Finally, lox without lines! Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum is now accepting brunch reservations on Saturdays. The legendary appetizing emporium’s uptown location will feature a completely Kosher, pre-paid set menu on Saturdays, allowing guests to experience a true day of rest in accordance with Sabbath observance. The Jewish Museum is open to the public 11 am – 5:45 pm and free on Saturdays. It makes for a perfect outing for friends and family from every background.
At the opening night of the New York Jewish Film Festival, the New York premiere of the luminous Moon in the 12th House kicked off the festivities at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Marking the 26th opening of the NYJFF, a partnership between the Jewish Museum and Film Society of Lincoln Center, a special screening featuring director Dorit Hakim, actress Yuval Scharf and producer Leelu Shira—all from Israel—gave the film’s intimate exploration of the relationship between sisters and the nature of forgiveness center stage.
The New York Jewish Film Festival has been a preeminent showcase for Jewish film since its inception in 1992, and is presented annually by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. In addition to being one of the leading global film forums, the NYJFF is one of New York’s longest running collaborations between two cultural institutions. Among a diverse lineup of films scheduled for this year’s 26th annual festival, a few highlights stand out in demonstrating the wide range of what defines Jewish film.