Virginia Festival of Jewish Film
presented by Alma* and Howard Laderberg
January 16 – 24, 2016
The 23rd annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, presented by Alma* and Howard Laderberg, opened to a record crowd of 450 at the Sandler Center on Saturday, January 16th. After viewing the comedy Dough, a reception catered by Village Caterers was heartily enjoyed. Special thanks to Opening Night and major film festival sponsors Patricia and Avraham Ashkenazi, and to opening night décor by Leslie Siegel.
The festival continued at area venues during the week, and closed with a delicious reception at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center on January 24th. Local entertainment critic Mal Vincent spoke about his oldies “pick”, Avalon, before it screened as the final film.
Thanks to all of the film festival sponsors, Old Point National Bank (the other major sponsor of the festival), the Alan & Esther* Fleder Foundation, Spectra by Comcast Spectacor and Virginia Arts Festival. The Festival also thanks its venues and other partners, Beach Movie Bistro, Naro Expanded Cinema, Beth Sholom Village, Tidewater Community College, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, and the Holocaust Commission of the UJFT.
Additional thanks to Mark Robbins, Chair of the Film Festival, and William Laderberg, co-chair of the Film Festival screening committee and to the entire screening committee for their continued support. Thanks to the staff of the JCC who do the behind the scenes work and continually help make the festival a success.
Many thanks to everyone for our continued successful Film Festivals!
Please be sure to thank our sponsors, whose generosity help make the Film Festival possible.
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