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Oscar watch

Need someone to root for at the Academy Awards? Try a member of the tribe. Among the notable nominees with a Jewish connection at the Feb. 24 ceremonies are the Israeli documentary “The Gatekeepers,” which consists of interviews with six former heads of the Shin Bet; the documentary “5 Broken Cameras,” about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; and favorite son Steven Spielberg (pictured), nominated as best director for “Lincoln,” which  also is in the running for best picture.

4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 on ABC



sunday/24

“The Gatekeepers.” Screening of Oscar-nominated documentary in which six former heads of the Israeli intelligence agency Shin Bet discuss their decisions and the need for a two-state solution. Followed by Q&A with J Street board member and J Street U president. At Albany Twin, 1115 Solano Ave., Berkeley. 11 a.m. $8-$10. http://tinyurl.com/c3ptg7v.

wednesday/27

“Delicious Peace.” Documentary about Jewish, Christian and Muslim farmers in Uganda who overcome a history of conflict to form a fair trade cooperative. Includes coffee and chocolate tasting. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7 p.m. Free. http://www.marinjcc.org.

thursday/28

“My Neighborhood.” Documentary about a Palestinian teen who joins a community campaign after his family is forced to leave its home in East Jerusalem. Followed by discussion with filmmaker Ronit Avni. At Delancey Street screening room, 600 the Embarcadero, S.F. 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. film and discussion. $15. http://www.nif.org.

“Freilach.” Jewish music and cultural radio show from Russian River area. KGGV 95.1 FM. 8 p.m. Stream at http://www.kggv.blogspot.com.

saturday/2

“A Life Apart: Hasidism in America.” Documentary about daily life for contemporary Hassidic Jews in New York City. At Congregation Beth Israel Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way, S.F. 7 p.m. Free.(415) 586-8833.

thursday/7

“Arab Labor.” Marathon screening of four episodes of the Israeli sitcom. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. $8-$10. http://www.jccsf.org.


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