Sponsored by Temple Beth El of Williamsburg, Virginia

Love in Suspenders, Sunday January 31, 2021

The Virginia Peninsula Jewish Film Festival Winter Series kicks off on Sunday, January 31st with the virtual showing of the Israeli romantic comedy Love in Suspenders.

When feisty and absent-minded widow Tami hits gruff widower Beno with her car, the last thing on her mind is romance. Warned by her attorney son, Tami tries to ensure Beno will not sue her by inviting him to her luxury apartment in a retirement community. They discover their shared heartache over losing their spouses, (Tami still has very real conversations with her dead husband’s ghost), and though their offspring and nosy neighbors try to interfere, opposites attract.

We are continuing to screen our films virtually this year and there is no charge. If you would like a link to view the film on January 31st, send a email to vpjff@tbewilliamsburg.org no later than Thursday, January 28th. Note: The link will be emailed to you on Friday, January 29th.

Save the date:

Working Woman, Sunday, March 7, 2021

This Israeli film which won for Best Actress and had four other nominations at the Israel Film Academy, is about Orna, the mother of three young children with a husband struggling to start his own restaurant. To help support her family Orna returns to the workplace. While Orna embraces her new position and tries to balance its demands with her home life, she begins to experience escalating sexual harassment from her boss. Her rapid rise through the ranks and her increasing financial success seem to parallel a pattern of predatory behavior which ultimately brings her career and marital relationship to the brink.

To obtain a link to view the film, send an email to vpjff@tbewilliamsburg.org no later than Thursday, March 4th. The link will be emailed to you on Friday, March 5th.

While there is no charge this year, your generous donation is welcomed. Donations can now be made online. Checks should be made payable to Temple Beth El of Williamsburg and mailed to: Temple Beth El, 600 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Suggested support levels are: Executive Producer – $1,000; Producer $500; Director $250; Screenwriter $100; Cast Member $25; Audience Member – any amount that you can contribute will be greatly appreciated!