Member Screenings

Jewish Film Institute members are regularly invited to sneak previews of hot off the presses independent and studio films. To be added to the invitation list, join the Jewish Film Institute today.

Recent JFI Member Screenings

Holy Silence

Holy Silence

Holy Silence, a thought-provoking new documentary, examines the role of Vatican and US leaders in shaping the Church's response to the rising Nazi threat and antisemitism spreading across Europe.

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Youth Jury 2020 Award Ceremony | Masel Tov Cocktail

Youth Jury 2020 Award Ceremony | Masel Tov Cocktail

We are pleased to announce the winning film of JFI’s Second Youth Jury Award, Masel Tov Cocktail, co-directed by Arkadij Khaet and Mickey Paatzsch.

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Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles

Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles

Via London, Versailles, and Instagram, Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles follows famous chef YotamOttolenghi on his quest to bring the sumptuous art and decadence of Versailles to life in cake form atthe Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

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Herb Alpert Is

Herb Alpert Is

A documentary on the life and work of Herb Alpert, dubbed Herb Alpert Is…

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Mayor

Mayor

MAYOR is a real-life political saga following Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second term in office. His immediate goals: repave the sidewalks, attract more tourism, and plan the city's Christmas celebrations. His ultimate mission: to end the occupation of Palestine. Rich with detailed observation and a surprising amount of humor, MAYOR offers a portrait of dignity amidst the madness and absurdity of endless occupation while posing a question: how do you run a city when you don't have a country?

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Best of the Fest: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

Best of the Fest: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

The preeminent jazz label of all time, which once boasted the great innovators of the great African American form—Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, for starters—was founded by a couple of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany who became aficionados and respected authenticity over profits. Sincere devotion to the art form resulted in a legacy that is still an influence on young musicians. A complete delight from beginning to end.

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JFI Next Wave Presents: Jojo Rabbit Sneak Preview

JFI Next Wave Presents: Jojo Rabbit Sneak Preview

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The Song of Names

The Song of Names

Martin Simmonds (Tim Roth) has been haunted throughout his life by the mysterious disappearance of his “brother” and extraordinary best friend, a Polish Jewish virtuoso violinist, Dovidl Rapaport, who vanished shortly before the 1951 London debut concert that would have launched his brilliant career. Thirty-five years later, Martin discovers that Dovidl (Clive Owen) may still be alive, and sets out on an obsessive intercontinental search to find him and learn why he left.

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  • 4 All-Festival passes
  • Priority admission & reserved seating at the Castro Theater (only)
  • Access to VIP Lounge at the Castro Theatre (only)
  • 2 WinterFest Passes
  • Invitations to privately hosted events year-round

 Plus these sponsorship opportunities:

  • Opportunity to sponsor a Big Night Film or Event at the summer Festival
  • Opportunity to host a private reception on the Castro Mezzanine
  • Opportunity to sponsor a film at our annual WinterFest
  • Opportunity to sponsor a Next Wave event

 Plus:

  • Recognition in the Festival pre-show reel
  • Invitation to Festival Launch Party
  • Invitations to private Festival receptions
  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts on year-round programs
  • Invitations to member-only sneak preview screenings year-round
Join Renew
  • 4 All-Festival passes
  • Priority admission & reserved seating at the Castro Theater (only)
  • Priority admission and Access to VIP Lounge at the Castro Theatre (only)
  • 2 WinterFest Passes
  • Invitations to privately hosted events year-round

Plus:

  • Recognition in the Festival pre-show reel
  • Invitation to Festival Launch Party
  • Invitations to private Festival receptions
  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts on year-round programs
  • Invitations to member-only sneak preview screenings year-round

Plus these sponsorship opportunities:

  • Opportunity to sponsor a film at the summer Festival
  • Opportunity to host a private reception on the Castro Mezzanine
  • Opportunity to sponsor a film at our annual WinterFest
  • Opportunity to sponsor a Next Wave event
Join Renew
  • 4 All-Festival passes
  • Reserved seating at the Castro Theatre (only)
  • Invitation to Festival Launch Party
  • Invitations to private Festival receptions
  • 2 WinterFest Passes
  • Recognition in the Festival pre-show reel

Plus:

  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts on year-round programs
  • Invitations to member-only sneak preview screenings year-round

Plus these sponsorship opportunities:

  • Opportunity to co-sponsor a feature length film at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
  • Opportunity to sponsor a film at our annual WinterFest
Join Renew
  • 3 All-Festival Passes
  • Invitation to Festival Launch Party
  • Invitations to private Festival receptions
  • Recognition in the Festival pre-show reel

Plus:

  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts on year-round programs
  • Invitations to members-only sneak screenings year-round

Plus these sponsorship opportunities:

  • Opportunity to sponsor a short film (Festival or online)
  • Opportunity to co-sponsor a film at WinterFest
Join Renew
  • 2 All-Festival Passes
  • Invitation to Festival Launch Party

Plus:

  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts on year-round programs
  • Invitations to members-only screenings year-round
Join Renew
  • 1 All-Festival Pass
  • Invitation to Festival Launch Party

Plus:

  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts on year-round programs
  • Invitations to members-only screenings year-round
Join Renew
  • Invitations to members-only sneak preview screenings year-round
  • 4-Flix card (good four any 4 screenings at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival)

Plus:

  • Website recognition and in the Festival catalog
  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts year-round, including during the summer Festival
Join Renew
  • Early ticket-buying privileges and discounts on summer Festival and all year-round exhibitions
  • Discounts on tickets year-round, including Festival tickets
  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Website recognition
Join Renew
  • Early ticket-buying privileges and discounts on summer Festival and all year-round exhibitions
  • Discounts on tickets year-round, including Festival tickets
  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Website recognition
Join Renew
  • One Next Wave Pass to the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival*
  • Invitation to VIP Festival Preview
  • Early ticket-buying privileges to summer Festival programs and to all year-round exhibitions
  • Discounts on tickets year-round, including Festival tickets
  • Invitations to year-round Next Wave programs and events
  • Festival Catalog mailed to your home
  • Website recognition

*The Next Wave Pass is a specially priced all-festival pass permitting access to all SFJFF films and events.

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JFI is a 501(c)3 organization and your membership contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.  The tax deduction is limited to the excess of the contribution over the fair market value of any items received in exchange for the donation. Please consult your tax advisor or the IRS to learn more about the deductibility of your donation. Please advise staff if you do not wish to receive benefits and deduct 100% of your membership contribution. Donor Advised Funds may not be used to purchase memberships, tickets, or to attend the annual shabbat dinner.

Fair Market value of 2019 donor benefits:  

  • All-Festival Pass: $355
  • Four (4)-Flix Card: $48
  • WinterFest Pass: $80
  • Next Wave Pass: $45

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