The Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival provides a forum which enriches, educates and entertains the diverse Youngstown community about the Jewish experience.  Under the auspices of the Youngstown State University Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies, the Festival’s goal is to serve the widest possible audience in the Mahoning & Shenango valleys by taking advantage of the cross-cultural power of film’s creative expression.  Since 2003, this goal has been fulfilled by presenting a variety of films about all facets of Jewish life, history and culture, including a mixture of contemporary feature films and documentaries from around the world.
The 2012 festival will be the 10th annual festival and will run from September 6th to September 23rd.  Theatergoers will be entertained with films that are diverse in their subject matter and universal to people of all faiths and walks of life.  Don’t miss out……these wonderful movies are not otherwise being screened in our valley.  So grab a friend and a bucket of popcorn and treat yourself to an experience of quality and affordable entertainment!  See you at the movies!


Our Sponsors

  • Youngstown State University Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies
  • Frances and Lillian Schermer Charitable Trusts
  • B’nai B’rith Aaron Grossman Lodge #339
  • Youngstown Area Jewish Federation
  • Zionist Organization of America
  • Temple El Emeth
  • Temple El Emeth Sisterhood
  • Congregation Rodef Sholom
  • Congregation Rodef Sholom Brotherhood
  • Congregation Rodef Sholom Sisterhood
  • Ohev Tzedek Temple
  • Temple Beth Israel - Sharon
  • Children of Israel
  • Na’Amat USA
  • Tri-County Hadassah
  • Jewish Community Center
  • USA Cinema
  • WYSU
Center to Judiac and Holocaust Studies