Washington Jewish Film Festival & Washington Jewish Music Festival

  • DC

About Us

The WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (WJFF) brings together over 15,000 people to watch new and award-winning films that explore the great diversity of the Jewish experience. These films from around the world bring to life stories, issues and ideas that open our minds and change our perspectives. In addition the WJFF Year-Round is the year-round repertory arm of the Washington Jewish Film Festival exhibiting entertaining and thought-provoking features, documentaries and shorts from around the world every month at the Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater. Most screenings are accompanied by interesting speakers including filmmakers and scholars, stimulating discussions or dynamic live performances.


Established in 1999 with a lead gift from the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation, the WASHINGTON JEWISH MUSIC FESTIVAL (WJMF) promotes a broader appreciation of Jewish culture and connects the Greater Washington, DC community through music. WJMF presents extraordinary performing artists who preserve and invigorate Jewish music in contemporary culture both in the spring festival format and with year-round programs. Through collaborations, educational programming and free events, the Festival and year round programming