Adult programs Information
2023 Jewish Film Festival
People of The book
Just reel films
One of the missions of the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is to connect Jews to Jewish life and each other. From day trips to an author lecture series; our annual Jewish Film Festival, to an educational seminar; we offer programming geared to capture your interest and help build connections in our community.
Jewish Film Festival
Now in its 14th year, the Jewish Film Festival is a highlight of our programming season. Moviegoers enjoy a diverse line-up of award-winning films selected to move, energize, and inspire.
Films are screened at a variety of partner locations in the Sarasota area.
Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.
People of The Book
People of the Book is a program of JFSM offered in partnership with the Jewish Book Council. This author-led lecture series is designed to introduce adults to compelling reading with a focus on Jewish authors and topics. Each book promises to be a page-turner that lends itself to lively dialogue.
Lectures take place both online and in-person at a variety of locations.
Tickets are available for purchase in advance, or may be purchased on-site for in-person lectures.
Just Reel Films
Just Reel Films is a new FREE film series featuring Jewish-themed slice-of-life movies we can all relate to. From comedies to dramas, biographies to documentaries, our selections will leave you moved and inspired.
Just Reel Films are screened in a variety of locations across the Sarasota-Manatee area.
The series is FREE but audience members are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to All Faiths Food Bank.
If you enjoy learning, exploring, and having fun in a group setting Club Fed is for you!
Venture to area museums, botanical gardens, and more with others and leave the driving to us. Past day trips have included
Fees vary per trip, but always include transportation and lunch.