Support the Festival

Celebrating twenty-two years of Jewish history, culture, and identity, the Rutgers Jewish Film Festival features award-winning international dramas and documentaries, including highly acclaimed Israeli films. The Festival brings our diverse community together and offers new perspectives on Israeli society, Jews around the world, the Holocaust, and Jewish identity. Your support enables us to bring dynamic speakers and filmmakers who engage our audience and exceptional films that explore the Jewish experience. The Holocaust education screening brings history to life for public school students and promotes tolerance and understanding.

Ticket revenue accounts for only a portion of the Festival's budget.
We rely on our sponsors to bridge the difference and help us create an outstanding film festival.

We have chosen a full slate of fantastic films this year. Given the recommendations of the CDC and guidelines set by the state of New Jersey and Rutgers University, we will present a hybrid festival. We will kick off the festival Sunday, November 7 with an in person patron event and film screening. Most films and discussions will be available online, and a select number of films will be in person. The safety of our community continues to be our top priority.

Many of you are longtime supporters of the Rutgers Jewish Film Festival and we depend on your ongoing commitment during this unprecedented time. Your gift enables us to make a meaningful impact on the community, fostering engagement with Jewish identity, culture, and history.

Patrons and film sponsors who renew by August 31 will receive access to a new Israeli TV series that can be viewed in the month of September. Click below to donate via credit card.

film festival 2020 profile picAll Sponsors receive:

  • Access to all films and speakers
  • Recognition on Festival website
  • Exclusive "meet and greets" with special guests
  • Invitation to the Oct. 31 Patron event

2021 Sponsorship Levels:

Holocaust Education Film $6,000
Film Sponsor $5,000
Film Director Sponsor $2,500
Gold $1,500
Silver $950
Bronze $475


Support the film festival and the Bildner Center with a donation. 
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For further information, contact Sarah Portilla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 848-932-4165. 

The Festival is made possible by the generous support of donors like you.
Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

*Free Holocaust education screening for school groups - Read about the impact of school screenings

Thank you for supporting Jewish culture in New Jersey!