We strengthen our community through film.

Our mission is to Educate, Inspire, Entertain, and Highlight the Diversity and Commonality of our Community.

Our Mission

To showcase a compelling selection of Jewish films to the Greenville, SC area which educate, inspire, entertain and highlight the diversity and commonality of our community.

Our Vision

To advance and share common interests with the Greenville Jewish Community and at the same time to share and promote our heritage and culture with the general public.

Such an outstanding experience. Proud of these ladies and super proud of Greenville. Wow!

Rick Zepel

Super proud to use my voice in support of the Greenville Jewish Film Festival. If you haven't had a chance to attend the festival, put it on your calendar for next year! Osnat Rosen, Caroline Diamond Warthen, and Helaine Meyers do an amazing job choosing high-quality films, food and speakers to create a powerful community event.

Caroline Durrell Fritz

Such a lovely, organized, informative, inclusive event! So thankful I participated!! Great job! All very impressive! I'm glad to know even more about my Jewish neighbors and history! Thx for all you do for GVL!

Lura Godfrey

Thank you so much for arranging such a wonderful Jewish Film Festival for Greenville. You and your committee thought of everything - a beautiful and comfortable venue, heartwarming and inspiring movies, fabulous foods, and a PERFECT speaker.

Fran Wertheim

This is what the world needs. Crossing cultural boundaries and celebrate what is common. Enjoying music, dancing and having a good time. Make music, not war. Please tell Helaine I am very proud of what she is doing. This is the way to offer peace and understanding.

M.H.

The festival seeks to offer quality entertainment that will create an ongoing vehicle for the Greenville Jewish Community to strengthen its cultural foundation, promote diversity through higher visibility, and grow Greenville’s reputation as a culturally vibrant Jewish community.

The GJFF was founded in 2018 by Osnat Rosen, Caroline Warthen and Helaine Meyers. These three women recognized that Greenville, SC – being strategically placed halfway between Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA, – was a perfect place to introduce a Jewish Film Festival.

The Kickoff Event featured the movie,”In Search of Israeli Cuisine”, and the positive feedback was beyond their wildest dreams. From that moment on, the Film Festival became a reality.

The Greenville Jewish Film Festival in association with the support of other community groups is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

We hope to inspire appreciation for the various forms of Jewish identity and to foster a warm sense of community.

Our Board of Directors

Caroline Warthen

Co-Chair
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Helaine Meyers

Co-Chair
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Bernardine Atkins

Treasurer
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Terri Anderson

Board Member, Communications
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Dr. Jim Dant

Board Member-at-Large
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Caren Senter

Board Member-at-Large
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In Loving Memory

Osnat Rosen

GJFF President 2017 - 2021

Osnat will continue to be our guiding light as we pursue our mission:

Educate, Inspire, Entertain, and Highlight the Diversity and Commonality of our Community.

Photo Credit: TOWN Magazine

We are active in the community!

The Greenville Jewish Film Festival believes in the importance of sharing the spirit of Jewish film with our community outside of our annual festivals, which is why we’re getting out there and partnering with some incredible organizations!