Barshop JCC Jewish Film Festival

Film Festival

The Barshop JCC Jewish Film Festival promotes Jewish values and diversity through the medium of film, striving to entertain, educate, and raise community awareness of Jewish identity, history, and culture.


Film Festival History 
Held annually, typically in February, the Jewish Film Festival was conceived in 2001 by Mel Pomerantz whose persistent efforts brought it to life. Films are selected through an arduous process that includes identifying, researching, and screening more than eighty films each year to select the best to present to the community. 

The Festival has been held at a number of locations, including the Barshop JCC in the Holzman Auditorium, San Antonio Museum of Art, Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro, Santikos Embassy 14, Santikos Palladium IMAX, and now Regal Cinemas Alamo Quarry 16.

The Sequel 
In addition to the annual Jewish Film Festival, the JCC features film screenings throughout the year. This series of films, also selected by the Festival Committee, is aptly called "The Sequel", and offers the community the opportunity to enjoy cinema outside of the Film Festival. The JCC also hosts a number of Film Events throughout the year in conjunction with Jewish holidays, special celebrations, and more.
The Committee 
Wendy Barker, PhD • Jim Barshop • Clarance Dickinson* • Steven G. Kellman, PhD • Sandy Levenshus* • Alan Petlin • Ann Pomerantz • Sharon Teich • Sandy Weingart

*2019 Film Festival Co-Chairs

Sponsorship Opportunities
Providing Jewish Art events to our community is an important component of our JCC Mission. With the dedication of generous sponsors, we are better able to connect our community to a full array of arts and culture events.

As a thank you, our Sponsors receive entitlements over the course of the Festival. For information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 Jewish Film Festival, contact Aliyah at 210-302-6827.

For more information about the Barshop JCC Jewish Film Festival, please contact Allison Cornwell at 210-302-6828.

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