Desert Rock Garden, San Diego International Jewish Film Festival

The SDIJFF returns for 2022 with virtual screenings and in-person screenings at the David & Dorothea Garfield Theater at the Lawrence Family JCC, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS.

desert rock garden

desert rock garden is a memoir about belonging, family and creating something beautiful out of nothing.

A play about belonging and family during World War II. This fictional historical story of a young orphan and a Japanese immigrant who forge a friendship at the Topaz Relocation Center in 1943 reveals the ability to transform anything – loneliness and the arid desert – into something lasting.

When: Sunday at 2 p.m. Until Sunday February 20.

Or: New Village Arts Theater, 2787 B State Street, Carlsbad. newvillagearts.org

San Diego International Jewish Film Festival

When Shira and Maria fall in love and decide to get married, sparks begin to fly between their Israeli and German families, whose differences seem insurmountable.

Twenty-five contemporary feature films, eight short films and three television series will be screened. Catch the screenings in person at the David & Dorothea Garfield Theater and/or watch from the comfort of your home. February 9 The driver: Spend time with Marin Alsop, the first female music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.

When: Wednesday, February 9, from 1:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Until Sunday February 20.

Or: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. 2022sdijff.eventive.org

Gerald R. Schneider