About Us

The Israel Film Center at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is a leading resource for Israeli film, with the goal of expanding Israel's emerging film industry and promoting Israeli culture in America.
The center serves as an exhibitor, promoter, educator, funder, distributor, producer, network organizer, advisor, and festival producer, as well as includes a viewing library and online database of Israeli cinema. To learn more about each of these services, click here.


Isaac Zablocki - Director and Co-Founder

Yaara Kedem - Associate Director

Morgan Magid - Program Associate

The Israel Film Center and Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is one of the leading presenters of Israeli arts and culture and the foremost presenter of Israeli film in the United States. The Israel Film Center enter is a part of the JCC's general film program. Israeli film screenings take place periodically at the JCC and connect to the JCC's already existing, thriving film program. The Israel Film Center works hand in hand with the JCC's film program and builds off the film needs of the community. The JCC is also the home of the Israel Film Center's archive/library and educational programs.