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NEWS: The Gershman Y is refocusing to become the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

The Gershman Y announces an adapting of its vision and mission to focus on film and film related programs, accompanied by a formal name change to Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF).  GPJFF will present film and film related programs that appeal to diverse communities and encourage understanding across racial, economic, and religious divides.  Recognized as Philadelphia’s destination for the best Jewish independent cinema from around the world, GPJFF’s Fall Fest is scheduled for November 3-18, 2018The second longest running series of its kind in the United States and Philadelphia’s first film festival, GPJFF aims to use film as a vehicle for exploring Jewish values, culture, and community.  In its 37-year history, the critically-acclaimed GPJFF has presented over 500 international films that highlight the diversity and commonality of the human experience, bringing together audiences with different perspectives and ideologies to explore universal themes and values that deepen our understanding of ourselves and society at large. Read more HERE!

“Goodbye, Gershman Y: Arts Org to Move, Change its Name”

Jewish Exponent, 5/23/18

“Gershman Y rebrands, will move from building of 95 years”

Philly.com, 5/21/18

“Prominent Philly Jewish culture center, The Gershman Y changes name, mission”

WHYY, 5/18/18

“THE GERSHMAN Y REFOCUSES TO BECOME THE GERSHMAN PHILADELPHIA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL”

GPJFF Press Release, 5/16/18