The National Center for Jewish Film's
Annual Film Festival
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Thanks to our festival attendees, visiting filmmakers, scholars, and special guests, and to our sponsors!

For 40 years, NCJF has rescued, restored & exhibited rare films that document the vibrancy of Jewish life.

“Keeper of the Jewish film legacy.” —The Boston Globe
“Reviving a vanished heritage, a trove of priceless movies.”
—Time Magazine

Beverly Weinger Boorstein (1941-2016)
Attorney, Massachusetts Probate Court Judge, and pioneering advocate for gender equality & children’s rights. Beverly was a founding board member of NCJF: a central figure in the Center’s creation and advisor for more than 40 years. We are devastated by her passing, but celebrate her extraordinary life.

New Release: Rosenwald
Rosenwald screened at the White House!
Panel with Valerie Jarrett (Advisor to President Obama), Director Aviva Kempner, Ambassador David Saperstein & Hilary Shelton (NAACP)

| Watch video of Valerie Jarrett comment on the film and her ties to the story.

280+ Films on DVD
Films A-Z
Special Offers
• Coming Soon - Raise the Roof & Theodore Bikel

New Release: Carvalho's Journey
"Staggering...breathtaking." --Wall Street Journal
"Great story. Stunning visuals. A very rare treat." --Huffington Post
"Should really be seen on the big screen. Pure movie adventure. I absolutely loved this film.." --Unseen Films
CRITICS PICK - Time Out New York, Tablet, Forward, Denver Life

Raise the Roof wins 2 Audience Awards -
Washington Jewish Film Festival
Seattle Jewish Film Festival

Upcoming: Detroit Jewish Film Festival, St. Louis Jewish Film Festival

Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem

"Critics Pick" - Australia Jewish News
"The grandest event...must-see" -San Jose Mercury News
"Performance-packed doc destined to have a long life" -KQED
"Bikel accentuates the positive...a festival highlight" -San Francisco Chronicle

Mamele with Molly Picon - New Digital Restoration
“Sparkling gem… Picon is so delicious and quirky, you want to give her a knip in bekl (pinch her cheek).” – Forward
“Here are words to live by: Anything with Molly Picon is worth seeing. Mamele (is a) marvelous comic melodrama.” – KQED Public Radio
Critics Pick

NCJF in the News...

On CBS News Sunday Morning
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Profile in Hadassah Magazine
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Feature in Times of Israel
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Silent Film Classic: A Child of the Ghetto
“Griffith packs a remarkable density of incident and emotion."- The New Yorker

Stockholm Film Festival Jewish Museum in Stockholm New York Jewish Film Festival Maine Jewish Film Festival

Kol Nidre (1939) - NCJF Digital Restoration
A bissel of this, a bissel of that, Kol Nidre has a little bit of everything, combining family melodrama and romance with popular songs, cantorial music and comic bits in an inventive pastiche of themes and styles.

Aner Preminger
Book veteran Israeli filmmaker Aner Preminger (Blind Man's Bluff, On My Way to Father's Land) for your spring program.

We Remember Bob Szulkin
Our dear colleague and friend Bob Szulkin recently passed away. Bob was one of the founding and long time member of the Board of the National Center for Jewish Film.

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