2017 Acknowledgements:

This festival would not be possible without the tireless work of the following people:

Staff:

Hilary Helstein, Festival Executive Director, David Suissa, President, Rob Eshman, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Adam Levine, Chief Financial Officer, Jonathan Fong, Artistic Director, Magda Strehlau, Festival Assistant Director, Roni Avneri, Festival Assistant, and all the helpful staff of The Jewish Journal. 

Volunteers:

John Fishel, Honorary Festival Chair; Kim Cavallo & Michele Kaufman, Founding Co-Chairs; Marge Chirchick & Elke Ereshefsky, Festival Co-Chairs; Larry Anklewicz, Programming Consultant; Claudia Sobral, Special Program Liaison; Shirley & Phil Sniderman, Community Liaison Co-Chairs; Elaine Seltzer, Volunteer Committee Chair; Marge Chirchick, Elke Ereshefsky, Edward Gallo, Candy Mintz, Opening Night Committee; Chana & Phil Bell, Mike Eisenberg, Georgette Dunst,  Lorie Girsh, Regina Safdie, Shirley & Phil Sniderman, Suzannah Warlick, Screening Committee; Laura Grosz, Latin American Coordinator; Todd Felderstein, Media Arts; Susan Jarrett, Judy Jonas, Nancy Glassberg, Outreach Development.

Additional Thanks:

Melody Korenbrot & Ziggy Kozlowski of Block-Korenbrot PR, Greg Laemmle, Robert Uher, Roberta Grossman & Bill Shpall of TIOH, Stephen Sass of the Jewish Historical Society, Consul Maya Kadosh, Shay Perez & Yaara Segal of the Consulate General of Israel, Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann & Consul Jan Peter Schmitt of the Consulate General of Germany,The Goethe Institut LA, Rachel Fidler of LA Museum of the Holocaust, Alison Mayersohn of ADL,  Steve Nafshun, Avishag Cohen, Julia Moss, Lynn Pelkey, Naomi Pfefferman-Magid, Joel Goldman of ELS.