About NCJF

Funding and Support

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The National Center for Jewish Film is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization.

Federal & State

Since NCJF's founding, the Center has received numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (initially through the American Film Institute) to assist with the preservation of film materials. The National Endowment for the Humanities was an early supporter, awarding NCJF a Challenge Grant in 1984. At the state level, the Massachusetts Cultural Council has awarded continuous operational support funding for more than forty years, and in the 1980s (when such grants were available) a number of conservation grants for film preservation.

Foundations & Corporations

NCJF has received numerous grants from the National Film Preservation Foundation for the preservation of rare, “orphan” films.

Supporters in the film archive community and the film industry have included Northeast Historic Films, Library of Congress, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Janice Allen & Cinema Arts Inc, Eastman Kodak Company, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Loews Theaters. The Righteous Persons Foundation and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany have been supporters of NCJF.

Reel Funders


Leadership Support:
Edith Everett, Jules Bernstein & Linda Lipsett, Mirowski Family Foundation, Michael H. Baker Family Foundation, Dava A. Berkman, Rachel & Brent Dibner, Peggy Furman, Alan & Jackie Luria, Hila & Gerry Feil, Martin Zelnik z"l, Jane M. Rabb, Luc Benhamou, Donald Goldstein, Phyllis Hammer, Morton & Roslyn Heafitz, Joseph Kahan & Claudia Davidoff, David & Carol Mersky, Ken & Leslie Zients Pucker, Ariella & Bruce Rosengard, Eileen & Stephen Samuels, Harvey & Susan Sherzer, Sidney Stern Memorial Trust, Ronald Weinger, Guy & Eveline Weyl, Ralph Bevilaqua, Tony Anker, Peter Banks & Karen Levy, Beverly & Donald Bavly, Branka Bogdanov, Jeffrey & Deborah Hirsch, Susan Hodges, Daniel & Elizabeth Jick, Barbara Krakow, Marion Kreith, Lynn & Jules Kroll, Lawrence B. Lieb, Linda & Jerry Mittelman, Lia & Bill Poorvu, Sue & Bernie Pucker, Jon & Marcie Pucker, MI Reiser, Joel Rosenberg & Carol Tierney, Oscar & Margaret Rosenbloom, Simon Schama, Gerald & Susan Slavet, David Starr & Jennifer Gallop, Marcia Torobin, Robert S. Zuckerman, James Bernstein, Richard & Helena Balon, Laurie & Steven Eskind, Deborah Raboy, Denise & Gary Rosenberg, Robert O. Simha, Abby Zanger & Roy Tishler, Gary Feigen, Richard & Ellen Seiden, Marc & Donna Beck, Laurie Berman, Richard & Marcy Curtis, Dean Cycon, Robert & Maureen David, Lois & Arthur Finstein, Debbie & Jonathan Forrest, Alan & Susie Freeman, Joan & Don Gordon, Farlen Halikman, David Israel, Norma Joseph, Carol S. Kaplan, Matthew E Langer, Henry Lerner & Phyllis Scherr, Sam Linsky, Dale & Bob Mnookin, Deborah Dash Moore, Gregory Morris. Alan & Neda Nussbaum, Keith Orloff, Jerald & Sara Reisman, Morton G. Rivo, Barry Rosenberg, Stuart Snyder, Esther & Daniel Steinhauer, Patricia Suzman, Steven & Carol Tannenbaum, Elizabeth Tapper & Peter Simkin, Kaj Wilson & Alan Spatrick, Frances Winneg, Bruce H Wolf, Nancy Yanofsky, Irwin Arias, Solon & Margery Beinfeld, Mark Kaplan, David & Marilyn Rothberg, Rukhl Schaechter, Honorable Norman z"I & Sue Stahl, Ellen Ziskind, Sheila & Murray Baumgarten, Roz & Wally Bernheimer, Bjorn Bie & Ellen Kaplan, Linda Fenton, Harry Finkle, Arnold S. Freedman, Jacob Goldberger, Joel Hencken, Andrea Jacoby, Miriam Jost, Aviva Kempner, Howard Mitzman, Edie Rosenberg, Marcel Rozencweig, Rachel Schonberger, Valya Shapiro, Arnee & Walter Winshall, Frank & Beverly Zweiman, Audrey Kupferberg, Rebecca Rivo, Steve Rivo, Jay Theise, Patti Kenner, Pam Berger, Eva Fogelman


Thousands of rare and endangered films with artistic and educational value and exclusively owned by NCJF are in critical need of preservation. Without your help, these rapidly deteriorating moving images will fade into history. Donate funds. Donate films. Donate film stills, posters, scripts, and handbills. Contributions to The National Center for Jewish Film are tax-deductible.

Earned Income

NCJF relies on earned income to help sustain its unique work. NCJF activities include: licensing film footage rights to new film and theater productions and museum exhibitions; distributing films (more than 250 restored classics and new independent films) for public exhibition at film festivals and non-theatrical venues and for DVD sale to institutions and individuals; acting as a non-profit parent organization (fiscal sponsor) for new films in production. These activities also further NCJF’s mission, which includes making available to the widest possible audience films documenting the vibrancy and diversity of Jewish life.

In Kind Support - Brandeis University

Since its establishment in 1976, NCJF has been located on the campus of Brandeis University. Invited onto the campus by Brandeis President Marver Bernstein, NCJF has received in-kind support and encouragement from the University. NCJF collaborates closely with the University, its numerous departments, centers and institutes.


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