About

The Edward S. Finkelstein Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival is an independent program under the auspices of the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg.

Currently celebrating its 27th season, the Festival is supported by the Jewish Community Foundation of Central PA’s Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival Fund.  The Jewish Community Foundation supports and secures all of our synagogues, agencies, and the programs and activities of the Harrisburg Jewish community.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to enrich the cultural life of the Greater Harrisburg area by presenting films that reflect contemporary and historical Jewish and Israeli experiences.  The Film Festival aims to encourage Jewish and Israeli artistic expression; to foster dialogue, debate and education; and to nurture creativity in the arts through films that represent a broad spectrum of thought and opinion.

2021 Jewish Film Festival Committee:

Julie Sherman, Chair     Ayelet Shanken, Co-Chair

Jared Beitman  •  Marcia Cohen  •  Joe Foner  •  Clare Garfield   

Barry Gordon  •  Cynthia Graeff   •  Arthur Hoffman  •  Jane Pomerantz 

 Rebecca Robinson  •   Roberta Silver