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25th Anniversary! March 19-29 | April 4-5, 2020

Founded in 1995, the Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) is the largest Jewish event in the Pacific Northwest, one of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the Puget Sound region, and a vital cornerstone of the Stroum Jewish Community Center’s Arts+Ideas season programs. Central to the SJCC’s community-building mission, SJFF brings people together to showcase the vibrancy and diversity of global Jewish and Israeli life through cinema.

Program Highlights: Tom Douglas Opening Night Dessert Party, VIP Gala, Sunday Brunch, free or reduced-cost Matinee @ the J for seniors, Closing Night Recelption, the SJFF REEL/REAL Difference Award, Audience Choice Awards, and culinary cinema programs including Israeli TV Dinners.

SJFF attendees cast their ballots for the festival's Audience Choice Awards for Best Narrative Feature Film, Best Documentary Feature Film and Best Short Documentary and Narrative Short Films. Every other year, SJFF names a REEL Difference and REAL Difference Award to distinguished filmmakers, producers, artists and agents of arts philanthropy and change. Past recipients include: Academy Award nominated German director Michael Verhoeven, Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis and documentary filmmaker Aviva Kempner, festival co-founder Deborah Rosen, Tiffany Shlain, and producer Michael Benaroya of Benaroya Pictures.

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Stroum Jewish Community Center: SJCC creates outstanding programs, partnerships and spaces that welcome everyone to learn grow and celebrate Jewish life and culture. Each year the SJCC serves over 15,000 people around the Puget Sound through Early Childhood Education, summer camp, enrichment, fitness and aquatics programs, and a rich cultural and performing arts lineup. 

Our Vision

The Stroum Jewish Community Center will inspire connections to build community and ensure Jewish continuity.

Our Mission
Together we create outstanding programs, partnerships and spaces that welcome everyone to learn, grow and celebrate Jewish life and culture.