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 the Marlene Meyerson 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.

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.

Morgan Magid, Program Associate

Morgan Magid is from Princeton Junction, New Jersey and recently graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Documentary Journalism and Sociology. She has worked at Go2Films, an Israeli distribution company, for the past two years after interning in their Jerusalem office in 2016. She has also interned at Engel Entertainment, a production company in New York and wrote for The Aqaurian, an alt-weekly in New Jersey.

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