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.

23rd Annual Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival
was held on Eventive October 23 – November 4, 2020

The Crossing
(2019 • Norway • 90 minutes)
View Recording of Zoom Talkback with Sara Sillars, HERC Educator, and Timothy Boyce JD

Aulcie (2020 • Israel • 72 minutes)
View Recording of Zoom Talkback with Uria Roth, Community Shaliach and Director Dani Menkin

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (2019 • Germany • 119 minutes)
View Recording of Zoom Talkback with Rachel Baum, UWM Deputy Director of the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies and Jody Hirsh, JCC Judaic Educator

Thou Shalt Not Hate (2020 • Italy • 96 minutes)
View Recording of Zoom Talkback with Jenny Tasse, Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, and Pardeep Singh Kaleka, Executive Director of Serve2Unite, and Arno Michaelis founder Life After Hate

The Electrifiers (2019 • Israel • 90 minutes)
View Recording of Zoom Talkback with Uria Roth, Community Shaliach; Zvika Nathan, musician and leader actor and Director Boaz Armoni

Look for more details soon on our Winter Film Series which starts in January 2021.

2020 Festival Sponsors
Shel and Danni Gendelman Endowment Fund
Sylvia and Robert Seinfeld Jewish Film Festival Endowment Fund
Clarice S. Turer Charitable Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation
The Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival wishes to recognize the Marcus Theatre Department of the Marcus Corporation for their years of support.

2020 Film Festival Chairs
Cindy Benjamin & Ronna Bromberg Pachefsky

2020 Film Festival Committee
Elsie Crawford • Suzy Ettinger • Susan Friebert • Pam Kriger • Cindy Rasansky • Uria Roth • Eva Zaret

Questions about the Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival?

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

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