UK Jewish Film runs an acclaimed education programme in partnerships with schools, colleges, local authorities, youth groups and faith organisations. Using the power of film our education programmes aim to:

  • combat antisemitism and racism
  • create better understanding of Jewish life and identity
  • promote awareness of and research into British-Jewish heritage
  • improve dialogue and understanding between communities and faiths

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

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Speak Out

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.

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Lights, Chutzpah, Action!

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 offers young people opportunities to research and make short films about the involvement of British Jewry in film and cinema heritage in the UK.

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Belief in Film

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 have produced a new online resource designed to encourage community screenings of films that will open up interfaith dialogue. 

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Hackney Roots

Hackney Roots is an innovative programme designed to promote knowledge, intergenerational understanding and interest in Jewish life in Hackney, using film to explore and celebrate local Jewish identity and heritage.

A pilot project for a wider series of local Roots initiatives, it was launched in autumn 2013 and is aimed at schools and youth groups.  In 2015, Hackney Roots was nominated for the British Universities Film and Video Council’s Learning on Screen award.

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Heritage Education

Based on the successful Hackney Roots project, we’re currently developing a range of educational initiatives to encourage young people to explore and be proud of their cultural heritage and identity by keeping the Jewish community’s stories alive; migration and the fight against fascism find a place alongside anecdotes of home cooking and Yiddish-speaking grandparents.

After all, if there are Hackney Roots, why not Glasgow Roots? Manchester Roots?

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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