Thank you for a great 2023 festival!

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival

Founded in 2004 and presented by the Springfield Jewish Community Center, the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival proudly continues its tradition of showcasing award-winning films from around the world. Join us for a multifaceted cinematic exploration of Jewish identity, community and history!

Typically, our diverse lineup of films are screened in festive venues across Western Massachusetts. In 2021 and 2022, we pivoted to virtual programming. We're pleased to share that we'll return in-person in 2023! As always, PVJFF is a unique opportunity for community dialogue, both within and outside of the Jewish community.

Year after year, PVJFF presents critically acclaimed films that not only entertain, but also provide opportunities for reflection, discussion, and a deeper understanding of our complex, diverse world. Film screenings and accompanying programs aim to illuminate universal themes such as identity and belonging, conflict and reconciliation in the Middle East, social justice and civic engagement.

We are thrilled to celebrate our 17th year of bringing educational, entertaining and thought-provoking Jewish-themed films to the Pioneer Valley community. See you at the movies!

Festival Team

Sheri Alpert, Festival Director

Springfield JCC Administration
Deb Krivoy, COO and Festival Advisor
Craig Kazin, Adult Programs Director
Nicole Longhi, Program and Communications Administrator
Fran Eisenberg, Film Traffic and Administrative Assistant
Bonnie Cox, Philanthropy Director
Donna Thibault-Wong, Graphic Designer


Howard Polonsky
Dee DeGeiso
Michael Paysnick

Advisory Council 

Lawrence Fine
Lawrence Hott
Howard Polonsky
Jody Rosenbloom
Carlin Trietsch
Daniel Yalowitz


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