Shalom Life | November 18, 2014

Sarah Silverman is Returning to Israel

The comedian will be a special guest at the Jewish Jerusalem Film Festival.

By: Sara Torvik

Published: November 14th, 2014 in Culture » Film » News

The Jewish Jerusalem Film Festival is coming up this December and Sarah Silverman will be making an appearance as a special guest.

On Friday, the Israeli daily Yedioth Aharonoth reported that Silverman will attend a gala screening of her stand-up comedy show Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles for which she received an Emmy Award earlier this year. After the screening, Silverman will stick around for a Q and A session with the audience and be awarded a prize by the festival for her achievements in comedy.

Silverman has never shied away from her Jewish identity and has always utilized it in her comedy routines. She also has a sister who is a Reform rabbi living in Jerusalem and an active member of the Women of the Wall, which is an organization aimed at securing an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall. After her sister was arrested last year for praying at the Kotel, Silverman tweeted: “SO proud of my amazing sister & niece for their ballsout civil disobedience. Ur the tits!”

The Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival is in its 16 year and runs from December 16 to 23, presenting feature films, documentaries, shorts, animated and avant-garde films on Jewish themes and those relating to Israel and the Diaspora, according to the website of the Jerusalem Cinematheque. This event will also be the first publicized visit to Israel for Silverman since 2011, when she attended the Conference of the President of Israel and performed in Tel Aviv, so her fans will definitely be thrilled to have her back.

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