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.
Film & Video
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.
Annual Jewish film festival celebrates international and independent films at local theaters. Formerly under the aegis of the Jewish Federation of the East Bay, the festival has now become independent.
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.
A two-week festival offering independent, award-winning feature and documentary films that portray a diverse Jewish experience. April 30 – May 4, 2016
Annual series held in the fall features award-winning international films and documentaries on Israel, Jewish heritage, mystery and tradition. Films also presented during the rest of the year.
Annual fall film festival featuring award-winning films from documentaries to dramas, portraying Jewish life around the world.
Covering Bay Area Jewish life since 1895, J. offers a weekly print edition and e-newsletter, as well as a growing social media presence. Local, national and international news, features and opinion pieces focusing on Israel and the Jewish world. Print subscriptions: $46.50/year. For a free 4-week print trial, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up for free weekly e-newsletter at www.jweekly.com/newsletter. Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jewishsf or on Twitter @jewishsf.
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.
Russian-language bulletin that helps Bay Area Russian Jewish émigrés adapt to Jewish American life. Annual circulation is nearly 4,000 subscribers
Founded by Michael Lerner, Tikkun brings together progressive religious and secular voices to address social transformation, environmental concerns, politics and the Middle East.
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.
Interview show airing Sundays at 5 a.m. on KPIX-5, Channel 5. Jews, Catholics and Protestants rotate weeks. Jewish segment host Rabbi Eric Weiss focuses on culture and religious and community issues.