About Us

The Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester established the Ames Amzalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival (RJFF) 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 all 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 who are Jewish or whose work explores Jewish themes.

RJFF FOUNDER

Carl Laskyz"l

RJFF COMMITTEE CHAIR

Laura Kaufman

RJFF DIRECTOR

Andrea Miller

JCC CULTURAL ARTS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Marc Cataldi

JCC CULTURAL ARTS DIRECTOR

Ralph Meranto

JCC PRESIDENT

Karen Menachof

JCC CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Josh Weinstein

2020 FESTIVAL COMMITTEE

Bonnie Abrams
Michal Benita-Weiss
Ruth Cowing
Denise Cyrkin
Elliot Fix
Stacey Freed
Stuart Hanau
Les Katzel
Laura Kaufman
Sue Lococo
Loo Rich
Sid Rosenzweig
Maddy Rubens
Michal Spivak
Marcia Stern



 


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