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Weinstein JCC hosts 15th annual Israeli & Jewish Film Festival through January 28th

Weinstein JCC is hosting the 15th Annual Israeli & Jewish Film Festival from Jan. 18-28, 2024, as part of the 2023-2024 Arts + Ideas Season. This popular film festival is dedicated to fostering an understanding of Israeli and Jewish culture as well as introducing viewers to Israel’s young but thriving film industry.

Trevor Dickerson

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Weinstein JCC is hosting the 15th Annual Israeli & Jewish Film Festival from Jan. 18-28, 2024, as part of the 2023-2024 Arts + Ideas Season. This popular film festival is dedicated to fostering an understanding of Israeli and Jewish culture as well as introducing viewers to Israel’s young but thriving film industry.

Leslie McGuigan, Director of Cultural Arts for Weinstein JCC, noted that the festival features films based upon various considerations such as awards and nominations, timely subject matter, and input from the film community. “In 2024, six films can be screened in person at locations including the Weinstein JCC, the University of Richmond, and the Virginia Museum of History and Culture,” she said. Weinstein Properties is the presenting sponsor of the film festival.

The schedule of films with a brief synopsis of them, along with information about location, viewing time, and purchasing tickets for the screenings, can be found here.

Tickets are included in the Arts + Ideas subscription. Nonsubscribers can purchase tickets at $12 for Weinstein JCC members or $15 for nonmembers. An all-films pass can be purchased for $60 (members) or $75 (nonmembers).

Films in the 15th Annual Israeli & Jewish Film Festival include:

Film: Farewell, Mister Haffmann

  • Date: Thurs., Jan. 18 at 7 pm
  • Location: Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave.

Film: Remembering Gene Wilder

  • Date: Sun., Jan. 21 at 2 pm
  • Location: Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 428 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.

Film: Matchmaking

  • Date: Tues., Jan. 23 at 7 pm
  • Location: Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave.

Film: Irena’s Vow

  • Date: Wed., Jan. 24 at 7 pm
  • Location: Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave.

EXTRA FEATURE: Following the film, Irena’s daughter, Jeannie Smith, will be a talkback speaker to share insights about her mother, who is considered a “righteous gentile.”

Film: Paris Boutique

  • Date: Sat., Jan. 27 at 7:30 pm
  • Location: Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 428 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.

Film: Exodus 91

  • Date: Sun., Jan. 28 at 2 pm
  • Location: University of Richmond, Jepson Alumni Center, 442 Westhampton Way

EXTRA FEATURE: Following the film, attendees will watch a pre-recorded interview with Haim Divon, an Israeli who was integrally involved in planning the operation that is the film’s subject.

For more information about Arts + Ideas programs and to purchase subscriptions or individual tickets, visit www.weinsteinjcc.org or contact Leslie McGuigan at [email protected].

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Trevor Dickerson is the Editor and Co-Founder of RVAHub.