The Jewish Film Institute has partnered with Independent Television Service (ITVS) to launch Talk Amongst Yourselves, a community-building film and conversation series that harnesses the power of online connectivity to generate national dialogue about Jewish identity and experience. Like the famous One City One Book initiative, Talk Amongst Yourselves presents a film to watch online followed by a live-streamed, community conversation with thought leaders and experts.

How it Works

Watch…a film on JFI On Demand
Join…a live-streamed panel discussion on the film’s themes
Engage…in the conversation through innovative chat tools

Upcoming Events

A Conversation on Race and Identity in Film

Thursday, June 1 | Broadcast begins at 12:00PM PST

JFI hosts a panel discussion co-presented by Be’chol Lashon and Jewish Learning Works on questions of race and identity raised by Joel Katz’s extraordinary personal documentary White: A Memoir in Color (SFJFF 2012).

RSVP and receive a promo code to watch White: A Memoir in Color on JFI On Demand for free through June 1!

RSVP to Attend in San Francisco
RSVP to Watch the Panel Online


Lexi Leban, JFI Executive Director (moderator)
Lindsey Newman, Be’chol Lashon
Nicole Opper, 2017 JFI Filmmaker in Residence
Ilana Kaufman, Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Director, JCRC East Bay

Event Details

Thursday, June 1 | Broadcast begins at 12:00PM PST
from the Ninth Street Independent Film Center

RSVP to Watch the Live-Stream
RSVP to Attend in San Francisco

Past Events

Talk Amongst Yourselves: Wrestling Jerusalem
JFI kicked off its Talk Amongst Yourselves series in February 2017 with a San Francisco screening of the SFJFF36 breakout hit Wrestling Jerusalem followed by a live-streamed conversation with the film’s writer/star Aaron Davidman and KQED Forum host Michael Krasny. Audiences tuned in online for their far-reaching conversation about creativity, art-as-activism, and modern life in the Middle East. Watch the entire interview now.