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14th St Y-Kaddish

Kaddish screening

Sunday, Jan 28, 2024, 7PM

theater of the 14th st y, nyc

in commemoration


international Holocaust

Remembrance day

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Steve Brand and Shelly Freeman, Chief of Staff at YIVO.
The event is co-sponsored by FEDsocial and the 14th St Y.

Kaddish 2-Disc DVD now available!

New 4K Restoration of the classic 1984 documentary,
featuring Yossi Klein Halevi

Lovingly restored by IndieCollect, Kaddish is at long last available for educational and home use.

Bonus Features Include:

  • A 30 Years Later interview with Yossi Klein Halevi, today a best-selling author (Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor), speaker and Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem

  • An interview with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Steve Brand

  • New Trailer!

  • Review Excerpts

  • Deleted Scenes

  • Photos

  • Booklet

  • and MORE!!


Webinar — The Ongoing Relevance of the Film "Kaddish" Forty Years Later

June 6, 2022, 1pm EDT

A conversation between filmmaker Steve Brand and the film’s subject, noted author and speaker Yossi Klein Halevi, sponsored by the International Center for MultiGenerational Legacies of Trauma (ICMGLT).

The discussion was moderated by Dr. Yael Danieli, a leading authority on the continuing impact of trauma through generations. Dr. Danieli served as chief humanities advisor to the film.


We are happy to announce that the new 4K Restoration of this award-winning documentary had its World Premiere at the 2022 New York Jewish Film Festival at Lincoln Center.

The film was screened in-cinema as well as virtually, accompanied by a Q&A with filmmaker Brand, film protagonist Yossi Klein Halevi, and Aviva Weintraub, Director of the New York Jewish Film Festival.