3rd Annual Greenville Jewish Film Festival

They’re back!

The 3rd Annual Greenville Jewish Film Festival is back with a film that explores and embraces our common humanity. They will host a reception and screening of "The Mamboniks", a 90-minute documentary where bagels meet bongos. This energetic film tells the little-known story of the Jewish love affair with Latin music. Set in New York, Havana, Miami Beach, and the Catskill Mountains, this uplifting film features a lovable, somewhat zany collection of dancers from the 1950's. Now retired, yet still dancing in Florida, they share their passion for the mambo, the hot dance from Cuba that became a world-wide sensation. With an infectious soundtrack including Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, and the mambo king Perez Prado, this film explores a mostly unexamined aspect of Jewish life and culture. Come see how the power of music and dance brings people together.

4:00 pm - Film screening

5:30 pm - Dinner, dancing, live band

Tickets are $25 per person and are available on the Greenville Jewish Film Festival website starting August 1st.


Dinner: Cuban Nosh with a side of Mojitos

Music: Iliana Rose Cuban Jazz Band - A local band steeped in Cuban rhythms and culture

Dancing: Learn the Mambo/Salsa with Greenville's Pura Alegria Dance Co.

Special Guest: "Mambo Judie", a star of the movie, will regale those in attendance with stories of this hot dance craze that swept the world.

  • Presented By: Greenville Jewish Film Festival
  • Dates: August 28, 2022
  • Location: Greenville ONE Center
  • Address: 2 W Washington St, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Time: 4 pm
  • Price: $25