2013 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

Jeffrey Korn & Louise Levine: Co-Chairs
Leslie Waldbaum, Elaine Alexander & Janet Weinberg: Programs
Natalie Kauffman: Film Selection
Elaine K. Alexander, Judy Plocker & Paula Sigel: Organization Liaison/Target Marketing
Louise Levine & Marcia Lisker: Short Film Competition
Elaine K. Alexander, Marilyn Brown & Marcia Lisker: Public Relations
Elaine K. Alexander & Marilyn Brown: Publication Assistance
Judy Barnett & Carolyn Schechter: Ticket Sales
Marilyn Brown & Natalie Kauffman: Jewish Film Society
Gabriela Longman: Family Film Festival
Zelda Sparks & Tara Santiago: Cultural Arts Staff

Steering Committee

Jack Berman, Dee Berman, Steve Bernstein, Joan Block, Benita Boxerman, Bob Cohn, Peter Friedenberg, Myra Glazer, Oscar Goldberg, Tamie Goldenhersh, Jay Goldstein, Martin Gordon, Joan Huber, Serra-Lesa Ivener, Jeffrey Korn, Susie Kravetz, Harriet Lipnick, Ruth Lehrman, Harriet Lipnick, Marcia Lisker, Gabriela Longman, Cate Marquis, Pier Marton, Maryellen Mc Sweeney, Barbara Michels, Lois Perryman, Madelon Price, Al & Alice Redler, Carolyn Schechter, Judy Schwartz Jaffe, Paula Sigel, Bea Sorkin, Patsy Spector, Tali Stadler, Ruth Stolofff, Enid Tannenbaum, Janet Weinberg,
Felicia Wertz

Jewish Film Festival, Co-Sponsoring Organizations

American Israel Public Affairs Committee
American Jewish Committee
American Jewish Congress - St. Louis Chapter
Anti-Defamation League
Bais Abraham Congregation
Barnes Jewish Hospital Auxiliary - Parkview Chapter
B’nai Amoona Women’s League
B’nai El Temple Sisterhood WRJ
Cardozo Society, Maimonides Society & Montefiore Society of Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Central Agency for Jewish Education
Central Reform Congregation
Hadassah - St. Louis Chapter
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 Connections of Jewish Family & Children’s Services
Jewish Federation of Southern IL
Kol Rinah Sisterhood
Miriam - The Learning Disability Expert
National Council of Jewish Women - St. Louis Section
Ready Readers
St. Louis Jewish Light
St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center
St. Louis Rabbinical Association
Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School
Congregation Shaare Emeth
Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library
STAGES St. Louis
Temple Israel - Israel Engagement Committee
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
The Woman’s Auxiliary for Jewish Aged
Traditional Congregation
United Hebrew Congregation

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