Between tradition and change, between loyalty and dissent…

Between Two Worlds

a 70 minute film

“The film’s graceful, seamless, thoroughly engaging blend of family and communal history is sure to stimulate thousands of provocative conversations about the challenges of Jewish identity in the post-Holocaust era.” -Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author & founding Editor, Ms. Magazine

“One of the best films I’ve ever seen about the contradictions of American Jewish life.”
-Peter Beinart, author & journalist

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Who speaks for a divided community at the crossroads?

BETWEEN TWO WORLDS is a groundbreaking personal exploration of the community and family divisions that are redefining American Jewish identity and politics. The filmmakers’ own families are battlegrounds over loyalty to Israel, interpretations of the Holocaust, intermarriage, and a secret communist past.

Filmed in the United States and Israel, this first-person documentary begins with a near riot at a Jewish Film Festival in San Francisco, reveals the agonizing battle over divestment from Israel on a university campus, and shows the crackdown on dissent in Israel itself.

PBS KQED News Interview

Listen to Deborah and Alan interviewed about Between Two Worlds on, July 27, 2011

PBS KCRW News Interview