About Us

The JCC of Greater Rochester established the Rochester Jewish Film Festival in 2001 to present the best contemporary Jewish themed films from around the world to the Rochester community. RJFF exists to promote awareness and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people; to strengthen community consciousness of Jewish identity, history and culture; to provide a forum for community gatherings that allows valuable dialogue; and to create an international showcase for filmmakers whose work explores Jewish themes.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Marc Cataldi

FESTIVAL CHAIR

Rebecca Klymn

FESTIVAL FOUNDER

Carl Lasky z'"l

JCC PRESIDENT

Richard Gray

JCC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Arnie Sohinki

2017 FESTIVAL COMMITTEE

Bonnie Abrams
Victoria Appelbaum
Michal Benita-Weiss
Ruth Cowing
David Cyrkin
Denise Cyrkin
Elliot Fix
Stuart Hanau
Les Katzel
Laura Kaufman
Rona Litt
Susan Mandl
Sid Rosenzweig
Maddy Rubens
Rita Rudnick
Mike Silverstein
Marcia Stern



 


The mission of the JCC is to strengthen Jewish identity and promote Jewish continuity in an environment that provides opportunities for meaningful cultural enrichment, physical well-being, social, educational and recreational experiences for individuals and families.


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Download the 2017 RIJFF Guide

 

WISEWATER IN CONCERT

Monday, July 17 following the
screening of Joe's Violin at
Nazareth College Arts Center!

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ALL FESTIVAL PASS

See all 26 films with just one pass! Enjoy $80+ in savings, plus access to the express line at the theater.

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KEY BANK JCC MATINEE PASS

See all 8 matinee films at the JCC Hart Theater for the price of 7, plus access to the express line at the theater.

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