Carole Zabar – Founder
Mrs. Zabar has been an active supporter of Israeli documentary filmmaking over the last decade and is the founder of the Other Israel Film Festival. As part of her support for Israeli cultural, social, and political causes, Mrs. Zabar serves as a board member of JCC Manhattan, New Israel Fund, and the American Friends of Meretz.
Isaac Zablocki – Executive Director
Isaac Zablocki is the Director of Film Programs at JCC Manhattan and the Director and Co-Founder of ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival – the largest cultural festival of its kind in the world. The festival runs in 25 locations throughout the New York Metro area and in thirteen major cites throughout the country. Isaac is the founder and director of the Israel Film Center, which includes North America’s largest streaming site for Israeli films: IsraelFilmCenterSTREAM.org. He writes for many national publications and lectures on film at esteemed institutions around the world.
Ravit Turjeman – Festival Director
Ravit Turjeman is the Founder and Managing Director of Dragoman Films, a NYC-based boutique distribution company, specializing in marketing of Israeli Cinema in North America. Ravit also serves as director and programmer of numerous film festivals in the tri-state area.
Sabrina Bleich – Partnerships Coordinator
Sabrina Bleich is the Program Associate for the Israel Film Center, for the Film Program at JCC Manhattan, and for ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival. Sabrina studied History at Yale University, and has experience in oral history, theater, and film production.