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

Rebecca Klymn

RJFF INTERIM DIRECTOR (August-March)

Ruth Cowing

RJFF DIRECTOR

Andrea Miller

JCC CULTURAL ARTS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Marc Cataldi

JCC CULTURAL ARTS DIRECTOR

Ralph Meranto

JCC PRESIDENT

Richard Gray

JCC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Arnie Sohinki

2018 FESTIVAL COMMITTEE

Bonnie Abrams
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
Michal Spivak
Marcia Stern



 


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Festival Venues:

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Alfred and Ida Hart Theater
1200 Edgewood Avenue
Dryden Theatre
900 East Avenue


NOTE: The Little Theatre is under renovation this summer.
We wish them well and look forward to 2019.


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