Newburyport Jewish Film Festival, May 2012

(Newburyport News, April 27, 2012) Newburyport will host its first Jewish Film Festival next week with a screening of four topical and thought-provoking documentaries, as well as a movie classic. The festival will run Thursday, May 3, through Sunday, May 6, and is being sponsored by Congregation Ahavas Achim, North Shore Teen Initiative and Camp Menorah.

"Circumcise Me," about a Catholic convert to Judaism, will be the feature film on Saturday, May 5, at 8:45 p.m. at Congregation Ahavas Achim. The film features Yisrael Campbell, who has become a stand-up comedy star in Israel. Campbell's routine riffs on the fact that he converted to Judaism three times, once reform, once conservative and once orthodox.

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