SARATOGA SPRINGS—Saratoga Jewish Community Arts (SJCA) and the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York will present a showing of the new documentary “Children of Peace” on June 2 at Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, at 7 p.m.

Israeli Director Maayan Schwarzm visiting family in Saratoga, will be present for a discussion after the film showing. Schwarz is the cousin of Temple Sinai members Lollie Abramson, Mickey Stark, and Peri and Kevin Allen.

Schwarz grew up in Israel in the only community in the world where Palestinians and Israelis have chosen to live together. The village is called Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, “oasis of peace,” a social experiment. His film explores the lives of children who grew up there as best friends, but as adults, became aware of and lived with the daily, ongoing conflict around them. This documentary was made before the pogrom of October 7 and the Hamas war,.

He will preview the documentary for the first time in New York City at the Israeli Film Festival.

Advance registration is required. There will not be a Zoom presentation. Donations will be accepted. Registration for the program is at