Thank you to everyone for a fantastic 2021 Columbus Jewish Film Festival – In Celebration of Andrew Ethan Stern! See you next year!

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 17th 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.


Presenting Sponsor



Lisa Newmark and Arnie Good


Lewin Family / Hamilton Parker
Carrie & Andy Madison
Connie & Craig Tuckerman
Stephanie & Adam Lewin
Elaine Lewin


Jody & Joel Altschule
Jennifer & Seth Cammeyer 
Clean Title 
Elements Dental of Johnstown 
Bonnie & Allan Finkelstein 
Carol & Jeff Folkerth 
Gigi & Sam Fried
Debby & Ira Kane 
Linda & Frank Kass
Clemy & Bob Keidan
Denise & Mike Klapper
Carol & Mark Kotler
Nancy & Tom Lurie
Dr. Kurt & Leslie Malkoff
Karen Shore Meyer & Jon Meyer
Andrew Smith & Lavea Brachman
Ruth & Joe Sniderman
Miriam & Bernard Yenkin


Larry & Laurie Abramson
Barkan, Meizlish, Derose, Wentz, McInerney, Peifer, LLP 
Ayelet & Zahi Ben-David
Sharon K. Cohodes
Ronnie & Melissa Conn
Miriam Freimer & Ed Levine
Nelson & Carole Genshaft
Steve & Carol Handler 
Linda Katz
Cathy Levine & Jonathan Groner
Babs Miller
David & Marlene Miller
Bethanne & Jeff Tilson
Joy & Bruce Soll
Emily & Keith Schuss
Joyce & Chuck Shenk
Ireena & Alan Weinberg
Zidel Dental Group


Dawn Balopole 
Margey & Gary Cheses
Congregation Beth Tikvah
Congregation Torat Emet
Natanielle & Avi Cooper
Joyce Edelman & Neal Hoffman 
Geri Ellman
Julie & Michael Fishman
Marilyn Fais
Julie & Andy Glassman
Carol Glassman
Tobi & Ken Gold 
Donna & Hani Hara
Shana & Michael Levin
Lee Hess & Irene Levine 
Heidi & Mike Levey
Becky & Joel Luck
Sunny & Mark Masser
Valerie & Jeff Milgrom 
Caitlin Sherman
Sheila Torch
Joan Wallick
Bruce Wasserstrom
Gwen & Howard Wherman

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 11/10/2021


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