UK Jewish Film’s acclaimed education programme puts film at the core of learning about Jewish values, heritage and culture in the UK and beyond. Through the power of film, our programme aims to:

The programme includes:

For more information about the programme, please contact Rachel Burns UK Jewish Film’s Education Manager.

Holocaust

Our new resource, Speak Out is designed to support teachers and youth workers using film to educate about the Holocaust. The resource offers material to accompany specific films in order to promote research and discussion in the classroom before and after screening events.

The highly successful format often also involves a talk and Q&A with a survivor, film director or Holocaust expert.

Heritage

Lights, Chutzpah, Action! is UK Jewish Film’s exciting film-based, education project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, led by young volunteers from the Noam Masorti Youth movement.

The project offered young people opportunities to research and make short films about the involvement of British Jewry in film and cinema heritage in the UK. The project legacy includes our online resource to support learning about Jewish British film heritage.

 

Interfaith

Throughout the year, UK Jewish Film promotes films and events that build an awareness of interfaith issues. 

Working closely with the 3FF  Insight Film Festival  and Radical Middle Way  we produced a freely available, online resource ‘Belief in Film’ designed to encourage community screenings of films that will open up interfaith dialogue. 

Roots

Our Roots projects offer both formal and informal educators new ways to approach intergenerational learning and interest in Jewish life in Britain. The programme encourages young people to explore and be proud of their cultural heritage and identity by keeping the Jewish community’s stories alive; tales of migration and the fight against fascism find their place alongside anecdotes of home cooking and Yiddish-speaking grandparents.

Working with film to explore and celebrate local Jewish identity and heritage the online resource Hackney Roots is the outcome of our pilot project.

In 2015, Hackney Roots was nominated for the British Universities Film and Video Council’s Learning on Screen award.

If there are Hackney Roots, why not Glasgow Roots and Manchester Roots?

Antisemitism

UK Jewish Film is offering free of charge film-based workshops designed to combat antisemitism and racism through film. Lead by experienced educators and facilitators, these workshops create a unique opportunity for students to learn about antisemitism and how to challenge it.The workshops are designed for students ages 12+. The learning framework includes:

  • Introduction
  • Jewish stories, ancient and modern
  • Antisemitism then and now
  • Learning through film
  • Action

If you would like to arrange a booking for your school or have any questions about this free of charge programme, please contact rachel.burns@ukjewishfilm.org

Israel

Film is a hugely engaging medium through which to stimulate ideas. Our Israel on Screen workshops celebrate the diversity of Israeli society through a range of carefully selected moving image sequences. Activities explore examples of Israeli lifestyles and world views that confound stereotypes. They broaden perceptions of what life in Israel might look like and introduce the importance of interrogating moving image texts to assess their authenticity and significance.

We believe film offers opportunities to connect across difference, to build new relationships and to explore complex, often emotive issues that matter to us all. If you would like to arrange a booking for your school or have any questions about this programme, please contact rachel.burns@ukjewishfilm.org

Find out more about UKJF’s education programme

For more details, to participate in, or to support our education programme, please contact the UKJF office on 020 3176 0048 or email Rachel Burns, UK Jewish Film’s Education Manager

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