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Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival

Adults 18+ Marcus North Shore Cinema, Stream at Home Virtually
Sharing uniquely Jewish stories from across the globe.

see you at the movies

For thousands of years, Jewish communities have shared wisdom, values, and experiences. Each fall, the JCC presents the Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival with in-person screenings at the Marcus North Shore Cinema and streaming options available for at home viewing.

Program Benefits

Our dedicated Film Festival committee works for many months viewing and discussing potential films. The committee eventually curates a diverse festival that showcases Jewish stories from across the globe, balancing time periods, locations, and topics. The committee only selects films that are not yet available via streaming in the United States.

Our committee selects stories from throughout the world – Israeli stories, European stories, American stories, and all around the globe.

While many enjoy attending our in-person screenings at the Marcus North Shore Cinema, which provide an opportunity to engage with this content as a community, we also appreciate that most of our distributors are continuing to allow us to offer streaming options for those who need, or who prefer to watch the films at home.

a community effort

The Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival is an important component of Tapestry: Arts & Ideas from the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and is made possible by Marcus Theatre Department of the Marcus Corporation, the Shel and Danni Gendelman Endowment Fund, and the Sylvia and Robert Seinfeld Jewish Film Festival Endowment Fund.

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