About The Event

About The Event

For three weeks (and more), @akiva will provide a selection of curated films chosen for teens and focusing on themes of Israel and Jewish Identity. All participating groups and institutions will receive a “playbill” discussion guide and an interactive film festival experience, which will include opportunities for Zoom watchalongs, popcorn bars, lesson plans for introducing the films to teen audiences, and ShinShin reflection/commentary on the films.

Wednesday, January 13 2021

What is Israel in Shorts?

A Webinar

Three Options: 2:00pm EST, 3:00PM EST (for Shin Shinim) or 6:00Pm EST

The program will have two parts

1. Three weeks of Film Celebration (February 1-21, 2021) – Teens, families, and Jewish educators will have the opportunity to watch 7 curated films. The screening of these films will be free for registered viewers nationwide. During this period, we will offer live virtual programming, including watch-alongs, live chats with Israelis, cooking lessons, and more. In addition, we will offer webinars for Jewish educators, focusing on how to use these films with their teen audiences, and office hours for 1:1 consultations. Both special events and webinars will be free and open to registered participants.  

 2. Israel in Shorts during Jewish Time (February 21-May 31, 2022)  – During this period, we will provide educators from across the country access to screen one or two of the films to their students. We will also provide the educators with lesson plans for each of the films. All screenings will be free.

2022 Films will be announced in December 2021

The Films

About The Event

For three weeks (and more), @akiva will provide a selection of curated films chosen for teens and focusing on themes of Israel and Jewish Identity. All participating groups and institutions will receive a “playbill” discussion guide and an interactive film festival experience, which will include opportunities for Zoom watchalongs, popcorn bars, lesson plans for introducing the films to teen audiences, and ShinShin reflection/commentary on the films.

The program will have two parts

1. Three weeks of Film Celebration (February 1-21, 2021) – Teens, families, and Jewish educators will have the opportunity to watch 7 curated films. The screening of these films will be free for registered viewers nationwide. During this period, we will offer live virtual programming, including watch-alongs, live chats with Israelis, cooking lessons, and more. In addition, we will offer webinars for Jewish educators, focusing on how to use these films with their teen audiences, and office hours for 1:1 consultations. Both special events and webinars will be free and open to registered participants.  

2. Israel in Shorts during Jewish Time (February 21-May 31, 2022)  – During this period, we will provide educators from across the country access to screen one or two of the films to their students. We will also provide the educators with lesson plans for each of the films. All screenings will be free.

The Films

2022 Films will be announced in December 2021

Event Registration

2022's Special Program Schedule
TBA in December 2021

2022's Special Program Schedule

Pre Israel In Short
Monday 1/24/22

11:00 AM EST

How to use the films in educational setting (Webinar) – Details TBA

3:00 PM EST

How to use the films in educational setting (Webinar) – Details TBA

Monday 1/31/22

8:00 AM EST

First Day of Streaming of the following Films: *The Raft and Ameer Got His Gun

*These films will be streamed for a week

Sunday 2/06/22

11:00 AM EST

Special (in Person) meeting with “Ameer Got His Gun” main character. Location: MJDS 

Monday 2/07/22

8:00 AM EST

First Day of Streaming of the following Film: *Masel Tov Cocktail

*This film will be streamed for a week

Thursday 2/10/22

7:00 pm EST

Masel Tov Cocktail – Special program (Details TBA). 

Monday 2/14/22

7:00 PM EST

First Day of Streaming of the following Film: *A Mirror for the Sun

*This film will be streamed for a week

Thursday 2/17/22

Time TBA

A Mirror for the Sun – Special program (Details TBA). 

Monday 2/21/22

8:00 aM EST

First Day of Streaming of the following Film: *Within the Eye of the Storm

*This film will be streamed for a week

Thursday 2/24/22

7:00 pM EST

Within the Eye of the Storm – Special program (Details TBA)

Saturday 2/26/22

After Shabbat (TBA)

Special program (in person) for teens (Details TBA)

Monday 2/28/22

8:00 aM EST

First Day of Streaming of the following Film: *Film about food (TBA)

*This film will be streamed for a week

Sunday 3/06/22

11:00 aM EST

Special Israel food Virtual tour program (Details TBA). 

Sunday 3/13/22

8:00 AM EST

First Day of Streaming of the following Film: *Dead Sea Guardians

*This film will be streamed for a week

Monday 3/14/22

6:00 PM EST

Dead Sea Guardians – Special program (Details TBA). 

What Is Israel In Shorts?

A Webinar Registration