Meet the Staff
Isaac Zablocki, Senior Director of Film Programs and Israel Film Center
Born in New York, Isaac grew up in Israel and served in the IDF's leading film unit as an educational film producer. He attended film school at Columbia University and went on to work at Miramax films. At JCC Manhattan, he runs weekly screenings, and programs multiple film festivals annually including the acclaimed Other Israel Film Festival and Reelabilites: NY Disabilities Film Festival. Isaac has developed the largest online database of Israeli films as well as Israel Film Center Stream, the leading site for streaming Israeli films. Isaac lectures around the world in major institutions and writes for a variety of publications including the Huffington Post.
Sabrina Bleich, Program Associate, Film Festivals and Programs
Sabrina was born in New York but raised between Tel Aviv, Budapest, and New York. A graduate of Yale with a BA in History, she worked at the Fortunoff Holocaust Testimonial Archive translating their Hungarian collection. Sabrina has experience in film, sketch comedy, and theater production. At the JCC, she helps to coordinate the Cinematters screenings, as well as working on ReelAbilities Film Festival, Other Israel Film Festival, as well as the Israel Film Center and streaming service. For the festivals, she primarily focuses on partnership opportunities -- so please reach out to her here if you are interested in partnering with us!
Yaara Kedem, ReelAbilities North America Coordinator, Guest Liaison
Yaara is the coordinator of ReelAbilities North America based in NY. She graduated with a degree in Film & Television and Special Education Studies from Tel Aviv University in Israel. She spent several years in post-production, program localization, and film brand development for film festivals, interactive gaming, live events, TV networks and children’s programs. She also worked as the Travel Director and Tour Leader at a summer camp and travel program for children and teens with special needs based in Pennsylvania.