2015 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, Susan Freudenheim, Executive Editor, Adam Levine, Chief Financial Officer, Jonathan Fong, Artistic Director, Anna Hossnieh, 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; Shirley & Phil Sniderman, Community Liaison Co-Chairs; Susan Dean, Magda Strehlau, Volunteer Committee Chairs; Judy Nussenblatt, Synagogue Liaison; Marge Chirchick, Elke Ereshefsky, Wendy Fisher, Edward Gallo, Candy Mintz, Susan Pinkus, Opening Night Committee; Chana & Phil Bell, Gabriela Bohm, Shirley & Phil Sniderman, Claudia Sobral, Suzannah Warlick, Screening Committee; Thomas Feith, Todd Felderstein, Media Arts; Laura Grosz, Latin American Community Liaison; Nancy Hirsch, South Bay Liaison.

Additional Thanks:

  Roz Wolf PR, Robert Uher, Rabbi David Baron, Kasey Carter, Neil Friedman and Heidi Oshin, Alison Mayersohn and Matt Friedman of ADL, Consul Stefan Biederman of the Consulate General of Germany, Daniel Chaffey of the Goethe Institut LA, Janice Kaminer-Reznik of Jewish World Watch, Samara Hutman of LA Museum of the Holocaust, Bill Shpall, Greg Laemmle, Jonathan Schreiber and Ellie Haiem of Cedars-Sinai, Marieke Oudejans, Alon Shtruzman of Keshet TV, Kat Kramer, Karen Sharpe Kramer, Ariela Emery and Matt Baram of Atid at Sinai Temple, Renata DeAquino of Galerie Michael, Gerry Anklewicz, Steve Nafshun, Lynn Pelkey, Dan Kacvinski, Naomi Pfefferman-Magid, Tom Tugend, Giovanni Moriconi, Joel Goldman of ELS, Linda Shayne, Kenny Blank of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Stuart Hands of Toronto Jewish Film Festival and the patient families of our dedicated volunteers.