Film: American Birthright

Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021

Wednesday, November 10 at 7 pm ET
$15 GA- Click Here for Tickets
In Person at the National Museum of American Jewish History
enter code “nmajhPJFM41” at check-out for a $5 discount

Movies are back! Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media (PJFM), formerly known as Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, is back with its 41st Annual Jewish Film Festival. Two weeks of the best in Jewish international cinema! Fall Fest will take place both *in theaters and venues throughout Philadelphia and stream on-demand. This evening will feature the Philadelphia premiere of the film “American Birthright

COVID-19: Proof of vaccination with ID is required for entry. Masking is required inside all areas of the Museum, which will be limited in capacity. A photo of your vaccination card on your phone will be accepted.

About The Film
“Should I marry Jewish?” This is the question that Becky Tahel Bordo ponders when her younger sister marries outside of her faith. Born in Israel and raised in the US, Becky is a writer, actress, and filmmaker (you may have seen her in that Jdate commercial!) who never really gave the ramifications of an interfaith marriage much thought while growing up. However, her sister’s selection of a non-Jewish partner – an act some Jewish households still consider taboo – inspires Becky to probe deeper into her Jewish identity and explore the reasons for her initial ambiguity. With a suitcase and camera in hand, Becky embarks on a trip to the Holy Land to “edJEWcate” herself and re-examine her relationship with Torah. In creating her own “birthright” trip, Becky’s spiritual journey enlightens and helps her further embrace her Jewishness. With universal appeal and a Philly connection to boot, this light-hearted and intimate doc will resonate with anyone who’s ever struggled with their sense of identity and purpose.

Watch the Trailer


Questions or Comments?
Call PJFM at (215) 545-4400, email, or visit the PJFM official website.

Please Note: masks are required inside the National Museum of American Jewish History, which will be limited in capacity.


This program is presented by Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media in partnership with the National Museum of American Jewish History