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.


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: Programs
Judy Plocker & Paula Sigel: Special Events
Natalie Kauffman: Film Selection
Patsy Spector: Organization Liaison/Target Marketing
Louise Levine: Short Film Competition
Marilyn Brown: Publication Assistance
Judy Barnett & Carolyn Schechter: Ticket Sales
Jay Goldstein, Ronnie Gross & Natalie Kauffman: Jewish Film Society
Judy Plocker & Paula Sigel: Raffle Prizes
Zelda Sparks & Mary Jane Kambal: Cultural Arts Staff

Steering Committee

Susy Alias
Judy Barnett
Dee Berman
Jack Berman
Benita Boxerman
Marilyn Brown
Bob Cohn
Myra Glazer
Oscar Goldberg
Tama Dean Goldenhersh
Jay Goldstein
Martin Gordon
Ronnie Gross
Natalie Kauffman
Louise Levine
Fred Makler
Charlotte Manges
Hessie Needle
Lois Perryman
Judy Plocker
Madelon Price
Rosalie Rotenberg
Marlene Sachs
Carolyn Schechter
Larry Schechter
Sheri Seigel
Paula Sigel
Bea Sorkin
Patsy Spector
Leslie Waldbaum
Janet Weinberg
Felicia Wertz
Karen Yoffie

Jewish Film Festival, Co-Sponsoring Organizations

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 Reform Congregation
Congregation Shaare Emeth
Israeli House
International Institute’s Festival of Nations
J Associates
J-PAT-Jewish Parents & Children
JCC Helene Mirowitz Center of Jewish Community Life
JCC Gesher Music Festival
Jewish Center for the Aged Auxiliary
Jewish Community Relations Council
Jewish Family & Children’s Service
Kol Rinah Sisterhood
Miriam: The Learning Disability Project
Midwest Jewish Congress
National Council of Jewish Women – St. Louis Section
New Mount Sinai Cemetery Association
Nishmah / Sharsherat
Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
St. Louis Jewish Light
St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center
St. Louis Rabbinical Association
Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community
Temple Israel-Israel Engagement Committee
United Hebrew Congregation

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