Wellesley Resident Elected Boston Jewish Film President
Area Jewish film festival sets Wellesley resident Denise Widman as its president.
A nearby annual Jewish film festival is under new leadership, and that new leader comes from Wellesley.
The Boston Jewish Film Festival (BJFF), which screens films on Jewish themes throughout the year, recently elected Denise Widman, a Wellesley resident, as its new President. She worked previously as the organization's vice president, and has been involved with the organization for about 10 years.
"The festival is a perfect fit for me as it combines my passion for film with my love of Jewish life," says Widman in a press release (see PDFs).
Widman takes over from Joyce Pastor, who will remain on the BJFF board of directors.
[Correction: 10:37 a.m.] A previous version of the article incorrectly indicated that Widman has been VP of the BJFF for ten years. This has been corrected.