Hanukkah On Rye Hallmark Movie Cast and Trailer Review
Hallmark Movie Hanukkah on Rye has stunning cast members such as Jeremy Jordan, Yael Grobglas, Linda Darlow and Lisa Loeb.
Hanukkah On Rye is a romantic holiday movie from Hallmark. The movie follows the story of two people who get connected by a matchmaker during the time of the holiday of Hanukkah. But the romance of both people is put to the test when they realize they both are the owners of the deli who are competing against each other. Will the miracle of Hanukkah be able to save their love life?
The director of the movie is Peter DeLuise. Now 56 years old, Peter has worked as an actor, television producer and screenwriter. He has also directed movies such as Love Under the Olive Tree, When Calls the Heart, Harvest Moon, Level Up and Zapped.
The screenwriter for the movie is Julie Sherman Wolfe, who is also known for movies such as A Holiday Spectacular, Taking a Shot at Love and The Birthday Wish. The producer for the movie is Ian Dimerman, He is known for producing movies such as How It Ends, Incident in a Ghostland and Goon. The executive producer is Joey Plager, known for Candy Coated Christmas, Love, Lights, Hanukkah! and I've Got Your Number.
Hanukkah On Rye Hallmark Movie Cast
The main cast of Hanukkah on Rye are Jermey Jordan and Yael Grobglas. These lead actors portray romance and other supporting actors create a lovely upbringing in the movie plotline.
Jeremy Jordan as Jacob Leven
Jeremy Jordan stars as Jacob Leven, the main cast of the movie. Jacob is a guy trying to spread the word that his Deli is better than his competitor.
Jeremy Michael Jordan is best known as the Tony and Grammy-nominated American actor and singer. He has performed on Broadway, in television and in film including series having regular roles on The CW’s “Supergirl”, NBC’s “Smash” and Disney's “Tangled.”
The actor recently starred as Seymour in the New York production of the iconic Little Shop of Horrors.
He is known for his role as 'Jamie' in 'The Last Five Years' opposite Anna Kendrick. He has played the roles of Jack Kelly in the 2012 musical Newsies, Clyde Barrow in the 2011 musical Bonnie & Clyde, Dr, Joyful Noise with Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton.
Jeremy has guest starred on television shows, including “The Flash,” “Elementary” and “Law & Order: SVU.” numerous times.
Yael Grobglas as Molly Gilbert
Yael Grobglas plays the lead role alongside Jeremy Jordan in her first Hallmark movie, Hanukkah on Rye. Grobglas portrays as Molly Gilbert. Molly is an owner of a Deli.
Born in Paris, Yael Grobglas is a French-Israeli actress and model. She has mostly worked on the Israeli stage, film and television. She is best known for playing series regular twin sisters Petra and Anezka on the television comedy-drama series "Jane the Virgin" which has won over audiences and critics alike.
She was raised in Israel where she studied dance and acting. She appeared in several of her home country’s television series such as “Ha’ Yi”, “Ha-Shualim” and “Tanuhi”. She gained her international recognition by starring in the Israeli horror film, Kalevet.
Linda Darlow as Ruth
In the upcoming movie Hanukkah on Rye, Linda Darlow is playing the role of Ruth. Ruth is the grandmother of Molly Gilbert.
Linda Darlow is a Canadian theater teacher and film actress that lives and works in Vancouver. She started her acting career from 1982.
Darlow became known for roles in the television series Masters of Horror as Bella and Supernatural as Demon Borrower Witch in the series. Linda Darlow was nominated three times for the Leo Awards as the best actress in a short drama. As a teacher, she received the Sam Payne Award in 2010.
Linda Darlow has also acted in the movies such as The Accused (1988), Gracepoint (2014) and MacGyver (1985).
Darren Martens as Ezra
Darren is portrayed as Ezra who is Jacob's college friend. Ezra is a successful social media manager now. The character offers to pay forward the kindness Jacob's family showed to him early on while he was in college.
Darren Martens is an actor who has worked in both movies and the stage. He also works as a fight choreographer and a personal trainer.
Darren Martens is known for Polarized, Journey Back to Christmas (2016), Once Upon a Christmas Miracle (2018), Merry & Bright (2019) and Christmas by Starlight (2020).
- Dan De Jaeger As Frank
- Henriette Ivanans As Owner
- Lisa Loeb As Natalie
- Angela Narth As Mrs. Mizansky
- Sam Rosenthal As Ed Levy
- Paula Shaw As Esther
Where Was Hanukkah On Rye Filmed?
According to CHVN radio, Hanukkah On Rye was filmed in different locations in Winnipeg, Canada. The province of Manitoba, Winnipeg is the largest of Canada .
In the Exchange District where the movie was being filmed, the film transformed the News Café into a fictional place in New York City called Gilbert’s Deli. Most of the establishment is where the action takes place.
From what we can tell, well-known landmarks of Winnipeg were used as a set for the movie. The outdoor cinema scene was shot right in Old Market Square while major scenes take place inside the buildings in the Exchange District.
While the snow on the sidewalks was fake, though the passion of the leading stars was not.
During the Location interview, they admitted that they loved the Christmas spirit. A lot of effort was put by the production team into the food styling with the hope to make the audience drool at the mouth-watering latkes.
The movie also includes Winnipeg's other attractive locations such as Assiniboine Park, FortWhyte Alive and The Granite Curling Club.
Hanukkah on Rye Trailer and Plot Review
The movie plot revolves around Jacob, Molly and a story about Hanukkah, family, love, romance, and traditional food.
Jacob and Molly Gilbert both own their own Jewish delis in the city. But they are competing for deli against each other. Jason starts another deli around the block from Molly's. So the tension between the couple escalates.
Both Jacob's and Molly's grandmothers are worried about their grandchildren. So, they sign them up for an old-school matchmaking service in Brooklyn. It involves handwritten letters. In a city of people, Jacob and Molly are both selected for each other.
Jacob and Molly form a real connection, not knowing they are actually writing to each other. Will the matchmaking that happened during Hanukkah develop their competition into a romantic relationship?
The official trailer for Hanukkah on Rye was released by Hallmark on Youtube on December 7, 2022.
The teaser looks promising as it shows the environment as the time of Christmas and the main lead Jacob is playing with children at a table. Jacob is putting candles at hanukkiah along with Molly. They are seen coming inside a deli carrying trays in their hands with many people inside. We see Molly talking with Ruth, and then mouth-watering food is shown. Jacob also seems to be spinning something. It also gives us a glimpse of a matchmaker in Brooklyn. The matchmaker is looking at Jacob and Molly's profiles. Molly is seen writing a letter that reaches Jacob and he is laughing while reading it. The love will surely spark in this fun movie.