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Become a member of the Jewish Film Institute and get the best access to transcendent Jewish storytelling in theaters and at home. Members enjoy exclusive benefits year-round, at the annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, and to our many online programs in the Bay Area and beyond. When you make a gift to JFI, you help to secure the future of Jewish filmmaking and empower independent voices to explore original, complex topics through experimentation, innovation, and collaboration.

All Jewish Film Institute members receive:

  • Discounts and pre-sales on tickets, passes, and Jewish Film Institute merchandise
  • Festival program guide mailed to your home (mailed only within the US to members who join or renew before June 15 annually)
  • Invitations to free member screenings year-round
  • Subscription to JFI E-news

Select Your Benefits

  • Discounts and pre-sales on tickets, passes, and Jewish Film Institute merchandise
  • Festival program guide mailed to your home
  • Donor recognition on the JFI website

Tax Deductible Amount: $60

Join Renew
  • Discounts and pre-sales on tickets, passes, and Jewish Film Institute merchandise
  • Festival program guide mailed to your home
  • Donor recognition on the JFI website

Tax Deductible Amount: $110

Join Renew
  • 4 ticket vouchers to any regularly-priced live or virtual program at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival or year-round
  • Discounts and pre-sales on tickets, passes, and Jewish Film Institute merchandise
  • Festival program guide mailed to your home
  • Donor recognition on the JFI website

Tax Deductible Amount: $202+

Join Renew
  • 1 All Festival Pass to the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
  • Invitation to SFJFF Member Preview
  • Discounts and pre-sales on tickets, passes, and Jewish Film Institute merchandise
  • Festival program guide mailed to your home
  • Invitations to member screenings year-round
  • Donor recognition on the JFI website
  • Onscreen recognition at the Festival

Tax Deductible Amount: $245

Join Renew
  • 2 All Festival Passes to the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
  • Invitation to SFJFF Member Preview
  • Discounts and pre-sales on tickets, passes, and Jewish Film Institute merchandise
  • Festival program guide mailed to your home
  • Invitations to member screenings year-round
  • Donor recognition on the JFI website
  • Onscreen recognition at the Festival

Tax Deductible Amount: $490

Join Renew
  • 3 All Festival Passes to the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
  • Invitations to SFJFF Member Preview and receptions throughout the Festival\
  • Invitations to member screenings year-round
  • Discounts and pre-sales on tickets, passes, and Jewish Film Institute merchandise
  • Festival program guide mailed to your home
  • Donor recognition on the JFI website, in the printed Festival Program Guide, and the onscreen pre-show at the Festival

Plus:

  • Sponsor a short film at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
  • Co-sponsor a feature film at WinterFest

Tax Deductible Amount: $1,435

Join Renew
  • 4 All Festival Passes to the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
  • 2 All Festival Passes to JFI WinterFest
  • Reserved seating at the Castro Theatre for all films
  • Invitations to SFJFF Member Preview and receptions throughout the Festival
  • Invitations to member screenings year-round
  • Discounts and pre-sales on tickets, passes, and Jewish Film Institute merchandise
  • Festival program guide mailed to your home
  • Donor recognition on the JFI website, in the printed Festival Program Guide, and the onscreen pre-show at the Festival

 Plus:

  • Co-sponsor a feature film at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
  • Sponsor a feature film at WinterFest

Tax Deductible Amount: $3,420

    Join Renew
    • 4 All Festival Passes to the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
    • 2 All Festival Passes to JFI WinterFest
    • Priority entry and reserved seating at the Castro Theatre for all films
    • Access to the Festival Lounge at the Castro Theatre
    • Invitations to SFJFF Member Preview and receptions throughout the Festival
    • Invitations to member screenings and private receptions year-round
    • Discounts and pre-sales on tickets, passes, and Jewish Film Institute merchandise
    • Festival program guide mailed to your home
    • Donor recognition on the JFI website, in the printed Festival Program Guide, and in the onscreen pre-show at the Festival

     Plus:

    • Sponsor a feature film at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
    • Sponsor a feature film at WinterFest
    • Sponsor a Next Wave event
    • Host a private event in the Festival Lounge

    Tax Deductible Amount: $8,420

      Join Renew
      • 4 All Festival Passes to the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
      • 2 All Festival Passes to JFI WinterFest
      • Priority entry and reserved seating at the Castro Theatre for all films
      • Access to the Festival Lounge at the Castro Theatre
      • Invitations to SFJFF Member Preview and receptions throughout the Festival
      • Invitations to member screenings and private receptions year-round
      • Discounts and pre-sales on tickets, passes, and Jewish Film Institute merchandise
      • Festival program guide mailed to your home
      • Donor recognition on the JFI website, in the printed Festival Program Guide, and in the onscreen pre-show at the Festival

       Plus:

      • Sponsor a Big Night film at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
      • Sponsor a feature film at WinterFest
      • Sponsor a Next Wave event
      • Host a private event in the Festival Lounge

      Tax Deductible Amount: $23,420

        Join Renew

        The Next Wave membership is specially-priced for film lovers ages 18–35. Benefits include:

        • 1 Next Wave Pass to the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
        • Invitation to SFJFF Member Preview
        • Discounts and pre-sales on tickets, passes, and Jewish Film Institute merchandise
        • Festival program guide mailed to your home
        • Invitations to member screenings year-round
        • Donor recognition on the JFI website
        • Onscreen recognition at the Festival

        Tax Deductible Amount: $0

        Join Renew
        • Discounts and pre-sales on tickets, passes, and Jewish Film Institute merchandise
        • Festival program guide mailed to your home
        • Donor recognition on the JFI website and onscreen recognition at the Festival
        • Invitations to filmmaker events year-round

        Tax Deductible Amount: $35

        Applicants to the JFI Completion Grants Program may pay their application fee by becoming a Filmmaker Member.

        Join Renew

        Contact

        Please contact the Jewish Film Institute Membership team to learn more about the many benefits of joining the JFI family. 

        T: 415.621.0556 x215 
        E: membership@jfi.org.
        Office Hours: Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm

        Tax Information

        The Jewish Film Institute is a 501(c)3 organization (EIN 94-2854068) 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. Benefits may be waived in order to take an additional write-off. Tax-deductible amounts are based on average usage.

        “Great, thought-provoking, diverse programming. I never found my Jewishness to be of interest to me before I began attending JFI events.”

        — JFI Member

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