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Blogroll Update: Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival

Posted by challahbackgirl on January 18, 2008

For 16 years we enjoyed the San Jose Jewish Film Festival, now in it’s 17th year, the festival is making some changes, starting with their name and brand spankin’ new website. They are now the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival to better reflect their demographics. Our blogroll has been updated with their new website,

Here’s what their new website had to say about the changes.

Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Promises
New Commitments to Jewish Cinema in South Bay

Now in its 17th year, the San Jose Jewish Film Festival is reinventing itself. Reflecting the growth of the region, as well as the year-after-year expansion of the Film Festival programming, the SJJFF has changed its name to the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival (SVJFF).

With this name change, the SVJFF will bring more Israeli Film and more festive film events that will be screened at various venues in the Valley. This will be accomplished with new partnerships and a strategic change in operations. The SVJFF will back that commitment up by bringing two blockbuster Israeli films to two new venues in February this year. “The Israeli film industry is producing major movies and the Silicon Valley population — including the many Israelis in the area — are a natural audience.” says new SVJFF President, Lorin Fink

The strategic changes were made as a result of the Festivalís growth and the fact that the day-to-day activities of the Festival throughout the year require professional attention. “I am pleased to announce that Mark Levine, who has been involved with the Festival for ten years, has been named the part-time Executive Director,” said Lorin. “Mark has served four years as President and he is uniquely familiar with the needs of the organization and the community.” Lisa Ceile-Goldfus, the part-time liaison between the APJCC and the Film Festival continues in her role.

The Board also approved sweeping changes to the structure of the organization, transitioning from a purely volunteer group to a hybrid paid/volunteer organization. The SVJFF remains a major program of the Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley.

The SVJFF continues to need volunteers. If you are interested in being part of the Festivalís growth, please call Lisa Ceile-Goldfus at 408-357-7492.


2 Responses to “Blogroll Update: Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival”

  1. […] by challahbackgirl on June 14, 2008 The recently renamed Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival launched it’s new website this week. Check it out at […]

  2. […] past year the San Jose Jewish Film Festival became the Silicon Valley Film Festival, which we already let you know. We’ve been going to the film festival for the past few years as a group, and this year, the […]

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