PBJFF January 18 - February 11, 2018




As much a labor of love as a mission, The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival strives to bring the finest examples of cinema from around the world to South Florida. The chosen films are as diverse as our community. Some focus on Jewish issues, others spotlight Jewish achievement and valor; still others document Jewish culture, arts, and history. All of our films celebrate the Jewish experience and the diversity of the community. Founded in 1990, the festival continues to grow and evolve as we continue to expand our selection of narrative features, short films and documentaries to reflect the tastes and needs of our audience. Now year-round, we continue the process of engaging, entertaining and educating through film events for greater Palm Beach County.

Advisory Committee

Donald M. Ephraim, Chair
Ellen Falk
Marjorie Konigsberg, Opening Night Chair
Vivian Lemelman, Screening Committee Chair
Doreen Lieberman, Special Events Chair
Paula Lustbader
Ron Sider, Volunteer Chair
Cyma Satell
Claire Tornay
Renee Walden
Naomi Weissenberg


Festival Staff

Ellen L. Wedner, Vice President Arts & Culture and Festival Director
Mario Lopez, Film Festival Manager
Robin Hoffenberg, Arts & Culture Partnerships Membership Manager
Melissa Engleberg, Book Festival Manager
Bonnie Wind, Film & Literary Society Membership
Cynthia Pellach, Administrator Arts & Culture
Sharon Waltman, Administrative Assistant Arts & Culture

Screening Committee

Vivian Lemelman, Chair
Helen Bix
Don Ephraim
Vivienne Felberman Ivry
Ellie Hart
Gail Haymovitz
Marjorie Konigsberg
Doreen Lieberman
Maxine Marks
Marilyn Mitzner
Larry Parsky
Ron Sider
Nancy Sims
Carole Spilberg
Claire Tornay
Renee Walden
Naomi Weissenberg

Email PBJFF@JCConline.com to become a Film Society Member at the $80 Actor Level and enjoy:
1) Early Ordering before the public - December 22 to January 2
2) Discounts on all festival tickets and year round film programming
Click here to purchase tickets or call 1.877.318.0071.
Advance purchase helps guarantees your seat!
Box Office open to the Public: January 3 - February 11