drawn animation. Against rising xenophobia and anti-Semitism worldwide, this beautifully rendered Holocaust memoir ensures that a new generation will never forget.

Date: Available starting Monday, February 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM for 72 hours in the Virtual Cinema.

Jewish Family & Career Services is a proud partner of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and has been supporting Holocaust survivors for over 20 years. JF&CS supports our community's Holocaust survivors in many ways.

JF&CS provides survivors with many services including:

  • Social Opportunities
  • Case Management
  • Supportive Counseling
  • Reparations Assistance
  • In-Home Services

JF&CS remains dedicated to helping survivors feel cared for and connected to the community. During the pandemic, our staff has found safe ways to keep survivors socially engaged through the opportunity to join daily Zoom activities and Pop-Up Concerts that appear outside of a few survivors' homes once a month. Get more information about the wide range of services offered to survivors by clicking 'Learn More' below.