Thank you!

Thank you to our generous supporters:

VISIONARY $25,000:

William and Sheila Konar Foundation

 Rubens Family Foundation


DIRECTOR $5,000:

Sherry and Richard Goldstein

Key Bank

NYS Council on the Arts


WRITER $2,500:

Futerman Supporting Foundation:
Sara Futerman, Daphne Futerman and Ira Jevotovsky,
Peggy and Eli Futerman, and Rina and Danny Chessin

Debby Goldman

Anonymous, in honor of Hillel Community Day School

Stuart L. Levison, Collaborative Law

Susan and Saul Marsh

Lewis Norry Family

Pinnacle Investments, LLC

Judy and Harold Samloff

Bernard Schuster CHAI Fund

Marcia Stern

AGENT $1,500:

B & B Recycling

Brighton Memorial Chapel, Inc.

Class Action LLC / Marc Frankel-Constable

Harris Beach, PLLC

Dr. Jocelyn Hicks-Brody

Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester

Mona Friedman Kolko

Ilana and Merwyn Kroll

MassMutual New York State: Michael Argaman

Deborah Ronnen and Sherman Levey

The Skirboll Family, Bunny & Mort Skirboll, Lisa & Larry Axelrod

St. John’s

State of Israel Bonds

Dr. Oren Weiss: Rochester Periodontal and Dental Implants

LP Wolch, CPA’s, P.C.: Lorraine Wolch and Donald Onimus



Ann and Murray Astarita
Howard Berman
Judith and Norman Blaustein
Ed and Phyllis Bloom
Susan and Les Blumberg
Betsy and Stuart Bobry
Sharon Brodsky
Walter and Elyse Capell
Randi and Richard Cowen
David and Denise Cyrkin
Dr. Daniel S. Daniel and Fern Marlan Daniel
Dr. Eric Dreyfuss
Erdle Foundation
Roberta and David Feldman
Mike and Heidi Fishman
Marvin and Barbara Gray
Stuart P. Hanau M.D.
Warren and Joyce Heilbronner
Heritage Financial Services:
     Stewart and Josh Moscov
     and Steven Kane
Robert and Merilyn Israel
Bonnie Jackson
Richard and Marcia Kaplan
Rabbi Alan and Jan Katz
Paulina and Larry Kovalsky
Sharon Kovalsky
Michael and Sue Lococo
Drs. Margaret and Arnold Matlin
Kenneth Merzel
Barb Orenstein and
     Jim Present
Dr. Gerald and Maxine Rosen
Dr. Paul and Suzanne Rosenberg
Noreen Salerno
Joyce and Charles Schachter
Linda Cornell Weinstein
     and Sherwin B. Weinstein
Elise and Joseph

ACTOR $360:

Esther C. Germanow
Ellen and Bill Gertzog
Monika and Les Katzel


Debi and Ralph Brenner
Susan Kowal Carp in memory
     of Sylvia and Philip Kowal
Susan, Karen, and Julie Carp
     in honor of Phil Garver’s birthday
Richard Horwitz
Bonnie Jackson
Kathy London in memory of Mildren Goldberg and
     in honor of Gabe's marriage
Nancy Potter

in-kind support:

Mann’s Jewelers
Cornell Jewelers
Sooz Salon
Rock, Paper, Scissors Salon

special appreciation goes to the following for their contributions to RIJFF:

The Konar Family
The Rubens Family
Marc Cataldi
Jerry Smith
Bill Donahue
Curt Dengler
Emily Bobry
JCC Main Desk Staff
Bri Merkel
Allen Buell
Ruth Cowing
Betty Schaeffer
Gail Drew
Dryden Theatre Staff
Little Theatre Staff
Nazareth Arts Center Staff
Menemsha Films
New York Jewish Film Festival

With sincere appreciation to Larry and Dennis Kessler for underwriting our first 11 years, and special thanks to Andrea Miller for our first 10 years.



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The RIJFF is made possible with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

To the film introducers and all of the volunteers who give their time. This film festival would not be possible without the passion and dedication of the committee that creates it. Thank you!



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