The Kelly Library collects resources to support two degree programs of the Faculty of Theology: the Master of Arts in Theology and Jewish Studies and the Master of Theology in Jewish Studies. The collection includes documentaries about Jewish history, culture, and theology.
See also the lists of:
D 810 .J4 F72 2004z DVD
Two documentaries about Anne Frank and the Holocaust.
NA4600 .A78 2008 DVD
3 (50 minute) programs
The art and architecture of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
DS135 .I8 A87 2008z DVD
A documentary about the efforts of the bishop and clergy of Assisi to save Jews from Nazi persecution during World War II.
D 805.5 .A96 A973 2005 DVD
A documentary which draws from over 100 interviews with camp survivors, newly released documents, archival footage and dramatic re-enactments of key moments. Also offers an alarming look at the mindset of the perpetrators.
DS102.95 .R83 2005 DVD
24 (30 minute) lectures
DS119.76 .B56 2007 DVD
74 minutes; released 2007.
Digging at the truth beneath the hype and headlines of the Arab-Israeli conflict, this film features interviews with top officials from former Israeli Prime Ministers, Mideast scholars, Hamas leaders, soldiers, terrorists, and the families caught in the middle of the fighting. Directed by Isidore Rosmarin.
BM705 .B757 2000z DVD
A documentary about the use of male circumcision as a sign of the covenant between God and the Jewish people.
D804.195 .B76 2004 DVD
Five separate films about survivors of the Jewish Holocaust.
BM658.2 .C368 2003 DVD
Three of the world's most renowned cantors perform Jewish religious and secular music.
JC599 .G27 C45 2004 DVD
80 minutes; released 2003.
More than three million Palestinians live in The West Bank and Gaza Strip, which has been under Israeli military authority since 1967. This award-winning film documents the impact of the enforced boundaries know as "checkpoints" on the Israeli border, the border guards drafted to monitor them, and the Palestinians who pass through them every day. In Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles. Directed by Yoav Shamir.
BL80.2 .W57 1996 v.3 VHS
Religion professor Huston Smith talks with Bill Moyers. Part of the Wisdom of Faith series.
BM198.2 .T84 2004 DVD
A documentary about Jewish psychiatrist Rabbi Avraham Twerski.
DS135 .I8 D43 1999 DVD
A series of interviews with Italian priests, nuns, and laypeople who helped to hide Jews during the Second World War.
BM526 .D447 2000 DVD
An introduction to the Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism.
D804.6 .D47 2001 DVD
64 minutes; released 2001.
This documentary tells the little-known Holocaust stories of small groups of Turkish Muslims, Jews and Christians who worked together to save Jewish lives during the Second World War. Directed by Victoria Barrett.
D804.3 .W54 2002 DVD
108 minutes; released 1996
A documentary on Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, following him from the village of his birth in Hungary to Auschwitz and Birkenau. Narrated by William Hurt.
DS 150.5 .D53 2005 DVD
A documentary about the complex relationship between Christian and Jewish Zionists.
DS 135 .E75 F35 2004 DVD
80 minutes; released 1983.
The plight of Ethiopia's Jewish community and the politics which led to their return to Israel in the 1980's.
DS119.7 .F53 2000 DVD
6 (50 minute) programs
A PBS series about the conflict between Israelis and Arabs.
PQ2683 .I23 Z46 2002 DVD
Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and author of the Holocaust memoir Night, talks about his life, work and concerns for the future of humankind. He discusses his experiences as a journalist in Paris and Jerusalem, his authorship of more than 40 novels, plays and essays, and the events of September 11, 2001.
DS135 .H93 K67 2005 DVD
80 minutes; released 2005.
A film about Evar Kor, a victim of Josef Mengele's horrific human experiments at Auschwitz, who finds in herself the power to forgive Mengele and encourages others to do likewise.
JC599 .G26 G39 2002 DVD
74 minutes; released 2002.
James Longley's documentary about Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip under Israeli occupation.
DS146 .G4 G4 2004 DVD
83 minutes; released 1981.
This documentary about the Holocaust, narrated by Elizabeth Taylor and Orson Welles, received an Oscar for best documentary in 1982. Directed by Arnold Schwartzman.
BM198.2 .H36 2002z DVD
An introduction to the lives of Lubavitcher Hassidic children, with special emphasis on the example of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.
BX1378 .H33 2008 DVD
An examination of the response of Pope Pius XII to the Nazi extermination of Jews during World War II.
DS102.95 .H4 1998 DVD
9 (60 minute) programs
The 5000 year history of the Jewish people.
DS135 .N4 H544 2004 DVD
The story of Dutch Christians who saved Dutch Jews from the Holocaust.
D804.65 .H545 2004 DVD
A documentary about a Holocaust survivor who returns to Poland with his two sons to find the Christian farmers who hid him from the Nazis.
PJ4567.5 .D832 1994 DVD
An aid to learning Hebrew using oral reading exercises and charming animations.
BM198.2 .I26 2000z DVD
A sequel to Hand in Hand about the lives of Lubavitcher Hassidic children, with special emphasis on the example of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.
D804.177 .I52 2008 DVD
Every November an interfaith retreat is held at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Filmed over a period of seven days, this documentary tells the story of five retreatants, among them a rabbi, an atheist, and a Catholic priest, and how they come face to face not only with their own vulnerabilities and complicity but with newfound strength, peace, and glimmers of hope.
DS135 .E6 I58 2001 DVD
122 minutes; released 2000.
A documentary about the Kindertransport, the successful rescue of 10,000 German, Austrian, and Czechoslovakian Jewish children just prior to the outbreak of World War II. Narrated by Judi Dench. Directed by Mark Jonathan Harris.
DS 126.5 .I587 2003 DVD
6 (60 minute) programs; released 1992.
Former Israeli amabassador to the United States Abba Eban chronicles the birth and development of the state of Israel. Featured in interviews and archival footage are Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, Winston Churchill, Anwar Sadat, Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin. English with optional Hebrew, Russian and Spanish subtitles.
DS119.765 .J46 2002 DVD
54 minutes; released 2002.
A controversial documentary from the Palestinian perspective about the Israeli army's occupation of the town of Jenin in April 2002.
BM157 .F57 2005 DVD
3 (30 minute) programs
A Jewish convert to Christianity traces the tenets and liturgy of Judaism, and shows their fulfillment in Catholicism.
DS112 .K56 2003 DVD
Focusing on the stories of such legendary figures as Abraham, Moses and King David, Kingdom of David tells the story of the Israelites--their beginnings nearly 3,000 years ago and the subsequent birth of the world's first major monotheistic religion. Directed by Carl Byker and Mitch Wilson.
BM674.2 .A3 L47 1998 VHS
An aid to learning fifteen Hebrew prayers used in the Sabbath service.
D804.195 .M35564 2006 DVD
57 minutes; released 2005.
Interviews with four Dutch citizens who risked their lives to protect Jews during World War II.
D804 .G4 M46 2005 DVD
In 1945, British and American film crews accompanyed Allied troops as they liberated Nazi death camps. These crews witnessed and captured Nazi atrocities firsthand. The resulting film, directed in part by Alfred Hitchcock but left unfinished, was rediscovered by PBS Frontline in 1984.
BT296 .M4 2003 DVD
A dramatic presentation about a first-century C.E. rabbi who accepts Yeshua of Nazareth as the Messiah.
BV2623 .W56 A3 2009 DVD
Lauren Winner's course of seven ways of Christian formation inspired by the Jewishness of Jesus.
BL625 .J646 2008 DVD
36 (30 minute) lectures
D805 .G3 N84 2003 DVD
31 minutes; released 1955.
Produced ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, this documentary depicts the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek. Audio-track in French with English subtitles. Directed by Alain Resnais.
DS135 .S7 N38 2006 DVD
approx. 440 minutes.
Hosted by Yitzhak Navon, the fifth president of Israel, this documentary visits historical sites that tell the story of the Jews in Spain, Portugal, and Majorca. Audio-track in English.
BM695 .P35 P37 2005 DVD
The celebration of the Passover Seder in an American home. Starring Zola Levitt and Doris Witmer.
BM695 .P35 P373 1994 VHS
Elie Wiesel guides the viewer through a family celebration of the Passover Seder using live action, original illustrations, and animation.
DS 149 .P49 2005 DVD
7 (60 minute) programs; released 1979.
Relates the drama of the Jewish people's return to Zion and the establishment of the State of Israel. Also portrays the Jewish-Arab struggle for Palestine, persecution of Jews in Europe, the war of 1948 and David Ben-Gurion's Declaration of Independence. Narrated by Ian McKellen.
DS146 .U6 P768 2006 DVD
95 minutes; released 2005.
This documentary examines the rise of anti-Semitism in the USA after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
BM650 .S484 1990 DVD
This documentary helps the viewer better understand Jewish life and customs by looking at the Sabbath, the meaning of Kosher, Chanuka, the Shofar, Mezuzah, Tfilin, and Tzedakah.
E184.3 .S65 S33 2002 DVD
A dcoumentary about the Jewish experience in the American South.
D804.3 .S563 2003 DVD
9 hours, 26 minutes; released 1985.
Without dramatic re-enactment or archival footage, this documentary uses interviews with suriving camp inmates, SS commandants and eyewitnesses to unearth disturbing details--including timetables, finances, and logistics--about the step-by-step Nazi plan to carry out the Holocaust. Directed by Claude Lanzmann.
BX4705 .T44 S578 2006 DVD
88 minutes; released 2004.
The story of Sister Rose Thering, a Dominican nun who has made the battle against anti-Semitism her life's work.
BM659 .S3 S644 2005 DVD
A documentary about a Vancouver woman artist and calligrapher who decides to create a Torah scroll.
D804.66 .S84 S85 2005 DVD
Approx. 82 minutes; released 2000.
A documentary about a Japanese diplomat who saved 40,000 Lithuania Jews from the Holocaust.
BM501 .T35 2007 DVD
Pierre-Henri Salfati trances the history of the Talmud, the reository of millenia of Jewish wisdom.
E184 .J5 T44 2001 DVD
2 (60 minute_ programs
A documentary history of Jews in the United States from 1654 to 1880.
BM693 .T6 T5 2000 VHS
2 videocassettes, 170 minutes
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson celebrates the High Holy Days.
DS119.76 .T62 2007 DVD
Two women meet in an emotionally charged encounter that underscores the deep roots of the Israel-Palestinian conflict. One is the mother of an 18 year old Palestinian suicide bomber. The other is the mother of a 17 year old Israeli student killed in the suicide bombing.
DS119.76 .T73 2002 DVD
A documentary about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict from the Palestinian perspective.
DS63.2 .U5 Y37 2003 DVD
24 (30 minute) lectures
A Teaching Company course. Course description.
BM645 .P7 K872 2000 VHS
Harold Kushner pursues the paths of six people who have confronted and overcome monumental loss. Inspired by the best selling book of the same name.
BM520.73 .W67 2002 DVD
A documentary about the seven Noahide laws (belief in one god, respect for the divine, do not murder, proper sexual conduct, do not steal, system of justice, respect for all life), and how they can lead to world peace.
BT296 .Y4 2000 VHS
A two-part documentary which explores the Jewish religious atmosphere in which Jesus grew up and its influence on his message.
D810 .J4 Z44 1998 VHS
A documentary about the efforts of the Council for Aid to Jews in Occupied Poland to rescue Jewish people from death in the concentration camps during the Second World War.