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Weinstein JCC hosts 14th Annual Israeli & International Jewish Film Festival


The Weinstein JCC’s Israeli Film Festival is now in its 14th year!

After a couple of years of production challenges due to the pandemic, the Israeli film industry has bounced back. While the majority of films in this year’s festival are Israeli, we are excited to have included Jewish-themed films the United States, France and Belgium!

As a result, the festival name has been changed to the Weinstein JCC’s Israeli and International Jewish Film Festival to reflect the film expansion. Thank you to The Horwitz Family for sponsoring the film festival this year. Also, thank you to the film festival committee chaired by Leslie and David Greenberg and includes David Buchsbaum and Leslie McManus, Lisa and Andy Fratkin, Jill and Ben Kutner, Risa and Jay Levine, Lea and Michael Schuldiner and Eileen Schulman for putting together this fabulous line up of films for the community to enjoy:

The following five films will be shown in-person at either the Weinstein JCC or other local theatres:

Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen

Thursday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. • Weinstein JCC

Tickets include a pre-show dinner and cocktail reception with live music from “Fiddler” to set the tone for the evening’s film-viewing experience. Reception at 6 p.m. and film at 7 p.m.

Perfect Strangers

Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. • Weinstein JCC

Looking for a night out without the kids and don’t have a babysitter? Drop them off at the Center for Kids Night Out (Grades K-5). You can grab dinner nearby and come back for the film! Register online at  weinsteinjcc.org.

The Levy’s of Monticello

Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.

Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd., Richmond

Talkback to follow with film director, Steven Pressman, and University of Virginia professor, Phyllis Leffler.

Cinema Sabaya

Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

The Byrd Theatre, 2908 W Cary St., Richmond

Ofir Award Winner for Best Picture and Israel’s entry for International film Oscar

Valiant Hearts

Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Leslie Cheek Theater,

200 N Arthur Ashe Blvd., Richmond

In partnership with the Virginia Holocaust Museum. Discussion with special guest, Karen Daly, VMFA Art Provenance Specialist, World War II era.

Two films, Berenshtein and America will be available for viewing virtually from Jan. 19-29.

For tickets and more information about the Israeli and International Jewish Film Festival, visit www.weinstienjcc.org.


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