The Tampa Jewish Community Centers & Federation and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties cordially invite you to the 22nd Annual TBJFF Opening Night Event on Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Bryan Glazer Family JCC Ballroom | 522 N. Howard Avenue | Tampa


Reception begins at 6:00 pm with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails


The festivities continue inside the theatre with the JLTI graduation and Starr award presentation to Anita & Herm Greenberg and Myra & Robert Sann.


The feature film BYE BYE GERMANY | 7:30 pm


Coffee and Dessert immediately following the film.

We congratulate all of our emerging leaders
for completing the
2017-2018 Jewish Leadership Training


Abby Altman

Nathan Black

David Goldschein

Yoni Haim

Jeff Katzman

Cory Kleinman

Lance Misztal

Loren Pincus

Jessica Schneider

Michael Schwartz

Aaron Slavin

Lauryn Solomon

Jacklyn Steinberg

Luy Teitelroit

Brian Waksman

Bye Bye Germany


German star Moritz Bleibtreu is a defiant Holocaust survivor looking to strike it rich in postwar Frankfurt, in BYE BYE GERMANY, a brisk, polished drama tempered with bittersweet humor. Though haunted by his family’s murder at Auschwitz, hustler David Bermann (Bleibtreu) is determined to eke out a living in his battle-scarred homeland. He recruits Jewish traveling salesmen to a shady scheme, selling overpriced linens door-to-door to guilt-ridden Germans. Meantime, he faces interrogation by a comely American military intelligence officer about his past as an alleged Nazi collaborator, her impassivity no match for the charismatic jokester. With a jaunty klezmer-style score and Yiddish-inflected dialogue, this fresh historical perspective is an utterly engaging salute to European Jews who chose to tough out painful memories to reclaim their lives.

Bye Bye Germany

Online ticket sales for this film are now closed.

Tickets will be available at the door.

Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival

Running Time 102 minutes | Genre Narrative | Subject Anti-Semitism, Funny Stories, German Stories, The Holocaust & WWII | Directors Sam Garbarski | Country Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg | Year 2017 | Language German, English with Subtitles