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Sunday, January 14 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Reel Jew-ISH: Seattle's Jewish Women in Film

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This panel features five local Jewish women filmmakers whose Jewish upbringing, education, values, film subjects, families, workplaces, and faith/religious/support communities influence their artistic vision and fuel their passions for (reel Jewish) stories onscreen—explicitly or implicitly. View clips from their various films, works in progress, and learn about their journey from curious questioners to cinematic sisters.

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Pamela Lavitt

Pamela Lavitt is the Director of Arts+Ideas (since 2012) and the Seattle Jewish Film Festival (since 2005) at the Stroum Jewish Community Center, bringing over 100 international artists, films, and filmmakers annually to the Greater Seattle region. Trained as an oral historian, folklorist... Read More →

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Emily Alhadeff

Emily Keeler Alhadeff is a Seattle-based writer focused on religion, technology, travel, arts, and culture. She is the editor of the award-winning Jewish in Seattle magazine, a glossy lifestyle publication in the Puget Sound region. Her work has appeared in Tablet, Moment, and... Read More →
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Lisa Cohen

Lisa Cohen worked as a post producer for over 15 years, and has extensive expertise in shepherding film and video projects through the post-production process. During her seven years managing the digital-to-film department at Alpha Cine Seattle, Lisa oversaw the digital transfers... Read More →
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Lisa Hurwitz

Lisa Hurwitz is a first-time feature director who was among five emerging filmmakers invited to compete in the 2016 Paley DocPitch and is a 2017 recipient of the City of Seattle's 4Culture grant. Lisa works for the Stroum JCC as a programmer for their Arts+Ideas stage and as part... Read More →
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Elisa Levine

Elisa Levine is a Seattle-based film director and producer. Her new film, Sweetheart Deal, represents a 20-year fascination with story-driven documentaries about marginalized subcultures. Elisa initiated the film with an extensive investigation of Seattle’s Aurora Avenue, and eventually... Read More →
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Leah Warshawski

(Note: Leah cannot be at the panel, but will participate with Pamela Lavitt reading and showing clips.) Leah Warshawski produces and directs documentary-style features, television, commercials, and branded entertainment in remote parts of the world. Her first feature, Finding Hillywood (2013... Read More →
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Sharon Zweiback

Sharon Zweiback’s first film, pearls, a documentary about domestic violence, was sponsored by the Seattle Channel. It was screened at the 2012 UNSPOKEN Human Rights Film Festival in Ithaca, NY. Her recent work What If, a dance film shot in Discovery Park, WA, is currently in... Read More →

Sunday January 14, 2018 11:45am - 1:00pm
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