Become a Member

When you become a member of the Jewish Film Institute, you join a community of film lovers who sustain original, innovative, and thought-provoking film and media that champions freedom of expression and illuminates life through a Jewish lens in the Bay Area and beyond.

JFI members receive a range of fabulous benefits, including early ticket buying privileges to all Festival and year-round events, special offers in our bi-weekly newsletter, and invitations to exclusive screenings.

Become a Member

  • Early ticket-buying privileges and discounts on summer Festival and all year-round exhibitions
  • Discounts on tickets year-round, including Festival tickets
  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Website recognition
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  • Early ticket-buying privileges and discounts on summer Festival and all year-round exhibitions
  • Discounts on tickets year-round, including Festival tickets
  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Website recognition
Join Renew
  • Invitations to members-only sneak preview screenings year-round
  • 4-Flix card (good four any 4 screenings at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival)

Plus:

  • Website recognition and in the Festival catalog
  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts year-round, including during the summer Festival
Join Renew
  • 1 All-Festival Pass
  • Invitation to Festival Launch Party

Plus:

  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts on year-round programs
  • Invitations to members-only screenings year-round
Join Renew
  • 2 All-Festival Passes
  • Invitation to Festival Launch Party

Plus:

  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts on year-round programs
  • Invitations to members-only screenings year-round
Join Renew
  • 3 All-Festival Passes
  • Invitation to Festival Launch Party
  • Invitations to private Festival receptions
  • Recognition in the Festival pre-show reel

Plus:

  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts on year-round programs
  • Invitations to members-only sneak screenings year-round

Plus these sponsorship opportunities:

  • Opportunity to sponsor a short film (Festival or online)
  • Opportunity to co-sponsor a film at WinterFest
Join Renew
  • 4 All-Festival passes
  • Reserved seating at the Castro Theatre (only)
  • Invitation to Festival Launch Party
  • Invitations to private Festival receptions
  • 2 WinterFest Passes
  • Recognition in the Festival pre-show reel

Plus:

  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts on year-round programs
  • Invitations to member-only sneak preview screenings year-round

Plus these sponsorship opportunities:

  • Opportunity to co-sponsor a feature length film at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
  • Opportunity to sponsor a film at our annual WinterFest
Join Renew
  • 4 All-Festival passes
  • Priority admission & reserved seating at the Castro Theater (only)
  • Priority admission and Access to VIP Lounge at the Castro Theatre (only)
  • 2 WinterFest Passes
  • Invitations to privately hosted events year-round

Plus:

  • Recognition in the Festival pre-show reel
  • Invitation to Festival Launch Party
  • Invitations to private Festival receptions
  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts on year-round programs
  • Invitations to member-only sneak preview screenings year-round

Plus these sponsorship opportunities:

  • Opportunity to sponsor a film at the summer Festival
  • Opportunity to host a private reception on the Castro Mezzanine
  • Opportunity to sponsor a film at our annual WinterFest
  • Opportunity to sponsor a Next Wave event
Join Renew
  • 4 All-Festival passes
  • Priority admission & reserved seating at the Castro Theater (only)
  • Access to VIP Lounge at the Castro Theatre (only)
  • 2 WinterFest Passes
  • Invitations to privately hosted events year-round

 Plus these sponsorship opportunities:

  • Opportunity to sponsor a Big Night Film or Event at the summer Festival
  • Opportunity to host a private reception on the Castro Mezzanine
  • Opportunity to sponsor a film at our annual WinterFest
  • Opportunity to sponsor a Next Wave event

 Plus:

  • Recognition in the Festival pre-show reel
  • Invitation to Festival Launch Party
  • Invitations to private Festival receptions
  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts on year-round programs
  • Invitations to member-only sneak preview screenings year-round
Join Renew
  • One Next Wave Pass to the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival*
  • Invitation to VIP Festival Preview
  • Early ticket-buying privileges to summer Festival programs and to all year-round exhibitions
  • Discounts on tickets year-round, including Festival tickets
  • Invitations to year-round Next Wave programs and events
  • Festival Catalog mailed to your home
  • Website recognition

*The Next Wave Pass is a specially priced all-festival pass permitting access to all SFJFF films and events.

Join Renew

JFI is a 501(c)3 organization and your membership contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.  The tax deduction is limited to the excess of the contribution over the fair market value of any items received in exchange for the donation. Please consult your tax advisor or the IRS to learn more about the deductibility of your donation. Please advise staff if you do not wish to receive benefits and deduct 100% of your membership contribution. Donor Advised Funds may not be used to purchase memberships, tickets, or to attend the annual shabbat dinner.

Fair Market value of 2019 donor benefits:  

  • All-Festival Pass: $355
  • Four (4)-Flix Card: $48
  • WinterFest Pass: $80
  • Next Wave Pass: $45

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