Israelism Screening and Panel


80 min. | Erin Axelman, Sam Eilertsen

March 17, 2024

Israelism offers a glimpse into the ways that many Jews in the United States are educated about and come to identify with the State of Israel. Enter the story of two young adult Jews raised to defend Israel at all costs only to then join the movement of young American Jews battling the old guard over Israel’s centrality in American Judaism, and demanding freedom for the Palestinian people. Screening will be followed by a panel with filmmakers.

Subsidized: $9 | Standard: $13 | Sponsor: $36 | Sustainer: $180

Masks will be provided and required to be worn for this event.

SIFF year-round passes and vouchers are not valid for this screening.

  • Director: Erin Axelman, Sam Eilertsen
  • Principal Cast: Simone Zimmerman, Eitan, Abe Foxman, Peter Beinart, Jeremy Ben-Ami, Noura Erakat, Cornel West, and Noam Chomsky
  • Running Time: 80 min.
  • Language: English, Hebrew