Life is Rich
Celebrating family, food & humor

The Film

Washington Jewish Film Festival Audience Award Winner!


About the Film

Life is Rich is a real-life comedy about Bonnie Rich, a Jewish mom on a mission to convince her 20-something daughters that they should raise her maybe-one-day-future grandchildren Jewish.

Neither daughter is pregnant or even married. But Bonnie’s a planner, so she schleps her daughters to meet rabbis and tries to force them to find joy in holiday celebrations. Through it all, Bonnie and the girls debate the relevance of religion, while taking ample breaks for a nosh, a laugh and taste of wisdom from the ultimate Bubbe, Bonnie’s mom.

Life is Rich premiered to a packed crowd at the Washington Jewish Film Festival where it was honored with an Audience Award. The sold-out crowd cried a little, laughed a lot and after the film, engaged in lively conversation about family, food and faith.


“With humor and poignancy Life is Rich captures the present day American Jewish dilemma of stimulating the next generation to be identified as Jews. A great film for the whole family to see and talk about way into the night.”

Aviva Kempner, Director, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, Rosenwald and other films

“Tackles difficult questions—on culture, religion, and heritage—with humor and fearlessness.”

Arch Campbell, Long-time Washington, DC movie reviewer