Jewish Film Festival

Susan Rose and Elisabeth Schonfeld, Co-Chairs

Mission: To educate County residents about AJC’s work and advocacy initiatives on behalf of Israel and the Jewish communities around the world through film and programming. Sponsorship of the annual Westchester Jewish Film Festival, at the Jacob Burns Film Center, as well as additional film screenings during the year throughout the county provide opportunities for members to become active in AJC.

Recent Activities:

Coordination of identifying potential films for AJC programs for fifteenth annual Westchester Celebrates Film Festival. The festival is curated by the Jacob Burns Film Center.

Attended film festivals in other cities to view films that would appeal to our audience and well as to promote the AJC message.

Developed appropriate AJC programs, private dinners and receptions to accompany film screenings.

Worked with local synagogues to increase awareness of AJC and the festival.

Assisted in raising funds required for AJC’s sponsorship of the festival.

Film Festival took place from March 30th-April 20th with more than 8,000 tickets sold.

Partnered with JCC of Mid-Westchester for encore showings of highlights films from the 2015 Westchester Jewish Film Festival.