Education Blog

Have You Explored Our View Now Do Now Library?

The JBFC is committed to promoting literacy for the 21st century. One way we advance these goals is by increasing exposure to our ten media literacy concepts, explored in-depth in our Image, Sound, and Story curriculum. Although we do encourage educators to participate in our | more »


JBFC Fellow's Film Added to WJFF 2017

The JBFC is thrilled to announce that the recently-completed short documentary Kitty and Ellenwill screen in advance of A Jewish Girl in Shanghaias part of our 2017 Westchester Jewish Film Festival. Kitty and Ellen was directed by Leah Galant, our Fall 2016 Sally Burns Shenkman | more »


Spring Course Registration Continues!

Registration is now in full swing for our Spring 2017 slate of courses and workshops at the Media Arts Lab. With offerings after school, during the day, in the evenings, and on weekends, there's something for everyone! Create, innovate, and explore with us at the following | more »


The Power of Story Student Spotlight: Estelle Rosen Kersh

Estelle Rosen Kersh is a familiar face here at the JBFC. She began, and continues, as an administrative volunteer in our Executive Offices at the Media Arts Lab, and for several semesters she has been volunteering with our education programs Minds in Motion and See Hear Feel Film | more »


FREE Film Screening for High School Students!

Join us on Friday, March 10 at 7:00 pm for a FREE screening of Trainspotting (1996).

Open to all high school students. No registration necessary.

Click HERE to download the permission slip for R-rated films. While the JBFC believes that Trainspotting is suitable for viewing and | more »


Celebrate E.T.'s 35th Anniversary at the JBFC!

Celebrate E.T.’s 35th anniversary by reliving the adventure on the big screen! Join E.T. and Elliott, a lost alien and 10-year-old boy, as they form an unlikely friendship and work together to help E.T. find his way back home in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

Share a fun afternoon | more »


FREE Film Screening for Active Volunteers

As a token of our appreciation for all their hard work on behalf of the JBFC, we are pleased to invite all our active volunteers to a free screening of the Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts, on Wednesday, February 22 at 1:00 pm, preceded by a reception with light refreshments for | more »


JBFC Fellow's Film Chosen as Vimeo Staff Pick

The JBFC is proud to congratulate our Sally Burns Shenkman Woman Filmmaker FellowLeah Galant, as her film was selected this week as a Vimeo Staff Pick! Her film The Provider is now available to stream for free on the Vimeo website. This represents yet another accolade for this | more »


The Power of Story Student Spotlight: Simon Hollander

Simon Hollander is retired from a career on the computer side of the financial services industry, where he was a technical writer, web designer, programmer, and business analyst. He is an avid writer of short stories, essays, and screenplays, and is a video maker and editor as | more »


Minds in Motion Premieres for Fall 2016 Sessions

The JBFC is pleased to host world premieres for all the fourth grade students that participated in Minds in Motion during the fall semester. The young animators will walk the red carpet, receive popcorn and juice, and see their stop-motion animation films premiere on the big | more »