( written by admin on September 25, 2022 )

Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas Lineup: Hanukkah on Rye

Yael has a new project schedulled to shoot from September 27th to October 19th! The movie will shoot in Winnipeg and has the following storyline:

It’s never easy to mix family with business and Jacob Leven and Molly Gilbert know this all too well. Both born into strong Jewish families with world class delis while trying to find their own way and carve their own paths. For Jacob, it’s proving to his family that he has what it takes to open the newest location on his own and for Molly, it’s about finding a way for their old traditions to stay relevant and appreciated. When Jacob makes his way to New York to scout for his new location, he just happens to run into Molly. Both of them feel some pull to the other but they have their individual goals and aim to see them through. Each of them also face the Bubby relationship pressure gauntlet. Having little success finding their beshert using conventional means, they both reluctantly accept their idea to participate in a matchmaking service carried out in the style of the old ways of only being able to write letters to the other person. Not knowing who they are talking to other than by what they are reading from mystery sender, the two pen pals start to develop feelings for each other. Meanwhile, Jacob and Molly continue exploring their own connection despite the face that Jacob seeks to open a competing deli on the same block as hers; neither of them realize that they are actually each other’s pen pal! It’s only until Jacob finds out that the person he’s had such a nice time writing to and Molly are the same person that things become even more complicated for them. How does he tell her that her matchmaking parter and the person she is falling for in spite of the competing deli are one and the same? They both wanted to avoid complications but now that’s all they have… Can they find a way to make all this work out?


According toe Variety it will premiere on December 18th on the Hallmark Channel.

“Hanukkah on Rye” – Sunday, December 18 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Jeremy Jordan, Yael Grobglas, Lisa Loeb

Official logline: “A matchmaker connects Molly and Jacob, but their new romance is put to the test when they realize that they are competing deli owners. Will a Hanukkah miracle keep them together?”


We believe Yael will be playing Molly who is one of the main characters 🙂

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