About Us

The JCC of Greater Rochester established the Rochester Jewish Film Festival 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 the Jewish 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 whose work explores Jewish themes.

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Lori Harter

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Marc Cataldi

FESTIVAL CHAIR

Marcia Stern

FESTIVAL FOUNDER

Carl Lasky z'"l

JCC PRESIDENT

Matthew Ryen

JCC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Leslie Berkowitz

2015 FESTIVAL COMMITTEE

Bonnie Abrams
Melanie Bailey
Michal Benita-Weiss
Frederick Burger
Ruth Cowing
David Cyrkin
Denise Cyrkin
Elliot Fix
Stuart Hanau
Les Katzel
Rebecca Klymn
Rona Litt
Susan Mandl
Andrea Schollnick
Sid Rosenzweig
Maddy Rubens
Rita Rudnick

Mike Silverstein


The mission of the JCC is to strengthen Jewish identity and promote Jewish continuity in an environment that provides opportunities for meaningful cultural enrichment, physical well-being, social, educational and recreational experiences for individuals and families.


rjff_committee2013 RJFF Committee

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luminariaphotologo

SEE THEM ALL!

Purchase an All Festival Pass
for easy access to every film
this summer!

2 Passes

 

BEST OF THE FESTS

Re-watch our audience favorites 
from last summer, "Above and
Beyond" and "Dough"

Best of the Fests 2016