The Jerusalem African Community Center

Cafe Avra Productions has recently produced two videos for the Jerusalem African Community Center’s crowdfunding campaign to raise additional funds for their children’s programs.

It was wonderful to meet their amazing and dedicated staff, as well as interviewing some brave and kind refugees from Eritrea that live in Jerusalem and raise their families here.

Please watch the first video below which features the parents of some of the children in these programs and click here to visit the campaign page.

 

Once the second video (that features the educators in their programs) is up and running I will update you!

Hope you are having a wonderful summer and all the best from Jerusalem.

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Meet Yuvi Katz, of Friends by Nature

We are so happy to start working again with the amazing non-profit Friends by Nature – Community Empowerment who create community garins in 8 locations around Israel, for Ethiopian-Israeli families. (You must, must visit their thriving community garden in Gedera!)

We have subtitled in English this short, recently aired news clip to introduce their very own, inspiring, Yuvi Katz on her way to the Jewish National Fund – JNF conference in New York last week.

Link: https://youtu.be/C2AwQbmK4dY

Training Clergy in an Era of Climate Change: An Interfaith Conference

We are happy to finally see the re-cap video we made (both filmed and edited) for Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Israel and The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development up on Youtube!

This was an incredibly informative conference and discussion on ways to incorporate climate change and other ecological issues within religious education, especially in seminaries.

We hope to work with both the Interfaith Center and KAS on more projects in the future.

The Art of Motherhood

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I am very humbled to share this emotional video we produced to promote and fundraise for the upcoming  “Art of Motherhood” exhibtion as part of the 2nd Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art which opens this Sukkot (Sept.24-Nov.5 2015).

Link: https://youtu.be/IlVldhKrfV4

All our creative mothers out there will truly relate to trying to find the right balance between the home and their artistic drive.

Click here to visit their Indiegogo page and support this wonderful and important exhibition.

Summer Camp for Ethiopian Israeli Kids

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Café Avra Productions is really pleased to have been able to make this video for Friends by Nature’s Summer Camp Campaign.

This is such an important initiative to give these wonderful kids an inspiring summer.

After the recent protests around Israel from this community, we hope more people are aware of the need to support such programs.

Please click on the image below to be transferred to the Indiegogo page and to see the video.

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Our film “Alternative Jerusalem Day” to be exhibited in Austria

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We are excited to announce that our film “Alternative Jerusalem Day”  will be exhibited at the Jewish Museum Hohenems in Austria from May 10, 2015-Feb 14, 2016.

Link: http://www.jm-hohenems.at/en/exhibitions/current_exhibition/

The exhibition is about the “controversial” light rail train in Jerusalem..as they call “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

For the past three years, a controversial streetcar has been connecting Jerusalem’s west with Jewish settlements in the city’s Palestinian eastern part. This public means of transport is a place of encounter between inhabitants, whether Israeli or Palestinian, pilgrims and tourists, religious and secular people. The Jewish Museum Hohenems takes its visitors on a journey through the city that is considered holy by Jews, Christians, and Muslims. A city, people from all over the world claim for themselves. A city, in which all conflicts of the past and present have their place.

If anyone is passing through Austria, please stop by….