Special Events

In addition to bringing you diverse and compelling features and short films from around the world, we have augmented our programming with live chats with filmmakers, actors, and other experts.

Wednesday March 3 @ 7:00 pm PST

Festival Preview for the 22nd Sacramento Jewish Film Festival!
Click here to watch the Opening Ceremony of the 2021 Virtual Sacramento Jewish Film Festival!

Thursday March 4 @ 12:00 noon, PST

A live chat to discuss Maverick Modigliani with two experts on the painter and his work, Dr. Ken Wayne and Professor Clémence Boulouque was held on March 4. Click here to watch it.

Saturday March 6 @ 7:15 PM, PST

Community Havdalah

Click here to watch the Sacramento Community Havdalah Ceremony which was held on March 6, 2021. Havdalah is a Jewish service which marks the end of Shabbat and the transition into the new week!

Sunday March 7 @ 1:00 PST

A panel discussion with the filmmaker and members of the Sacramento Chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom was held on Sunday March 7 @ 1:00 pm. Click here to watch it.

Wednesday March 10 @ 12 Noon PST

Film Director Hanan Harchol and 2005 Teacher of the Year Jason Kamras joined us for a Zoom discussion on Wednesday March 10. Click here to watch it.

Sunday March 14 @ 3:00 PM PDT

Click here to watch a live chat with filmmaker Cindy Abel, Sacramentans Col. Patsy Thompson and her wife Barbara Brass, and Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer.



Tuesday March 16 at 8:00 PM PDT (note Daylight Savings Time)

Comedians Avi Liberman and Jimmy Shubert joined us for a live chat on Tuesday March 16. Click here to watch it.



Thursday March 18, 2021 @ 7:00 PM PDT

Click here to watch a live chat with Cap Radio’s Jazz Music Director Gary Vercelli, Sacramento Jazz Guitarist Henry Robinett, and Sacramento jazz pianist and professor, Dr. Joe Gilman on March 18.


Sunday March 21 @ 12:00 Noon PDT

Click here to watch a recording of the party with several cast members of Tango Shalom, including Karina Smirnoff, Renée Taylor, Lainie Kazan, and Jos Laniado. They even taught us to tango.


Jewish Miss America

Tuesday March 23 @ 12:00 Noon PDT

Click here to watch live chat regarding the film The One and Only Jewish Miss America with filmmaker David Arond, Bess’s good friend Vicki Gold Levi, and Cindy Graff Cohen.





Wednesday March 24 @ 7:00 PM PDT

Closing Night Ceremony, including a “Virtual Lobby”. Click here to watch.