Cantor Alisa Fineman

introduces Body & Soul

Members of the Carmel High School orchestra entertain patrons at Opening Night reception

Patrons enjoy the Opening Night feast

Arts Council President

Susan Breen at Opening Night

Lee and Sheree Goldman, Bobby and Jenifer Block, Liz Baseman, and Cele Passin help with a reception

Audience at Congregation Beth Israel

Sumptuous dessert reception

Reception Hosts Marlene Maier, Betzi Grogin, Sheree Goldman, Cele Passin

Benefactors Jim and Natalie Sammet

Volunteers Mindy Western and Shel Lyons pass appetizers at Closing Night

Monterey Mayor Clyde Roberson introduces a film

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Film Director Robert Philipson at Opening Night

Julie Chase, Rosemary Lande, and Joyce Lender at Closing Night

Alan Goldman and Scott Lyon 

tend the bar at Closing Night

Natasha Lipkina, Galena Bordetsky, Alex Bordetsky, and Michael Segal discuss Operation Wedding

Marlene Maier moderates panel with Rabbi Leah Novick and Professor Joyce Antler following The Women's Balcony


Chef Terry Teplitzky introduces

The Sturgeon Queens


Malina Breaux

Festival Co-chair Marsha Kelly

Justine Stock interviews actor Milt Kogan and film director Maya Ben Yair at the Night of Shorts

Panelists Joel Jacobson, Saul Eisenstat, and Richard Gerber following Muhi

Festival Co-chair

Sam Ezekiel