2013 Acknowledgements:

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


Hilary Helstein, Festival Executive Director; David Suissa, President, Rob Eshman, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Susan Freudenheim, Executive Editor, Adam Levine, Chief Financial Officer, Lionel Ochoa, Production Director, Jonathan Fong, Artistic Director, and all the helpful staff of The Jewish Journal.


John Fishel, Honorary Festival Chair; Kim Cavallo & Michele Kaufman, Founding Co-Chairs; Marge Chirchick & Elke Ereshefsky, Festival Co-Chairs; Giselle Dunst, Screening Committee Chair; Larry Anklewicz, Programming Consultant; Sam Goldberg, Outreach Chair; Cori Drasin, Volunteer Committee Chair, Myrna Matsa, Volunteer Committee Assistant Chair; Shirley & Phil Sniderman, Community Liaison Co-Chairs; Judy Nussenblatt, Synagogue Outreach Liai- son; Marge Chirchick, Giselle Dunst, Elke Ereshefsky, Evelyn Steinberg, Kerry Welland, Opening Night Committee; Chana & Phil Bell, Gabriela Bohm, Shirley & Phil Sniderman, Suzannah Warlick, Abe Kleiman (in memoriam), Screening Committee; Todd Felderstein, Media Arts; Laura Grosz, Latin American Community Liaison; Rob Allen, Dov Cohen, Festival Development.

Additional Thanks:

Roz Wolf PR, Marvin Paige, Robin Roth, Asher Zlotnik, Alison Mayersohn of ADL, Janice Kaminer-Reznik, Lois Weinsaft, Alisha Pedowitz of the BJE, Samara Hutman, Charlie Cavallo, Steve Nafshun, Rick Pollard, Harry Osterreicher, Ada Guerin, Rob Lotterstein, Judy Carter, Naomi Pfefferman-Magid, Danielle Berrin, Tom Tugend, Iris Mann, Melissa Weller, Andrew Dugan, Andrea Alonzo, Lynn Pekley, Sara Budisantoso, Jocelyn Orloff of ATID, David Dorfman, Joel Goldman of ELS, Lily Moore of Legacy, Linda Shayne, Mike Broggie, Jeremy Moseley, Greg Laemmle, Jill Cutler of Hollywood Journal, Janet Gilmore, Hudson Helstein for allowing us to work, and the patient families of our dedicated volunteers.