Shalom Ireland is a documentary about Ireland's remarkable, yet little known Jewish community. The one hour film chronicles the history of Irish Jewry while celebrating the unique culture created by blending Irish and Jewish traditions. From gun running for the Irish Republican Army during Ireland's War of Independence to smuggling fellow Jews escaping from the Holocaust into Palestine, Shalom Ireland tells the untold story of how Irish Jews participated in the creation and development of both Ireland and Israel. The film aired on RTÉ, Ireland's national public broadcaster, and has screened at more than a hundred film festivals, community centers, universities and synagogues around the world.
Funding for Shalom Ireland was provided by the American Ireland Fund, Ammerman Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, David & Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation, Morris J. & Betty Kaplun Foundation, Pacific Pioneer Fund, Peninsula Community Foundation, Ira M. Resnick Foundation, Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, Robert Sillins Foundation, Allen & Ruth Ziegler Foundation and individual donors. Shalom Ireland was made in association with RTE. Support for distribution was provided by the Consul General of Ireland, Western States and the Irish Arts Foundation. Shalom Ireland was sponsored by the San Francisco Film Society.
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