General Information

    What is the Toronto Jewish Film Society?

    Founded in 1978, The TJFS is 42 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 five outstanding Jewish film events on selected Sundays at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (506 Bloor Street West). Films are 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. From 2003 – 2019, the TJFS screened films at 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 2019  2020

    Co-chairs: Bernice Eisenstein and Mark Clamen
    Past Chairs: Shirley Kumove, Shlomo Schwartzberg, Barbara Coven, Ethel Teitelbaum and Norma Rubin (z’l)

    Larry Anklewicz
    Celia Denov
    Frances Enchin
    Debbie Gaysinsky
    Gilda Grossman
    Sol Hermolin
    Esther Pifko
    Mary Lou Smith

    Esther Arbeid, Director, Cultural Engagement, MNjcc
    Ian McNulty, Coordinator, 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 (5) film events in the season.

    Individual film tickets:
    $12.50 General Admission (including seniors).
    Eventbrite service charges may apply if ordering online.

    On site box office opens 30 minutes before the screening start time.
    Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite by searching “eventbrite” plus the title of the film you’re interested in seeing, i.e., “Eventbrite Golda’s Balcony, The Film” 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


    Contact & Info

    750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor), Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J2

    Phone: 416.924.6211
    Fax: 416.924.0422

    Charitable Registration Number:
    140344243 RR0001