THE WOMEN'S BALCONY
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Comedy, Drama / Israel / Hebrew, with English Subtitles / 2016 / 96 minutes - Watch trailer here.
One of the most popular films in Israel in recent years, this good-hearted “dramedy” shows that there are many ways to follow tradition. After the women’s balcony collapses in a modern Orthodox synagogue in Jerusalem and the elderly rabbi falls ill, a young rabbi is hired as the temporary spiritual leader. But his stricter views on Jewish law cause major repercussions, leading the female congregants to rally for their right to be full partners in the synagogue’s religious life. Nominated for 5 Israeli Academy Awards, The Women’s Balcony will leave you smiling.
Join us on Sunday, November 14 at 7:00 PM, for Around the World with Fred, when noted author/historian Fred Rosenbaum examines Israel's Orthodox communities...from the modern Orthodox to the ultra-Orthodox Satmar and everything in-between, along with the relationship between "state and synagogue" in the country.
Admission is $11 per household and includes Fred Rosenbaum's lecture on November 14.
Sponsored by the EBIJFF and CCJCC in partnership with Cong. B'nai Shalom, Cong. Beth Emek and New Lehrhaus.