14th Annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival  March 28 – April 8, 2019

Save the Date: March 28 - April 8, 2019

Founded in 2004 and presented by the Springfield Jewish Community Center, the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival proudly continues its tradition of showcasing two weeks of award-winning films from around the world. Join us for a multifaceted cinematic exploration of Jewish identity, community and history!

Our diverse lineup of films are screened across Western Massachusetts – this year in Amherst, Chicopee, Greenfield, Longmeadow, Northampton, Shelburne Falls, South Hadley, Springfield, and West Springfield – in venues ranging from Rave Cinemas to UMass to the Greenfield Garden Cinemas, with many stops in between. Visiting filmmakers, panel discussions and other special events provide unique opportunities for community dialogue, both within and outside of the Jewish community.

Year after year, PVJFF presents critically acclaimed films that not only entertain, but also provide opportunities for reflection, discussion, and a deeper understanding of our complex, diverse world. Film screenings and accompanying programs aim to illuminate universal themes such as identity and belonging, conflict and reconciliation in the Middle East, social justice and civic engagement.

We are thrilled to celebrate our 14th year of bringing educational, entertaining and thought-provoking Jewish-themed films to the Pioneer Valley community. See you at the movies!

Festival Team

Deb Krivoy, Festival Director
Nicole Longhi, JCC Cultural Arts
Fran Eisenberg, JCC Administration
Debbie Whitehead, JCC Marketing

Founders

Howard Polonsky
Dee DeGeiso
Michael Paysnick

Advisory Council 

Lawrence Fine
Lawrence Hott
Howard Polonsky
Jody Rosenbloom
Rabbi Mark Shapiro
Carlin Trietsch
Daniel Yalowitz

Festival Volunteers

Andrea & David Brinnel
Fred Brownstein
Claire Day
Sherry Dickerman
Elaine Geha
Jake Greenberg
Madlynn Haber
Arthur Haselkorn
Anne Knauf
Lisa Landon
Kelly Larkin
Judy Mazel
Rachel & Ralph Melnick
Alison Morse
Tina Moskal
Katie Olmstead
Margie Sobil
Abbie Weiss
Betty Wolfson
Daniel Yalowitz

 

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