The Jewish Film Institute inspires communities in San Francisco and around the world to expand their understanding of Jewish life through film, media and dialogue. JFI introduces communities to new stories from emerging and established filmmakers, champions freedom of expression and showcases content that reflects Jewish experience through a contemporary lens.

Become a Member

Membership has its privileges. Become a member of the Jewish Film Institute and help preserve groundbreaking Jewish film for generations to come while receiving exciting benefits to exclusive events in the Bay Area and beyond.

Learn More


JFI depends on donors like you to continue to present the world’s most innovative and original new voices to the Bay Area and beyond. Make a donation now to preserve the rich history of Jewish communities throughout the world, one film at a time.

Learn More

Next Wave

Our Next Wave programs explore contemporary life through a Jewish lens and showcase emerging filmmakers, artists, and thinkers putting a new spin on expression and identity through film and media today. Membership includes a specially priced Festival pass ($35), offering tremendous access to special events, film screenings, artist talks and more at SFJFF and throughout the year.

Learn More


Volunteering for the Jewish Film Institute is a terrific way to meet other film lovers and see great films. Applications for volunteers are welcome year round.

Learn More


JFI extends its thanks to the generous sponsors and supporters who make its work possible. JFI has a dynamic sponsorship program, which offers exceptional year-round co-branded marketing opportunities throughout the year. As a JFI Sponsor, you will be recognized as a committed community partner, devoted to sustaining the rich arts and cultural landscape of the Bay Area.

Learn More

Members & Supporters

Thank you to our current members and supporters.

Learn More

Community Partners

Learn More »