BETWEEN TWO WORLDS: The American Jewish Culture Wars 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.

70 minutes
SDH Captioning for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

Directed by Alan Snitow & Deborah Kaufman
Produced by Snitow-Kaufman Productions
Editor: Kenji Yamamoto


Screening options:
$29.95 Home Use House Party DVD purchase (private use only)

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$100 Small Community Screening (1-50 people)
$200 Medium Community Screening (51-100 people)
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"A forceful work that draws power by raising questions that don't find any neat resolutions."
The Jewish Daily Forward


"...A poignant and perceptive look at the difficulties of discourse within the Jewish community. At a time when civil discourse around Israel and social justice has become increasingly difficult, this film offers much-needed inspiration to open up space for conversation within our community."
Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Executive Director of Rabbis for Human Rights-North America


"Fascinating… provocative… candid… involving."
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times


"One of the best films I've ever seen about the contradictions of American Jewish life."
Peter Beinart, Author and Journalist

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