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Through feature films, shorts, documentaries, student films and conversations with guest speakers, our festivals explore a variety of topics, all with the goal of exciting, engaging and educating our audiences. Many of our films have received awards both nationally and internationally. Since our festivals premiered, over 100 outstanding films have been shown at a variety of venues.
Check below for all the details of the first-ever Jewish Film Festival at the Weinstein JCC!
Our annual Israeli Film Festival is dedicated to fostering an understanding of Israeli culture and access to Israel’s young but thriving film industry. The festival features films based upon various considerations such as awards or nominations, timely subject matter and input from the film community.
The Ninth Annual Israeli Film Festival will take place January 9-13 at the Weinstein JCC.
Thank you to the Israeli Film Festival Committee:
Committee Co-Chairs: Leslie and David Greenberg
Lisa and Andy Fratkin
Jill and Ben Kutner
Risa and Jay Levine
Karen and Kenneth Olshansky
Special thanks to these organizations for co-hosting the following film screenings during the Ninth Annual Israeli Film Festival:
Israeli Love Story - Hadassah Richmond, Chabad of the Virginias, Congregation Or Atid, Congregation Beth Ahabah
The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfrid Israel - Virginia Holocaust Museum
Shelter - Temple Beth El
The Cakemaker - Congregation Or Ami, Health Brigade
The ReelAbilities Film Festival is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. The festival presents award-winning films, accompanied by discussions and other engaging programs which bring together the community to explore, discuss and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.
This year's festival will take place February 6-10. See below for this year's films!
Thank you to this year's Community Partners:
Art on Wheels
Autism Society of Central Virginia
The Byrd Theatre
The Choice Group
Commonwealth Community Trust
Friendship Circle of VA
Greater Richmond ARC
#If You Could See Me
Jewish Family Services
Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
The Virginia Home