The PJFF36 Lineup Reveal is here! Start planning your festival now!

This fall, we are thrilled to bring you 33 films from 12 countries around the world.  Over the course of the Festival, you will have an opportunity to see 16 feature documentaries, 9 narrative feature films, and 8 short films, all selected after a year-long search by our extraordinary Screening Committee.  These films may delight, horrify, enrich, frustrate, sadden, edify, intrigue, calm, or excite you . . . but whatever they do, they are certain to fulfill our mission of celebrating Jewish identity, culture, history and community through the medium of film.  Click here to check out the PJFF36 Lineup – tickets on sale Monday!


Join us for “When Comedy Went to School” Sunday, Sept. 25!wcwts

Exploring the roots and legacy of the Borscht Belt comedy circuit, this hilarious and intimate documentary features rare clips of comedy all-stars and recent interviews with comedy icons including Robert Klein, Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jerry Stiller, and Jackie Mason. The film’s writer/producer Lawrence Richards will be our guest speaker at this special PJFF presentation! More…


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You Saw Them First At PJFF!

A number of recent PJFF Fall Festival and CineMondays alumni are hitting theaters and new arrival bins this summer! Whether you want to see them again or enjoy them with a friend who missed them at PJFF, check out these fantastic films on DVD, streaming, or in theaters for a limited time:

DOUGH  |  TO LIFE (À La Vie)  |  NATASHA  |  PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW


1_ThruYouPrincess_GlassThanks for a Wonderful PJFF35

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 7 incredible films in our spring CineMondays series and for helping us end our 35th year on a very high note! You helped make PJFF35 such a huge success. We had more than 700 guests at the Gershman Y for our CineMondays Opening Night film, IN SEARCH OF ISRAELI CUISINE, including special guest speaker Michael Solomonov, and we ended the series May 23 at International House Philadelphia with the feel-good audience favorite, PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW. If you enjoyed this season full of great films, exciting guests, and special events, then stay tuned for more information as we to celebrate our Double Chai 36th Anniversary Season.