Young Friends of GPJFF


Young Friends of GPJFF aims to cultivate a unique community of Philadelphia film lovers dedicated to celebrating and sharing Jewish stories from around the world through cinema. By expressing what makes Jewish culture and heritage meaningful to our generation, we will influence the narrative that informs the way future generations will see and experience their Jewish identity and legacy.

Throughout the year, Young Friends will have many opportunities to see films that resonate with our generation. In addition, Young Friends will meet the world’s freshest, up-and-coming filmmakers and industry insiders. We’ll meet at bars, screening rooms, living rooms, and of course, GPJFF events!

Interested in joining Young Friends of GPJFF? Contact Nick McNamara, Development Associate of GPJFF, at or (215) 446-3013.

Upcoming Events


Sunday, November 18
5 PM @ Gershman Y
$30Buy Tickets Here

The final film of the festival, this joyful, toe-tapping musical doc celebrates the Jewish origins of some of the most classic Christmas songs. The event will be followed by a White Elephant Party plus a delicious Christmas-themed Chinese buffet dinner.

Ugly Christmas sweaters optional!


Thursday, December 6
7 PM @ South Street Cinema
FREE (suggested donation of $10)Register Here

This special curated evening of shorts, latkes, and vodkas features four incredible short films by four talented young filmmakers.

This event is intended for ages 21-39. Tickets may only be picked up at will call the night of and ID will be required.

Become a Young Friend | $125 (40 and under)

Our Young Friend Supporter level comes with benefits including:

  • TWO tickets to any Young Friends event
  • Name listed on website
  • 25% off tickets to Fall Fest, CineMondays, and year-round film screenings and events
  • Invitations to VIP social gatherings

Interested in becoming a Young Friend? Contact Nick McNamara, Development Associate of GPJFF, at or (215) 446-3013.