Reel Jews

by George Robinson, November 8, 2007

Share Productions

Social issue documentary films that build cross cultural bridges

Cultures in Communion 'Shalom Ireland' casts an eye on Ireland's Jewish community 

Valerie Lapin Ganley, the director of a new film about the Jewish community in Ireland, learned as much about her subject while making the film as viewers do while seeing it. 

by Doug Chandler, January 28, 2004 

Director Fetes Two Cultures in 'Shalom Ireland'

"Shalom Ireland," director Valerie Lapin Ganley's documentary about Ireland's small but vibrant jewish community, manages to convey a huge amount of information about the past, present, and future of Ireland's Jewry, a community whose existence takes many by surprise.  The film showing in festivals around the U.S. in the coming months, creates a memorable, lyrical portrait of a people at a crossroads.

by Doug Chandler, January 27, 2004

The Long Ride/Labor Movement's involvement in immigration reform.

        Hosts: Kim Mandley and James Dennis

​                                     Starts at 2:21.  Ends at 19:13.

'I never realised there were other Jews in Ireland'

When Valerie Lapin Ganley first came to Ireland from her native America, she was bemused to find the Irish Jewish Museum listed in her travel guide. 

​by Lisa Jewell, September 11, 2004

Maureen explores the small yet revolutionary population of Irish Jews with Filmmaker Valerie Lapin and Dr. David Briscoe, grandson of Irish politician Robert Briscoe

Oct 1, 2017

Documentary tells of Michael Collins's Jewish gun-runner

A SPECIAL film about the Jewish community in Ireland is to be screened to mark the occasion of the Jewish New Year.

​by Nicola Tallant, September 10, 2004

Valerie Lapin with Shalom Ireland

​Maureen  fills in for Ronn on the Ronn Owens Show and talks with Valerie Lapin, Director of Shalom Ireland a one hour documentary, who discuss: the little known Jewish community in Ireland, Joseph Morrison, The Los Gatos Irish Writers' Festival and The Long Ride.

September 26, 2017

First Jewish wedding in Waterford to be featured at a WIT exhibition

With Mary O'Neill, On the Fringe, January 11, 2017

Hangin' With Langan Hosted by Maureen Langan

 Mo chats with filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley about her new documentary. 
Begins at 22 minutes 12 seconds. 

July 15, 2018

Ganadores del X Contra el silencio todas las voces

Winners of the 10th Against the Silence All the Voices

April 21, 2018

In the News

Dublin's Jewish Mayor recalled in film, by kin​

by Alexandra Lapkin, February 19, 2016​

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By Jet Li,  April 8,2017

​Oakland Film Festival Documentary Focuses on Immigrant Workers​​

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​Inauguran el Centro de Trabajadores en Huntington Park para la comunidad del sudeste de Los Ángeles 
Por  Norma Roque, 11 de abril de 2017
Como parte de la inauguracón, la cinesta mostrará su documental El Largo Viaje sobre la Caravana por reforma migratoria en 2003.  Se lograron derechos y el filme es relevante.  Con el actual gobierno federal estamos a la defensiva.
Huntington Park Workers Center Opens for Southeast Los Angeles Community
By Norma Roque, April 11, 2017

As part of the opening, the filmmaker will show her documentary The Long Ride about the bus ride for immigration reform in 2003.  Rights were achieved, and the film is relevant.  With the current federal government we are on the defensive.​