Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Become a Patron Today!

Dear Readers,

Become a Patron today and support the Rutgers Jewish Film Festival! The festival presents award-winning films that cover the important issues of our time and brings these stories to the wider public. We have chosen a full slate of fantastic films for the 22nd annual Film Festival, taking place November 7 - 21. Support from the community keeps this event going year after year and is the key to our success.


Image from TV series, Unchained

Image from TV series, Unchained.


Patrons and film sponsors who register by August 31 will receive:

  • A new Israeli TV series, Unchained that can be viewed in September and October.
  • Access to all festival films and speakers
  • Reserved seating for in-person festival events
  • Recognition on our website and throughout the festival.

Given the recommendations of the CDC and guidelines set by the state of New Jersey and Rutgers University, we will present a hybrid festival. Most films and discussions will be available online, and a select number of film talks will be in person. The safety of our community continues to be our top priority.

Our free Holocaust-related film screening has reached well over 1,500 public school students. We are working with teachers to make it possible again this year. 

Your gift enables us to make a meaningful impact on the community, fostering engagement with Jewish identity, culture, and history.

Click below to become a Film Festival Patron.



For more information, or if you prefer to pay by check, contact Sarah Portilla at or 848-932-4165.

We thank you for your generosity and hope you and your families stay safe and healthy.

All the best,

Nancy Sinkoff    

Bildner Center Academic Director

Karen Small

Film Festival Director


Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


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