Five films will be shown over two weeks, said festival co-chairwoman Nettie Albrecht, the president of the Augusta Jewish Community Center.
The center is one of several local Jewish organizations that came together to organize the festival. Representatives from Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, Congregation Children of Israel, Chabad of Augusta and Augusta Jewish Federation formed a committee that screened nearly a dozen potential films.
They came up with five films that showcase Jewish faith, culture and work, Albrecht said.
“These are award-winning films,” she said. “We wanted some diversity, with comedy, drama and historical events.”
Details are still being finalized for some films, Albrecht said, but already there’s excitement building for the festival in the Jewish community and the community at large.
“We want everybody to enjoy it,” she said. “We’re holding events out in the community, not just at the AJCC.”
Some films are in Hebrew and will be shown with subtitles.
“I say, don’t be scared. You’ll get used to it,” Albrecht said with a laugh. “These films are meant to be fun for the entire community.”
Opening night is July 12. Tickets are $10 each, or $40 for five, and can be purchased at the Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way, Evans.