Faces of Genocide Film Premiere

The JFCS Holocaust Center is excited to sponsor the upcoming premiere of Faces of Genocide! Sun., Nov. 11, 2018 5:00 pm Cowell Theater at Fort Mason 2 Marina Blvd, Building C San Francisco Faces of Genocide is a unique short documentary about the shameful succession of genocidal atrocities throughout the 20th and beginning of the 21st Read More

Posted by Admin on October 11, 2018
Jewish Film Festival & Late Happy Hour!

Join 3gSF and the JFCS young professional community for our second annual gathering to enjoy the SF Jewish Film Festival followed by a late night happy hour. Tue., July 24, 2018 6:00 – 10:00 pm The Castro Theatre 429 Castro St., San Francisco Register > Everyone is welcome to come out to watch The Waldheim Waltz Read More

Posted by Admin on June 21, 2018
"After Auschwitz" Film Screenings

We are excited to partner with film director Jon Kean on upcoming screenings of After Auschwitz! May 4 – 10, 2018 AMC Van Ness 1000 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco Showtimes > After Auschwitz is a “Post-Holocaust” documentary that follows six extraordinary women after their liberation from Nazi concentration camps, capturing what it means to move from Read More

Posted by Admin on April 24, 2018
Join Us for The Mill Valley Film Festival 40!

The JFCS Holocaust Center is pleased to co-present two films at this year’s festival! Vitch | directed by Sigal Bujman Eddie Vitch, a Polish Jewish entertainer and Hollywood caricaturist, found fame in pre-war Paris as a comedian. But in a dark twist, he spent the war years entertaining Nazi troops throughout Europe. This fascinating documentary follows his daughter as Read More

Posted by Admin on September 18, 2017
JFCS Holocaust Center Now Offers 55,000 Video Testimonies

Impressive Visual History Archive Now Available in its Entirety in San Francisco JFCS Holocaust Center, in partnership with the USC Shoah Foundation founded by Steven Spielberg, now gives people full access to view thousands of video testimonies, and is one of just two sites in Northern California to do so along with Stanford University. The Visual Read More

Posted by Admin on August 14, 2017
Guest Blogger: Waheeb M., YouthFirst Summer Intern

John Damski: Rescuer Today’s post comes from the JFCS Holocaust Center’s YouthFirst Summer Intern, Waheeb. In addition to helping Holocaust Center staff with administrative projects, Waheeb spent part of his summer researching, writing, and editing this portrait of John Damski, a Polish Catholic who risked his life to save Jews during the Holocaust. Waheeb completed this project using Read More

Posted by Admin on July 19, 2017
Join Us for The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 37

The JFCS Holocaust Center is pleased to co-present eight films at this year’s film festival! Be sure to use the promo code JFACSHC17 for a special deal. This code will reduce your regular ticket price to $13 (regular price $15).  We look forward to seeing you there! 116 Cameras  in Jews in Shorts: Documentaries | directed by Davina Pardo Read More

Posted by Admin on June 29, 2017
Jewish Film Institute WinterFest 2017

The JFCS Holocaust Center is pleased to partner with the 4th annual JFI WinterFest to present the Bay Area premiere of The Zookeeper’s Wife! The Zookeeper’s Wife is a new film based on the best-selling nonfiction book starring Jessica Chastain as a working mother who becomes a hero to hundreds in World War II. Attend the premiere and Read More

Posted by Admin on January 24, 2017
Denial Film Screening

The JFCS Holocaust Center is pleased to partner with Taube Philanthropies in hosting screenings of Denial. Based on the book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, the film tells the story of Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt’s legal battle with Holocaust denier David Irving. Directed by Mick Jackson and starring Rachel Weisz, Denial is not to Read More

Posted by Admin on September 30, 2016
Kindertransport Oral Histories

What are “oral histories”? Oral histories are testimonies of Holocaust survivors, recorded on audio and video tape. These personal stories provide us with an immediate way to grasp the horrors of the Holocaust. The oral history clips on this site are excerpts from testimonies in the JFCS Holocaust Center collection. They have now been digitized Read More

Posted by Admin on September 16, 2016
JFCS Holocaust Center to co-present four films at the SF Jewish Film Festival

This year, the JFCS Holocaust Center will co-present four films at the 36th annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival! Continuing to inspire communities in the Bay Area to expand their understanding of Jewish culture through film, this year’s festival lineup includes 68 films from 15 countries. The JFCS Holocaust Center is proud to co-present the following Read More

Posted by Admin on July 12, 2016
Munich ’72 and Beyond Documentary from The Foundation for Global Sports Development Will Screen at Jewish Family & Children’s Services in San Francisco

The film chronicles the tragedy and aftermath of the terrorist attack in which 11 Israeli athletes and coaches were killed at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich. Jewish Family & Children’s Services (JFCS) of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties will host a public screening of the documentary film Munich ’72 and Read More

Posted by Admin on June 14, 2016
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

JFCS Holocaust Center is pleased to co-present these films with the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah | directed by Adam Benzine In this documentary, Lanzmann discusses the making of his masterwork, Shoah along with his personal struggles creating one of the most important Holocaust documentaries. Castro Theatre (San Francisco) – Tuesday, Read More

Posted by Admin on July 13, 2015
We continue to remember
The JFCS Holocaust Center is comprised of the Tauber Holocaust Library and Education Program, the Manovill Holocaust History Fellowship, the Speakers Bureau, the Day of Learning, the Oral History Project and the Zisovich Fellowships programs, as well as The Next Chapter Project. All of these organizations operate on the generous support of our donors.
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