Jewish Media

Film & Video


Carmel Jewish Film Festival

Congregation Beth Israel Carmel 5716 Carmel Valley Road Carmel, CA 93923
(800) 838-3006

Celebrates the artistry of film and educates viewers with film offerings conceived and created through a Jewish lens. The intention is to entertain, to provoke discussion and to provide experiences that engage both mind and heart, helping to bridge cultural and religious differences and contribute to solidarity and peace within the greater community.

San Francisco

Jewish Community Library

Jewish LearningWorks 1835 Ellis St. San Francisco`, CA 94115
(415) 567-3327
Director Howard Freedman
Reader services librarian Rose Katz

Northern California's largest collection of Jewish media features hundreds of DVDs and videos on a wide range of subjects, including dozens of Israeli feature films, all circulating to the public at no charge. Extensive public programs include film classes and screenings.  Located on the Jewish Community High School campus, with free gated garage; parking entrance on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets.

San Francisco

Jewish Film Institute

145 Ninth St., Suite 200 San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 621-0556 Fax: (415) 621-0568
Marketing & communications manager Nate Gellman

The premier curatorial voice for Jewish film and media internationally and a leading arts organization in the Bay Area. Introduces audiences to new voices, ground-breaking stories and thought-provoking content, inspiring communities to expand their understanding of Jewish life through film, media and dialogue.

San Francisco

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

145 Ninth St., Suite 200 San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 621-0556 Fax: (415) 621-0568
Marketing & communications manager Nate Gellman

With over three decades of leadership, this is the first and largest film festival of its kind and the signature program of the Jewish Film Institute, a San Francisco nonprofit media arts organization that inspires communities in San Francisco and around the world to expand their understanding Jewish life through film, media and dialogue. Annually showcasing over 70 films from more than a dozen countries, the festival is an important stop on the Bay Area arts calendar and the largest Jewish cultural event in the region. Programs include music, food, parties, and opportunities to interact with filmmakers and artists. Screening in five Bay Area venues in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Oakland, Berkeley and San Rafael, this is an influential showcase bringing together filmmakers and audiences to celebrate Jewish cinema and explore its new frontiers.


San Francisco

J. The Jewish News of Northern California

225 Bush St., Suite 480 San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 263-7200 Fax: (415) 263-7211
Publisher Steve Gellman
Editor Sue Fishkoff

Covering Bay Area Jewish life since 1895, J. offers a weekly print edition and e-newsletter, as well as a robust new website and growing social media presence. Local, national and international news, features and opinion pieces focusing on Bay Area Jewish life,  Israel and the Jewish world.  Print subscriptions: $46.50/year. For a free 4-week print trial, email Sign up for free weekly e-newsletter at Follow on Facebook at or on Twitter @jewishsf.


South Bay

Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley 14855 Oka Road Fax: Suite 200 Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 357-7503 Fax: (408) 356-0733
Executive editor Amanda Glincher

Four-color newspaper delivered to 8,000 Jewish homes in Silicon Valley. Published six times yearly, it covers local, national and international news of importance to the Jewish community. Includes a comprehensive calendar section of all Jewish events in Silicon Valley.

San Francisco

New Life Russian Émigré Bulletin

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco 3200 California St. San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 292-1275/ (415) 292-1239 Fax: (415) 276-1550
Editor Olga Makedontseva
Business manager Yanina Nemirovskaya

Russian-language bulletin that helps Bay Area Russian Jewish émigrés adapt to Jewish American life. Annual circulation is nearly 4,000 subscribers


Bay Area



A weekly radio show and podcast featuring lectures and programs presented at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Podcasts are on the KALW, JCCSF and NPR websites and can be downloaded on iTunes.

Bay Area


(415) 254-1147
Producer Suzan Berns

Interview show airing Sundays at 5 a.m. on KPIX, Channel 5. Jews, Catholics and Protestants rotate weeks. Jewish segment host Rabbi Eric Weiss focuses on culture and religious and community issues.