A festival of Jewish film & storytelling

For thousands of years, Jewish communities have shared wisdom, values, and experiences. In written word, visual arts, and today in film and television – storytelling has been among the most meaningful characteristics of our community and strength.

The Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival celebrates the quality, diversity, and innovation of Jewish film making from around the world. Narrative or documentary, new or old, the Film Festival finds the highest quality films that speak to the Jewish experience, tell uniquely Jewish stories, or come from the finest Jewish filmmakers across the globe.

Over five days at the Marcus North Shore Cinema, join us for this entertaining, engaging, and informative experience – the likes of which can’t be found anywhere else.

Save the Date for the 23rd Annual Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival
Sunday-Thursday, October 25 – 29, 2020

2019 Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival was brought to you by
Tapestry: Arts & Ideas at the JCC • Marcus Cinemas • Shel & Danni Gendelman Family JCC Endowment Fund • Sylvia & Robert Seinfeld Jewish Film Festival Endowment Fund • Clarice S. Turer Charitable Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation • Milwaukee Jewish Federation • United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

2019 Film Festival Chairs
Cindy Benjamin & Ronna Bromberg Pachefsky

2019 Film Festival Committee
Elsie Crawford • Suzy Ettinger • Susan Friebert • Pam Kriger • Marie Kohler • Brian Mani • Cindy Rasansky • Keren Weisshaus • Eva Zaret.

Questions about the Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival?

Contact Micki Seinfeld, Director of Special Events, at 414-967-8235.

When the lights come up!

The film festival is just the tip of the iceberg. The JCC shows free Jewish films and offers cultural and educational events throughout the year.

Free Jewish Films

Explore Jewish films on a large screen, in an informal classroom setting, with friends and neighbors from throughout your community for free.

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Sponsor an Event

More than opportunities to raise support and awareness, JCC Special Events are an opportunity to come together as a community, celebrate our successes, and move forward towards long lasting impact.

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Judaic Education

At the JCC, we’re committed to ensuring that education is a lifelong journey, and that we serve as a destination for Jewish life, education, and engagement.

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