NOVEMBER  2 – 16, 2021

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.

Film Lineup

Virtual & IN-person Schedule

In Person Screening Virtual Screenings
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Tuesday, November 2 at the JCC @ 6:30 p.m. – $25

Wednesday, November 3 @ 6 p.m. – Friday, November 5 @ 6 p.m. – $15

American Birthright

Thursday, November 4 @ 7 p.m./$15

Viewing on this date only

Thou Shalt Not Hate

Saturday, November 6 @ 7 p.m. – Monday, November 8 @ 7 p.m. – $15

The Specials

Sunday, November 7 at the McCoy Center for the Arts @ 6 p.m. – $25

Monday, November 8 @ 7 p.m. – Wednesday, November 10 @ 7 p.m. – $25

Black Flowers

Tuesday, November 9 @ 7 p.m. – Thursday, November 11 @ 7 p.m. – Free


Wednesday, November 10 at the Drexel Theatre @ 7 p.m. – $15

Wednesday, November 10 @ 6 p.m. – Friday, November 12 @ 7 p.m. – $15

Mighty Ira: A Civil Liberties Story

Sunday, November 14 at the JCC @ 11 a.m./Live Event – $15

Sunday, November 14 @ 6 p.m. – Tuesday, November 16 @ 6 p.m. – $15

Powder Keg

Monday, November 15 @ 6 p.m. – Wednesday, November 17 @ 6 p.m. – $15

Ottolehghi And The Cakes of Versailles Tuesday, November 16 at JCC @ 6:30 p.m. – $15

Wednesday, November 10 @ 6 p.m. – Friday, November 12 @ 6 p.m. – $15

Labyrinth of Peace

Saturday, November 6 @ 7 p.m. – Friday, November 12 @ 7 p.m.

Episodes 1-3 & 4-6 sold separately – $15

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


Matrix Psychological Services/Visualopathy 
Dr. Kurt and Leslie Malkoff
Elements Dental of Johnstown
Miriam and Bernard Yenkin
Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corp
Andrew Smith and Lavea Brachman
Ira and Debora Kane
Sam and Gigi Fried
Joe and Ruth Sniderman
Carol and Jeff Folkerth
Denise & Mike Klapper
Lisa Newmark & Arnie Good
Frank and Linda Kass
Mark & Carol Kotler


Emily and Keith Schuss
Linda Katz
Nelson and Carole Genshaft
Joyce and Chuck Shenk
Greta and Daniel Zidel
Lawrence Abramson
Sharon K. Cohodes
Miriam Freimer and Ed Levine
Steve and Carol Handler
Cathy Levine and Jonathan Groner
Ronnie and Melissa Conn
Barkan, Meizlish, Derose, Wentz, McInerney, Peifer, LLP


Joan Wallick
Michael & Julie Fishman
Howard and Gwen Werman
Margey and Gary Cheses
Hani and Donna Hara
Dawn Balopole
Sheila Torch
Rebecca & Joel Luck
Tobi & Ken Gold


Bruce Wasserstrom
Geri Ellman
Valerie and Jeff Milgrom
Shana and Michael Levin
Natanielle and Avi Cooper
Caitlin Sherman
Joyce Edelman and Neal Hoffman
Mark and Sunny Masser
Marilyn Fais
Heidi & MIke Levey

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 10/19/2021


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