Jewish cultural groups

Tree of Life

Directed by John Ferno

This film, narrated by Laurence Olivier, contains performances of both secular and religious music in Israel. This includes praying at the Western Wall, a Jazz version of the Song of Songs, an Upsherin (the ceremonial first haircut when a boy is three years old) ceremony with dancing and singing, and lighting of Hannuka candles in different traditions such as, Persian, Yemenite, and secular.

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1971

Sabbath Bride

Directed by Naomi Gryn

Sabbath bride is a documentary film about Sabbath in London. It features prayers and music along with interviews and Sabbath food.

 

Excerpt from film that features singing of different pieces:

 

Additional excerpt from the film about Havdala:

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1987
Photo taken from Naomigryn.com

Kazablan

Directed by Menahem Golan

Kazablan is an Israeli musical starring Yehoram Gaon and is an Israeli take on Romeo and Juliette.

More information can be found at the National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University website.

The popular song Kol HaKavod from the film

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1973
Yehoram Gaon in Kazablan. Photo taken from Wikipedia

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