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May 3, 2012 (San Diego) -- On three days in May, the Anti-Defamation League San Diego Regional Office with special support provided by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego will be presenting a festival of film, music, and lectures highlighting the historic, and contemporary journey of the Jewish people.

The first event,Jews in Mexican Cinema will occur on May 9.  Jews got involved primarily as producers during the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, but it wasn't until recent times that the Jewish experience in Mexico was reflected on-screen. Film director Isaac Artenstein will discuss content and the specific contributions of Jewish filmmakers in Mexico, utilizing clips from films like Norah’s WillNovia Que Te Vea, and his own documentary, Tijuana Jews.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Venue: David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC
                                           4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla 92037
                                           Tickets: $10.00
Jaime Valle will appear in Jazz Latino with Jewish Inspirations, on May 17. The award-winning jazz guitarist-composer-producer  has performed worldwide with various  artists, including Sammy Davis Jr. and Poncho Sanchez. Special guest Jazz and Latin singer Coral MacFarland will perform in Ladino, the Spanish-Jewish dialect spoken by Sephardic Jews.

Whether he’s playing straight-ahead jazz, Latin jazz, or wild jazz-rock with Santana overtones, guitarist Jaime Valle is a mainstay of our music scene!” – SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE.

Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Venue: 98 Bottles
2400 Kettner Blvd. #110, San Diego 92101
Tickets: $20.00 (includes admission to the Concert and a $5 drink ticket)
The Struggle for Tolerance in Mexico will be the topic presented by Enrique Chmelnik,  a journalist and researcher who hosts “El Aleph de Radio Red: La Voz Judia en la Radio,” the only Jewish radio program in Mexico on the popular radio station Radio Red. He was the Deputy Director of Content for the Museum Memoria y Tolerancia in Mexico City, in charge of developing video scripts, audio guides and general research. He will discuss the current state of discrimination and tolerance in Mexico with an historic perspective. 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Ohr Shalom Synagogue 
2512 Third Avenue, San Diego 92103
Tickets: $5.00
Purchase Tickets
A limited number of ¡Celébrate! passes are available for $30.00. Passes provide admission to the Film Seminar, Concert (+ 1 drink ticket), and Lecture. Tickets for admission to individual events may also be purchased separately.


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