1st Annual Greenville Jewish Film Festival

Our 1st Annual Film Festival is in the books! GJFF was a huge success because of you! We want to thank all of you who supported us through donations and attendance. The purpose of this festival was to bring together the community for experiences driven by Jewish culture and history. From your feedback, we feel we accomplished this and are proud to say that we’ll be back for a second year of events and another festival filled with equally amazing films.

Caroline Warthen, Osnat Rosen and Helaine Meyers

Caroline Warthen, Osnat Rosen and Helaine Meyers


Photo credit: TOWN Magazine



Dr. Eric Goldman Lectures at Furman University

The Greenville Jewish Film Festival is continually reaching out to our community in order to educate and illuminate the global Jewish experience. We are proud to have as a partner, Furman University and its Furman Jewish Student Association. During our recent Film Festival, we were delighted to be able to share with Furman, Dr. Eric Goldman - Jewish Film Educator, Historian and Critic. His lecture topic -The American Jewish Story Through Film - captivated the Furman students and educators as he discussed how Film has played an important role in telling the Jewish story.  

Dr. Eric Goldman speaking at Furman University

Dr. Eric Goldman speaking at Furman University




Our kickoff of all kickoffs

In the fall of 2018, we were proud to put on the first kickoff event was an evening that started with deliciously authentic Israeli food, refreshments and desserts catered by Yafo Kitchen of Charlotte, NC. Following the reception, we premiered the movie, In Search of Israeli Cuisine, a film by Roger Sherman featuring Chef Michael Solomonov which takes you deep into Israel to discover the country and its people through the most common bond all cultures share, food. 


A look back from our Kickoff Event

Photo credit: TOWN magazine and Dove Light Photography



We partnered with the Furman Jewish Student Association

The Furman Jewish Student Association, in partnership with the Culinary Club, Office of Spiritual Life, Department of Middle East and Islamic Studies and the Greenville Jewish Film Festival, presented the movie, In Search of Israeli Cuisine, and followed with a presentation and Q & A with local Israeli, Osnat Rosen, President of the Greenville Jewish Film Festival, on the topic of Israeli food and culture.

Professor Sarah Worth of the Philosophy Department introduced the program.