Short Treats on J-Flix

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January 8, 2022

Hey…couldn’t we all use a laugh about now? J-Flix offers up some free smiles with these short treats.

J-Flix is a FREE digital initiative of the Toronto Jewish Film Foundation showcasing the rich legacy of Jewish content films from Canada’s leading presenter for almost 30 years. Over 100 curated titles are available for streaming including documentaries, feature length narratives, shorts, along with beloved archival films – all of which represent the global and inclusive flavour of TJFF programming.

Check back often because new films are added weekly!

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The Little Dictator
TJFF2017

In this short comedy, an uncharismatic professor has a shaving mishap, resulting in an unfortunate moustache. Thank you to the Ma’ale Film School for allowing us to use this film.

The Tailor
TJFF2013

A hilariously charming reconstruction of a Borscht Belt–era joke.

Frog Hunt
TJFF2014

As her grandson helps her move to a retirement home, Hannah insists on visiting a housing complex that holds some very vivid memories for her. This journey creates a new bond between her and her grandson.

The 10th Man
TJFF2013

In this wryly-comic film, it’s Erev Yom Kippur and the elderly congregation of an East End London synagogue is one man short of a Minyan. With time running out, the hunt is on for the 10th man.

Welcome And…Our Condolences
TJFF2014

In this award-winning comedy from filmmaker Leon Prudovsky (Five Hours from Paris), a Russian Jewish family’s already traumatic immigration experience is heightened to absurd proportions when their old aunt dies on the plane just before they reach Israel.

How To Break Into Yiddish Vaudeville
TJFF2015

How does an Episcopal kid from Kansas become a Yiddish Vaudeville performer? Shane Baker shares his story in this humourous animated short.

I’m A Mitzvah
TJFF2014

Ben Schwartz stars in this funny and touching film about a young American who performs the mitzvah of Shemira (watching over the dead before burial) for his deceased friend while stranded overnight in rural Mexico.

Spring Chicken
TJFF2017

Three-time champion of her Israeli retirement home’s annual Purim costume contest, 95-year-old Anny Junek hatches a plan for a fourth win.

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