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  • Opening Night Festivities

    Happy Hour | Film | Dessert Party

    Opening Night Film: THE UNORTHODOX: Actor Shuli Rand (USHPIZIN) dazzles in this spirited, suspenseful story about Israel’s first Sephardi political party.

    Special Events: Join friends and the SJCC board at 7:30pm for happy Hour (cash bar) in the AMC Lobby, and a Tom Douglas Dessert Party after the 9pm show.

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  • Schedule Announced: Tickets on Sale!

    36 films. 180 emotions. thousands of friends.

    Be a part of the lights, camera, action. Experience REEL emotions + REEL connections at this 11-day cinematic exploration and celebration of global Jewish and Israeli life, history, culture, and cinema for everyone.

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  • Meet the Stars! 

    Filmmakers, musicians, scholors + more

    The Seattle Jewish Film Festival enriches the moviegoer experience by presenting special guest speakers before and after select screenings. A variety of filmmakers, academics, authors, critics and other experts engage with the audience during introductory remarks and post-film Q&A sessions.

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  • Centerpiece Film + Author

    Celebrate 100 Years of Leonard Bernstein

    Jamie Bernstein discusses her new book, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein before the documentary film, "Leonard Bernstein: Larger Than Life." Reception, book sales, and signing afterwards.

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    Bring in the Donation!

    There is still time to sponsor a film! Help us meet our fundraising goal before Opening Night. There are still 10 films in need of a sponsor (min. $1000). For more info, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or donate online below.

    Individual Donors | Corporate Partners
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  • Opening Night Festivities

    Happy Hour | Film | Dessert Party

    Opening Night Film: THE UNORTHODOX: Actor Shuli Rand (USHPIZIN) dazzles in this spirited, suspenseful story about Israel’s first Sephardi political party.

    Special Events: Join friends and the SJCC board at 7:30pm for happy Hour (cash bar) in the AMC Lobby, and a Tom Douglas Dessert Party after the 9pm show.

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  • Schedule Announced: Tickets on Sale!

    36 films. 180 emotions. thousands of friends.

    Be a part of the lights, camera, action. Experience REEL emotions + REEL connections at this 11-day cinematic exploration and celebration of global Jewish and Israeli life, history, culture, and cinema for everyone.

    Film Line-up  button

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  • Meet the Stars! 

    Filmmakers, musicians, scholors + more

    The Seattle Jewish Film Festival enriches the moviegoer experience by presenting special guest speakers before and after select screenings. A variety of filmmakers, academics, authors, critics and other experts engage with the audience during introductory remarks and post-film Q&A sessions.

    guest button
               trans-1px 2019 sjff special guest homepage
  • Centerpiece Film + Author

    Celebrate 100 Years of Leonard Bernstein

    Jamie Bernstein discusses her new book, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein before the documentary film, "Leonard Bernstein: Larger Than Life." Reception, book sales, and signing afterwards.

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               trans-1px Leonard Bernstein Website Homepage DRAFT v4
  • Whoohoo! 

    Bring in the Donation!

    There is still time to sponsor a film! Help us meet our fundraising goal before Opening Night. There are still 10 films in need of a sponsor (min. $1000). For more info, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or donate online below.

    Individual Donors | Corporate Partners
               trans-1px 2018 SJFF Pamela Donation Hompage

Film Festival Homepage

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SJFF: REEL EMOTIONS | REEL CONNECTIONS

36 films. 180 emotions. thousands of friends.

From titles to rolling credits, the Seattle Jewish Film Festival is a rainbow of emotions, sensations, and connections to Israeli and Jewish life in the Puget Sound and around the world. For some, the experience is physical: filled with hugs, smiles, and shared journeys to far off places. For others, it's an intellectual pilgrimage, where contemporary Jewish innovation reveals cutting-edge trends and avant-garde thought leadership. Many of us flock to SJFF for incredible info-tainment and history remade; to hear the languages of Hebrew, Ladino, and Yiddish within earshot; to see sweeping foreign landscapes that stir memories; and to joyfully consume both food and ideas. From opening night with Tom Douglas, to our klezmer brunch and sports film featuring new sponsor Mangia Bene Catering, to happy hours in the J Café, and Cinebarre's full-menu venue—fragrant food events dish up delicious delight.

Music underscores this year's festival. We'll celebrate the centennial of larger-than-life classical composer Leonard Bernstein and hear jazz greats of the legendary Blue Note Records, and also enjoy live performances from The Klez Katz! and the Garfield High School Jazz Program Combo.

mi sjcc50 logo dec2018 blueAs the Stroum Jewish Community Center celebrates its 50th anniversary on Mercer Island, and 70th in greater Seattle, we proudly bring our community and region together for this annual event. Join us for 36 films of the SJFF rainbow in 11 colorful days across downtown Seattle, Mercer Island, and the Eastside.

The 24th annual SJFF is about reel emotions and reel connections that we share with one another. Enjoy this community event like all SJCC events and programs, where people gather to experience the joy of togetherness. "All love, no lonely!"


You can still support the Seattle Jewish Film Festival. View Sponsorship Levels & Benefits: Individual Donors | Corporate Partners | Community Parnters (nonprofits)


 

Special Guests

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2019 Attendees
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Dirs. Liz Brown/Michelle Dunn Marsh

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Dir. Micah Smith

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Dir. Paula Eisent

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Jamie Bernstein

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J Members: Discount Pricing & No Processing Fees Ever!

Our new ticketing system recognizes current J Members so you never pay ticket processing fees.

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Before paying, be sure to hit "redeem benefits" and enter name and email address - that's how the system recognizes you! Call our box office if you need help

Contact Us

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To speak with an SJFF box office representative or staff by phone, please call 206.388.0833. Otherwise, if you need assistance with something else just:

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