2019 Acknowledgements:

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

Staff:

Hilary Helstein, Festival Executive Director, David Suissa, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Adam Levine, Chief Financial Officer, Jonathan Fong, Artistic Director, Magda Strehlau, Festival Associate Director, 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; Shirley & Phil Sniderman, Community Liaison Co-Chairs; Elaine Seltzer, Volunteer Committee Chair; Marge Chirchick, Elke Ereshefsky, Edward Gallo, Nancy Glassberg , Candy Mintz, Opening Night Committee; Georgette Dunst, Gay & Ken Elfand, Regina Safdie, Suzannah Warlick, Screening Committee; Laura Grosz, Latin American Coordinator; Todd Felderstein, Media Arts.

Additional Thanks:

Roz Wolf PR, Greg & Tish Laemmle, Neil Friedman and staff of Menemsha Films, Rabbi Jerry Cutler of Creative Arts Temple, Dave Fishelson, James Freedman, Stan Taffel, Jeffrey Ebenstein of Councilmember Paul Koretz’s office, Rabbi Marvin Hier, Liebe Geft & Lorraine Sais of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Rabbi Naomi Levy of Nashuva, Andi Lovano of the City of West Hollywood, Simone Bliss of Austrian Consulate, Deputy Consul General Kathrin Steinbrenner & Consul Jan Peter Schmitt of the Consulate General of Germany, the Consulate General of Israel, LA Museum of the Holocaust, Lisa Richie of A24, Candace Dodds, Robert Uher, Kelly Hartog, Gerri Miller. Dan Kacvinski,  Lily Moore of Legacy Entertainment.