Monday, March 11, 2024

NJJFF 2024 • Opening Night Preview: "Seven Blessings"



***Opening Film***
Thursday, March 28, 7:00PM

JCC MetroWest's Maurice Levine Theater

Post-film Q&A with co-writer and actress, Eleanor Sela,

and producer, Ronen Ben Tal

Marie was just two years old when her mother gave her to be raised by her infertile aunt, a common custom among Moroccans at the time. Forty years later, Marie returns to Israel from France for her wedding after long being disconnected from her family, who are preparing for the ritual of Sheva Brachot (Seven Blessings) — a week of festive nightly meals in honor of the newlyweds. But Marie has also come to reopen old wounds and seek apologies. In the midst of intoxicating family meals, secrets, and lies are revealed with humor and pathos.


Seven Blessings swept the 2023 Ophir Awards (Israel’s Oscars), winning Best Picture and nine others, and was Israel’s entry for the Best International Feature Oscar.

Seven Blessings - Official English Trailer

Click above to view the Seven Blessings trailer.


All-access Festival Supporter Passes are still available for purchase – see all our events with one convenient pass and gain access to two special events! Sponsorships of the NJJFF are still welcome and include access to all events!


Advance cash tickets are also available for purchase at the following times at

JCC MetroWest:


11:00AM – 1:00PM, Wednesday, March 20

11:00AM – 1:00PM, Monday, March 25

8:30AM – 10:30AM, Wednesday, March 27

The eagerly anticipated New Jersey Jewish Film Festival is not just a celebration of cinema but a poignant opportunity for our diverse community to come together, sharing in the beauty of our heritage and the compelling stories that define us. This March, let the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival guide us to a space where our shared history and collective dreams converge, forging bonds that resonate far beyond the confines of the theater.


All films will be screened in-person at JCC MetroWest's Maurice Levin Theatre.

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