Barshop JCC Jewish Film Festival

The Barshop JCC Jewish Film Festival promotes Jewish values and diversity through the medium of film, striving to entertain, educate, and raise community awareness of Jewish identity, history, and culture.

We are in the beginning stages of planning 2017, which will be held February 18-22. Save the date for the Film Festival Kick-Off, Sat., Jan. 7 at the JCC!

 

Film Festival History 
Held annually, typically in February, the Jewish Film Festival was conceived in 2001 by Mel Pomerantz whose persistent efforts brought it to life. Films are selected through an arduous process that includes identifying, researching, and screening more than eighty films each year to select the best to present to the community. We thank our loyal patrons for returning to the Festival year-after-year.

The Festival has been held at a number of locations, including the Barshop JCC in the Holzman Auditorium, San Antonio Museum of Art, Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro, and our current home, Santikos Embassy 14.

The Sequel 
In addition to the annual Jewish Film Festival, the JCC features extra film screenings throughout the year.This series of films, also selected by the Festival Committee, is aptly called "The Sequel", and offers the community the opportunity to enjoy cinema outside of the Film Festival. The JCC also hosts a number of Film Events throughout the year in conjunction with Jewish holidays, special celebrations, and more.
The Committee 
Wendy Barker, PhD • Susan Blumenthal* • Jolene Davis • Clarance Dickinson • Steven G. Kellman, PhD • Sandy Levenshus • Seymour Palans • Alan Petlin* • Ann Pomerantz • Stephen Shanfield, MD • Carol Sugarman • Alice Thorner • Sandy Weingart

*2017 Film Festival Co-Chairs

2016 Sponsors* 
Producer

Elsa Barshop • Jolene & Steve Davis • Gail & Bob Gurwitz • Dana & Bruce Hendin • Randi & Bob Hutchens • Mary Sue & Maurie Kern • The Lazarus Foundation Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation • Ann Pomerantz • Laura & Jack Richmond • Cherie & Joe Shulter • Gloria & Gerald Silber • Barbara & Stanley Spigel • Francie & Harris Sterling • Alice & Richard Thorner • Maxine & Dick Zucker

Director

Louise & Mike Beldon • Phyllis & Sheldon Braverman • Luann & Larry Cohen • Dale & Harry Eastman • Marcia & Martin Epner • Toni & Richard Goldsmith • Mindi Alterman & Glenn Halff • Mary Lou Daugherty & Dr. Roxanne Henkin • Cary & Jeff Kavy • Rochelle & David Lefton • Shirley & Charles Lerner • Danny Markson • Louise Mandel & Brant Mittler • Judy & Seymour Palans • Bari & Arthur Rosenthal • Bonnie Reed & Stu Schlossberg • Phyllis Davis & Leonard Seidner • Sherie & Anatole Trakhtenbroit • Bette & Jack Vexler • Sandy & Mel Weingart

Cinematographer

Gayle & Stanley Alterman • Marjorie & Joel Baseman • Beverly & Mike Birnbaum • Linda & Stanley Blend • Darilek, Butler & Co. - Susan & Steve Butler • Claire Golden • Jayne & David Gordon • Danna & Jim Halff • Sally Halff • Ruth & Hal Hoine • Susan Jacobson • Yvette Kalter • Roxana & Jerry Kelfer • Drs. Wendy Barker & Steven G. Kellman • Stephen J. Kramer Architecture + Design - Ilene & Steve Kramer • Sandy & Saul Levenshus • Massage Heights at Deerfield Crossing • Karen & David Palans • Suzanne & Rusty Palmer • Kristy & Alan Petlin • Pulman, Cappuccio, Pullen, Benson & Jones, LLP • Daniella & Tibor Ritter • Ray Schneider • Courtney & Steve Silver – Coldwell Banker/D’Ann Harper Realtors • Ellen & Bob Sims • Lynn & Rabbi Samuel Stahl • Carol & Kenneth Sugarman • Kenneth Train • Leslie & Jon Tramer • Tina & Brian Weiner • Ginny Wind • Wortham Insurance • Ruthie & Dick Wurzburg

*As of January 7, 2016

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Maya at 210-302-6867.

For more information about the Barshop JCC Jewish Film Festival, please contact Maya Siler.