Traditionally screened at various locations throughout Tidewater, the Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, presented by Alma & Howard Laderberg, offers a range of cinema experiences, from compelling documentaries to poignant comedies that engage and spark conversations.

 

30th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film
February 23 - March 1, 2023

The film schedule for the 30th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film will be available this winter. Keep an eye on this webpage or join our mailing list to be notified when tickets go on sale!

 

In the meantime, enjoy some of the films from the 29th Annual Festival, and click here for links to view past films the community has enjoyed, many of which are now available online at little or no cost.

 

A STARRY SKY ABOVE THE ROMAN GHETTO

Director Giulio Base | 100 mins
Italy | 2020

STREAM ONLINE

 

 

 

TANGO SHALOM

Director Gabriel Bologna | 115 min
USA | 2020
English | PG-13

STREAM ONLINE

 

 

 

BEN GUIRON, EPILOGUE

Director Yariv Mozer | 70 min

Israel | 2016

Hebrew with English Subtitles | Not Rated

STREAM ONLINE

 

 

 

HESTER STREET

STREAM ONLINE

Director Joan Michelin Silver | 89 min
USA | 1975
English | PG

 

 

 

TIGER WITHIN

STREAMING LINK COMING SOON

Director Rafael Zielinski | 98 min
USA | 2020
English | Not Rated

 

FILM & EVENT SCHEDULE

 

 

 

 

FAST FAQS

About the Festival

As one of the longest-running Jewish film festivals in the country, the mission of the Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, presented by Alma & Howard Laderberg, is to educate and engage diverse Tidewater communities, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, by presenting world-class film premieres, repertory cinema, and associated programs that are inspired by Jewish or Israeli history, heritage, and values.

 

Our vision is to create shared experiences and connections through film and cultural programs inspired by Jewish legacy and values.

 

Ticket Pricing


Film Festival Ticket Pricing:

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Event Information

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Eventive Virtual Option

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Full Event At-A-Glace

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THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS PATRONS OF THE ARTS AND SPONSORS:

 

 

Avraham and Karen Ashkenazi

Ken and Betty Berklee

Wendy Jo and Ronald Brodsky

Stephanie Calliott and Don London

Caplan Family Foundation

Jeff Chernitzer and Billye Roy

Susan and Andrew Cohen

Cheryl Dronzek

Leora and Nathan Drory

Barbara Dudley

Susan and Jim Eilberg

Debby and Fred Fink

Mona and Jeffrey Flax

Alan and Esther Fleder Foundation

 

 

Anne and Lawrence Fleder

Alicia and Robert Friedman

Shari Friedman and Andrew King

Helen G. Gifford Foundation

Glenda and Lewis Greenhouse

Laura and Fred Gross

Jeri Jo and Bill Halprin

Marcia Hofheimer

Connie Jacobson

Jaffe Family Fund

Michael Jaffe

Carol and Joel Jason

Betsy and Ed Karotkin

Jodi and Jay Klebanoff

Milton "Mickey" Kramer Scholar-in-Residence Fund

Anne and Eddie Kramer

 

 

Celia Krichman Charitable Trust

Sierra and Steven Lautman

Fern and Larry Leibowitz

Arnold Leon

David Leon

Sandra Porter Leon and Miles Leon

Caren and Stephen Leon

Betty Ann and Scott Levin

Nancy Levin

Karen and Rick Lombart

Joan London

Robin and Matt Mancoll

Marcia and Burton Moss

Stacie and Marc Moss

Andrew Nusbaum

Ellie Porter

Sharon and Gene Ross

 

 

Sara Jo and Joel Rubin

Miriam Seeherman

Patty and Herm Shelanski

Sandy and Norman Sher

Leslie and Lawrence Siegel

Helen Goldsticker Sissel

Edward Soltz

Arlene and Ralph Soussan

Lawrence Steingold

Renee and John Strelitz

Tidewater Jewish Foundation

Diane and Sam Werbel

Amy and Frank Zelenka

Laure and Richard Saunders

Lynn Schoenbaum

 

 

FOR TICKETS OR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Hunter Thomas, Director of Arts & Entertainment at  HThomas@ujft.org or (757) 965-6137.

 

 

PREVIOUS FILMS

 

Offering shared experiences and connections through film and cultural programs inspired by Jewish legacy and values over the last 28 years, here’s a look back at the most recent films the community has enjoyed, many of which are now available online at little or no cost.

 

2022

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

 

2016

 

 

2015