|A story of
three secular women’s journey into the Orthodox Jewish world.
As they grapple or embrace, their experiences throw pat answers about
tradition, community, and meaning into relief.
National Educational Media Network
Magnes Museum Jewish Video Competition
Francisco Jewish Film Festival
in Judiasm Journal
York Times Online
Jewish News Weekly
compelling. . .
—Kevin Thomas, LA Times
us neither stereotypes nor mush headed proselytizing … A
very personal and generous film about the search for meaning.
— San Francisco Weekly
intelligence, sympathy, nuance and grace, Sarah’s Daughters
raises provocative questions about the complexity of contemporary
women's lives and options. This film will help us teach all of our
daughters how to search for a meaningful life of their own.
— Judith Stacey, Contemporary Gender Studies, USC
of the most sensitive, judicious, and nuanced explorations of the
women’s relationships to Judaism. . . . it raises questions,
invites sympathy, and leaves open space for conversation.
— Lori Lefkowitz, Center for Jewish Women’s and
is about real people with complicated lives—like all of
us—who demonstrate that making religious choices hardly ever
comes with total certainty and without regrets. . . . to have the
capacity to imagine what a different, but equally valid expression of
Judaism feels like—Sarah's Daughters guides us in learning
some of the necessary empathic skills which would make pluralism
— Vanessa L. Ochs, author, Words on Fire
wonderful documentary about Judaism and women's lives
today—and how the two fit and don't fit together. . . . The
film has a rich texture and tremendous warmth. . . . I watched it with
my wife and daughter and we all gave it two thumbs up.
— Rodger Kamenetz, author, The Jew and the Lotus
provocative film suggests that contemporary Jewish women
can’t simply go home again, but most find ways to build new
homes on traditional foundations.
— Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, Union of American
the Advancement of Jewish Education
Assembly--American Jewish Federations
of San Francisco
Jewish Women’s Project
Foundation of Jewish Culture
Museum of American Jewish History
Jewish Community Centers, Jewish Federations, synagogues, Hillels and
women’s groups, around the country.
& universities around the world
Jose Film Festival)
International Documentary Film Festival (IDA)
Film Festival (Italy)
Women's Film Festival
International LGBT Festival
Women in the
Director's Chair Festival
Short Film Festival
Festivals in: Australia, Buffalo, Denver, Detroit, Miami, Montreal,
Portland, Saint Louis, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Seattle,
Toronto, Tucson, Virginia, Washington DC, Saint Louis, and Maine.