The Crossing

by | Jul 23, 2021 | What’s Happening

Originally published in the February 8, 2021 issue.

Sunday, February 21-Tuesday, February 23 (virtual cinema!); $12 per household

The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s Patricia & Avraham Ashkenazi and Alma & Howard Laderberg Virginia Festival of Jewish Film kicks off its 28th season with the screening of The Crossing, offered virtually for 72 hours.

A movie for the entire family, the film tells the story of the adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto, who help two young Jews to flee from the Nazis, cross the border to neutral Sweden, and reunite with their parents. Pre-registration is required.

For more information and to register, visit or contact Patty Shelanski at