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.
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.
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.
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