It is difficult to put into words what Roz Goldberg means not only to our Federation but the Sarasota-Manatee community. While she is likely best known in our Jewish community as the chair for our annual Jewish Film Festival, now in its fifth year, Roz has been actively involved with our Federation for close to 10 years. Currently, she holds the position of Parliamentarian and is a member of the board of directors and executive committee. She has also served as chair of the investment committee and as a member of both the finance and policies and procedures committee. Roz is also an active member of several non-profit organizations, such as the Sarasota Film Festival and AIPAC.
Roz is one of Federation’s most dedicated volunteers. In her role as the film festival chair, she personally screens upwards of 30 films each year and works with a committee to make the selections, but also writes articles, secures interesting guest speakers and even negotiates with producers and filmmakers to secure reasonable screening fees. She is extremely hands-on and takes her role as chair very seriously. Her hard work has paid off…the film festival is one of our Federation’s most successful programs, having attracted close to 1,000 participants in 2013.
We are thrilled to honor Roz as our Mensch of the Month for March! Show your support for Roz by attending this year’s festival.