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TJFF Closing Night


TJFF Closing Night

What is TJFF

The Toronto Jewish Film Festival debuted in 1993 under the direction of our current Artistic Director, Helen Zukerman.  At the time there was a limited focus in Toronto on Jewish culture in the film industry. TJFF’s  Festival proved to be a creative, exciting way to introduce people in the city and surrounding areas to Jewish culture, and how it fits with the multicultural kaleidoscope that is Toronto.  The Foundation was incorporated in 1994, setting out to showcase the diversity in Jewish life and cultural experiences around the world.

The TJFF’s Spring Festival began as a ‘downtown’ Festival, but over the years, it has expanded its use of venues, both downtown, midtown and further north in an attempt to be as inclusive and inviting as possible and appeal to a broader demographic.  TJFF also introduced programming to address the needs of marginalized community segments: offering ASL interpreters at screenings for the deaf/hearing impaired community and sensory-sensitive screenings for families affected by autism, who would not otherwise be able to enjoy a public “in-theatre” event.

An additional goal of the Foundation is to expose the non-Jewish community to the global multiculturalism and diversity of Jewish life. We endeavour to provide programming for all ages and sectors of the larger Toronto community.  TJFF plans strategies to overcome the barriers to attendance amongst the non-Jewish and the younger secular Jewish populations, allowing them to feel connected and comfortable in our unique Festival and year-round screening environments.

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Official Vehicle Sponsor

Yorkdale Lincoln was one of the many sponsors of the Toronto Jewish Film Festival and its official vehicle sponsor. We provided TJFF with a stunning all-black Lincoln Aviator featuring a Roast Interior. This offering provided patrons, clients, and other attendees with a luxurious and comfortable ride from their hotels to the venues and back throughout the entire film festival. We received numerous compliments on the Aviator, which was deemed a highly beneficial addition to TJFF. It created a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere for all attendees.

The 2023 Lincoln Aviator Reserve SUV is the perfect combination of luxury and power. It boasts a twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine and an AWD drivetrain for a smooth and robust ride. The exterior is coated in a sleek Agate Black Metallic finish, and the interior features stylish Ebony Leather Seat Surfaces. Safety features, including Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Collision Mitigation, are included. Enjoy the convenience of Adaptive Cruise Control, a Navigation System, and a Hands-Free Liftgate. With seating for up to 7 passengers, making it perfect for accommodating attendees of TJFF, the Aviator Reserve SUV is an ideal choice for families or groups.

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Want To Learn More?

Join us for more exciting community events, including the upcoming open screening by TJFF at Earl Bales Park on June 7th. To delve deeper and discover how Yorkdale Lincoln supports the TJFF, click the link below. Don’t miss out on these incredible opportunities to learn and engage with the community!

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