Life is Rich
Celebrating family, food & humor

Host a Screening of the documentary

Host a Screening


Dish Tradition with Filmmaker Bonnie Rich

Join the growing network of festivals, synagogues, and community venues that are hosting Life is Rich Dishing Tradition Screenings and inviting Bonnie to engage with their audiences about parenting millennials, passing down traditions and sharing family stories.

Storytelling at its best. It led to rich conversations with my own family.
— Susan Orlins, Award Winning Author
Thanks, Bonnie for bringing the question of the future of Judaism to life.
— Rabbi Jonah Layman, Congregation Shaare Tefila

Our event planning and discussion guide gives you the tools to host a fun and memorable event.
Fill out our screening request form, and we’ll send you a taste of the guide.




Meet & Greet

Create a special event by following the screening with a Q & A and meet and greet with filmmaker Bonnie Rich. Bonnie’s daughter, Leah, is also available for events. Their mother-daughter comedy stylings are a hit on the national film festival circuit.


A New Kind of
Date Night

Pair the film with a Sunday lunch or Shabbat dinner. More than 150 members and guests attended Temple Beth Ami’s Food Film Fest. The fest started with a Wine & Cheese Welcome, followed by a “Spirit of Shabbat” Service, Shabbat Dinner, film screening and, of course, lots of laughter and conversation.


Soup and the Movie

At Story District’s headquarters in DC, grandparents, mothers & daughters, and adults of all ages slurped delicious matzo ball and vegan squash soup before the screening. After the film, the capacity crowd asked advice from the panel about parenting and passing down tradition.


Community-Led Screening

Temple Emanuel used the discussion guide to facilitate their own screening discussion. The crowd didn’t want to stop talking, and only ended their conversations because another program needed the room!


Ready to schedule a screening?
Fill out our screening request form here, or email us at, and we’ll send you a taste of our discussion guide.


Hear how much fun this mom and daughter had at soup and movie night.

Watch a speaking sample of Bonnie at Sixth & I.

"You know that an event is a success when the room is full of people who don't want to stop their conversations."

Linda Wolpert, Sisterhood President, Temple Emanuel


Create an impact as a Life is Rich Dishing Tradition Screening Tour host:

  • Build Connections Between Generations
    Screening events are fun gatherings where people from different generations share laughter, stories and authentic conversations.

  • Reconnect Families to Tradition
    The film sparks spirited, heartfelt discussions between parents and children about their own traditions and heritage.

  • Strengthen Your Outreach
    Synagogue screenings attract a sizable audience of both members and non-members--who are excited to engage with one another, with the rabbi and with Bonnie.

Filled with humor and heart­—it asked many questions that I grapple with as a young adult trying to figure out what my own Judaism means to me.
— Heather Koslov, Sixth & I
Rich in tradition, self exploration, and told with a wonderful sense of humor.
— Sky Bergman, Filmmaker & Professor of Photography and Video, Cal Poly State University

About the Film

Meet the Characters


Synopsis & Message