2015 Film Schedule




Short Film Competition

The St. Louis Jewish Film Festival is a program of the Jewish Community Center’s Cultural Arts Department. It showcases national and international cinema that explore universal issues through traditional Jewish values, opposing viewpoints and new perspectives. The Film Festival occurs each June and presents a wide variety of films produced all over the world- features , documentaries, dramas and shorts.

Two new components have been added recently to the year-round schedule of film programming. The Jewish Family Film Festival, held in the winter, features family-friendly films for pre-schoolers though high schoolers and their families. Also added is a Short Film Competition for students, amateur and professional filmmakers. The winning films are featured during the Jewish Film Festival in June.


Jewish Film Society
You can participate in the Film Society by becoming a member. Film Society members enjoy a year of film screenings which are selected especially for their interest in issues which promote lively discussion.


The St. Louis Jewish Film Festival Committee is made up of volunteers, co-sponsors and community partners who love film and are committed to bringing the best in Jewish Film to St. Louis. If you are interested in serving on the Jewish Film Festival Committee, call Zelda Sparks at 314-442-3169.

Jewish Film Festival Committee

Marilyn Brown & Jeffrey Korn: Co-Chairs
Leslie Waldbaum & Maurice Stone: Programs
Judy Plocker & Paula Sigel: Special Events
Natalie Kauffman: Film Selection
Judy Barnett & Carolyn Schecter: Organization Liaison/ Target Marketing
Louise Levine & Charlotte Manges: Short Film Competition
Debbi Musen & Marcia Lisker: Public Relations/ Social Media
Marilyn Brown: Publication Assistance
Ronnie Gross & Patsy Spector: Ticket Sales
Jay Goldstein & Natalie Kauffman: Jewish Film Society
Jay Goldstein, Gabriela Longman & Lois Perryman: Teen Board
Kent Hirschfelder, Judy Plocker & Paula Sigel: Raffle Prizes
Zelda Sparks & Mary Jane Kambal: Cultural Arts Staff

Steering Committee

Elaine Alexander
Judy Barnett
Dee Berman
Jack Berman
Bonita Boxerman
Bob Cohn
Mimi Fiszel
Myra Glazer
Oscar Goldberg
Tami Goldenhersh
Jay Goldstein
Martin Gordon
Ronnie Gross
Kent Hirschfelder
Marty Hyman
Natalie Kauffman
Louise Levine
Harriet Lipnick
Marcia Lisker
Gabriela Longman
Fred Makler
Charlotte Manges
Mary Ellen McSweeney
Barbara Michels
Debbi Musen
Lois Perryman
Judy Plocker
Madelon Price
Al Redler
Alice Redler
Rosalie Rotenberg
Carolyn Schechter
Charlene Shyken
Paula Sigel
Patsy Spector
Tali Stadler
Maurice Stone
Enid Tennenbaum
Leslie Waldbaum
Janet Weinberg
Felicia Werz

Jewish Film Festival, Co-Sponsoring Organizations

American Israel Public Affairs Committee
American Jewish Committee
Anti-Defamation League
Bais Abraham Congregation
Barnes Jewish Hospital Auxiliary-
Parkview Chapter
B’nai Amoona Women’s League
Cardozo Society, Maimonides Society
& Montefiore Society of the Jewish
Federation of St. Louis
Central Agency for Jewish Education
Central Reform Congregation
Israeli House
J Associates
J-PAT- Jewish Parents & Children
JCC Helene Mirowitz Center of Jewish
Community Life
JCC Gesher Music Festival
Jewish Community Relations Council
Jewish Family & Children’s Service
Kol Rinah Sisterhood
Miriam Foundation
Midwest Jewish Congress
National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section
Nishmah / Sharsherat
St. Louis Jewish Light
St. Louis Holocaust Museum and
Learning Center
St. Louis Rabbinical Association
St. Louis Shakespeare Festival
Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School
Shaare Emeth Women of Reform Judaism
Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community
Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library
STAGES St. Louis
Temple Israel- Israel Engagement
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
Webster University Film Series
The Woman’s Auxiliary For Jewish Aged
United Hebrew Congregation


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