10.23.22 – 11.13.22

18 Years

14 Films

5 Locations

The Columbus Jewish Film Festival In Celebration of Andrew Ethan Stern is committed to presenting cutting-edge international films and ancillary programming that reflect a myriad of Jewish experiences. Festival goals include engaging Jewish individuals and groups in the production of the Festival; building and inspiring new audiences; facilitating dialogue among diverse communities; promoting Tikkun Olam and social justice; and enriching Jewish culture and the Columbus arts community. Film screenings, educational programs, social events, celebrations and community collaborations are tools used to accomplish these goals.

Remembering Andrew Ethan STern

The 18th Annual JCC Columbus Jewish Film Festival is named in honor of Andrew Ethan Stern, an adored son, cherished friend, successful businessman, athlete, animal rights activist, mentor and humanitarian. Andrew was kind and generous. Through determination and thoughtfulness, Andrew was outstanding in all of his endeavors from school and sports to business. Following his childhood dream, he moved to Los Angeles and began his career in marketing with the Los Angeles Lakers. A successful entrepreneur, Andrew was an Internet marketing pioneer and founded his company, Seed Corn Advertising in 2002. Andrew was a true team player. He had a strong work ethic and always supported his friends and loved ones. His life and legacy of generosity and dedication to those around him will be remembered by the lives he touched and those who knew him.




Marjie & Jeff Coopersmith
DeeDee & Herb Glimcher


Lewin Family / Hamilton Parker

Lisa Newmark and Arnie Good


Jody and Joel Altschule

Lavea Brachman and Andrew Smith

Vicki Canter

Clean Title

Congregation Beth Tikvah

Congregation Tifereth Israel

Melissa and Ronnie Conn

Bonnie and Allan Finkelstein

Carol and Jeff Folkerth

Ira and Debby Kane

Linda and Frank Kass

Clemy and Bob Keidan

Denise and Mike Klapper

Nancy and Tom Lurie

Kurt and Leslie Malkoff

Karen and Jon Meyer

Darcy and Chris Schrimpf

Ruth and Joe Sniderman


Laurie and Larry Abramson
Ayelet and Zahi Ben David
Jennie and Seth Cammeyer
June and Jerry Frankel
Marilyn and Roger Friedman
Miriam Friemer and Ed Levine
Carole and Nelson Genshaft
Carol Glassman
Joy & Michael Gonsiorowski
Carol and Steve Handler
Stacy and Howard Levin
Cathy Levine and Jonathan Groner
Babs Miller
Joyce and Chuck Shenk
Bethanne and Jeff Tilson
Sheila Torch
Greta and Dan Zidel/Katrina and Eric Zidel/Zidel Dental Group
Columbus Museum of Art, Friends of Jewish Art
Laura and Adam Weiser


Dawn Balopole
Shana and Howie Beigelman
Andrew L. Brewster
David Brown
Margey and Gary Cheses
Columbus Jewish Day School 
Columbus Jewish Day School Board of Directors
Joyce Edelman and Neal Hoffman
Geri Ellman
Marilyn Fais
Gail Ferber
Al Friedman
Gigi and Sam Fried
Julie Block Glassman and Andrew Glassman
Tobi and Ken Gold
Rebecca Gurk and Stuart Mangel
Shelly and Barry Igdaloff
Mason A. Keny (in memory of Galia Keny
Gayle and Steven Klayman
Heidi and Mike Levey
Irene Levine and Lee Hess
Randi and Marty Lewis
Becky and Joel Luck
Sunny and Mark Masser
Connie and Sandy Meizlish
Valerie and Jeff Milgrom
Lynda and Stephen Nacht
Sharon Simon and Karl Rubin
Susan Steinman and Larry Moses
Joshua Schottenstein
Hilary and Michael Talis
Joan Wallick
Bruce Wasserstrom
Leslie Yenkin and Jonathan Petuchowski

International film makers, expert commentary, diverse venues, and evolving technology all increase the awareness of essential community conversation year after year. Your support of the Columbus Jewish Film Festival enables the continuation of this vibrant and engaging Jewish cultural arts program for the entire community.

Updated as of 11/13/2022


For more information, please reach out to Festival Director, Emily Schuss,  at eschuss@columbusjcc.org or (614) 559-6205