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What is the Toronto Jewish Film Society?

Founded in 1978, The TJFS is 40 years old this year, the longest running Jewish Film society in North America. The TJFS is a movie series operated by the Miles Nadal JCC that offers eight outstanding Jewish film events on selected Sundays in the Al Green Theatre (in the MNjcc). Each presentation is discussed before and after the screenings by noted guests who are critics, teachers, filmmakers, writers, or performers. Film information program hand-outs are provided for each event and audience members are invited to discuss the films with our guest speakers.

The TJFS used to screen films at the Leah Posluns Theatre, then moved to Jackman Hall in the AGO. Since 2003, the TJFS has screened all films in the Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal JCC. All foreign language films have English Subtitles and unless otherwise stated, all films are for rated for ages 18+.

The films are selected by the Toronto Jewish Film Society Committee, a vibrant and active volunteer Committee of the Miles Nadal JCC, who curate the season each year.

The Toronto Jewish Film Society Committee 2017  2018

Chair: Mark Clamen
Past Chairs: Shirley Kumove, Shlomo Schwartzberg, Barbara Coven, Ethel Teitelbaum and Norma Rubin (z’l)

Larry Anklewicz
Celia Denov
Bernice Eisenstein
Frances Enchin
Debbie Gaysinsky
Gilda Grossman
Sol Hermolin
Esther Pifko
Mary Lou Smith
Barbara Vale
Esther Arbeid, Manager of Adult Arts and Culture, MNjcc

The TJFS Committee would also like to acknowledge Stuart Hands for additional consultation.

How to get tickets to a TJFS film:

Subscription covers all eight (8) film events in the season.

Individual film tickets:
$15 General Admission (including seniors).
$10 Young Adults (age 18-35).

3% CIF plus HST charges may apply.

On site box office opens 30 minutes before the screening start time.
All single tickets purchased on site are cash sale only and subject to availability.
4:00 pm tickets are “Rush” sales only.
*NEW* 7:30 pm tickets can be purchased online, in advance on Eventbrite by searching “eventbrite” plus the title of the film you’re interested in seeing, i.e., “Eventbrite Dolphin Boy” in your browser.

For questions, program and single ticket information contact Esther Arbeid at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (416) 924-6211 x606

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