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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 back soon for all the details of the annual Jewish Film Series 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 11th Annual Israeli Film Festival, presented by Weinstein Properties, took place January 20-31, 2021. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Thanks to our Israeli Film Festival Co-Hosts:
Chabad of Virginia
Congregation Beth Ahabah
Congregation Or Ami
Congregation Or Atid
Jewish Community Federation of Richmond
Jewish Life at VCU
Kenneset Beth Israel
Temple Beth El
The ReelAbilities Diversity and Inclusion 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.
Kesem (“Magic” in Hebrew) is exactly what occurs when actors, both with and without needs, go through this theatrical process together. Under the direction of Brian Bassett, participants learn, grow and express themselves in ways they may never had imagined. In Kesem, the Weinstein JCC’s inclusive theater project, it is the process, more than the result, that is most important. The cast and crew of Kesem invite everyone to come and experience the magic of Kesem! Click here to learn more.
This year's festival took place February 8-11, 2021. Thank you to everyone who participated!