Become a Film Festival Underwriter

Underwriters are the backbone of the San Diego Jewish Film Festival. They love and support great films while enjoying many social and cinematic perks along the way. If you've already pledged your support for this year's festival, we are truly grateful and look forward to seeing you at the annual kick-off celebration of food, film and festivities. 

You can make your donation to the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival by mail or by phone. To make your gift by phone, call Shannon Merrill at (858) 362-1347 or email For more information on supporting the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival, please contact Director of Development, Paige Pick: (858) 362-1355 or

To make your gift by mail, please make check payable to Lawrence Family JCC and mail to:
San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037-1348

Click here for a closer look at the 2018-2019 Underwriter benefit levels.

Please Note: For contributions above $10,000, tailored individual and corporate underwriting opportunities are available upon request.

For Underwriter levels split between different households, only one of those households will receive a donation acknowledgement letter and Underwriter name recognition.

Mid-Season screenings include at least three events: Spring Screening, Summer Underwriter Kickoff Party, and Fall Screening.

The San Diego Jewish Film Festival is a program of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Inside Netflix' Fauda: An Evening with Moshe Zonder

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:30pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC
A rare opportunity to hear from Moshe Zonder, head writer and director of the first season of Fauda, the first Israeli television series to be released as a Netflix Original. Set in the West Bank, Fauda goes beyond the usual ingredients of the thriller series—intelligence gathering, interludes of violent action. The setting is the flashpoint of a fifty-year-long conflict, and Zonder believes that they have made not only a deft work of entertainment but also a drama that gets at the political dynamic of the Israeli-Palestinian situation. After screening the series’ first episode, Zonder will discuss the process of writing and producing the acclaimed series.

"The grittiest, tightest, most lived-in thrillers come from Israel, and Fauda... is the current standard-bearer." -The New York Times

General Admission Seating
Price: $18 Member Price: $15 No refunds. No exchanges. All sales are final.
Students and Faculty FREE with I.D.
Please call Guest Services to reserve tickets in advance at (858)362-1348

50th Anniversary of Funny Girl

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 5pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
It’s December 25, and that means Chinese food and a movie: the Chinese food will be Kosher and the movie will be William Wyler’s Funny Girl, which is now 50 years young. The story (in case you didn’t know) centers on the life of Fanny Brice—inimitably portrayed by Barbra Streisand—a famed entertainer of the early 1900s. For the full menu visit Registration required by December 18.

General Admission Seating; Price Includes Food
Price: $38; Member Price: $35: 4-pack: $100
For groups of ten or more: Group Rates