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At Apachi J Camp, we blend traditional with new… old-school with songs, soccer, swimming and art… new-school with yoga, juggling, hip-hop and gaga. All infused with the spirit and values of the Jewish community.
With the Jewish New Year upon us, it’s time for reflection, introspection and evaluation of what was and what will be. Many of us have our own methods for bringing in the New Year and while they may be habits or traditions, there are other ways in addition to our usual traditions to welcome and encourage growth throughout the year. Consider how our own bodies can help alleviate fears and anxieties, facilitate change and encourage self-acceptance and forgiveness
We’re looking for student filmmakers of all experience levels to share previously created or new narrative or documentary short films (an original motion picture that has a running time between 3 and 10 minutes, including all credits) that thematically aligns with the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival.
1st: $1,000 | 2nd: $250 | 3rd: $100
If you’re not a student, you can also submit your film for possible inclusion!
The laughter of young children collides with the clack of a mahjong tile at the center of a lifelong friendship.
A teacher sharing Shabbat with a room full of four year olds stops a group of teens mid-text as they hear the soul of summer.
Throughout the corners of our city, one J moment connects to the next. Their collective power is a beacon of joy that illuminates our lives with an unmistakable vibrancy. We are JCC Chicago… and this is our story.