THE WOMEN’S BALCONY

Women's Balcony
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7:30 PM Regal Arbor Cinema 8 Buy Tickets

Q&A with Filmmaker, Shlomit Nehama. introduce Stacey Summers the director/writer of Dear Cancer: Love, Stacy.

A comedy about a mishap at a Jerusalem synagogue causes a major rift in a devout community in Jerusalem.

Title: THE WOMEN’S BALCONY
Director: Emil Ben-Shimon
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Running: 96 min.
Language: Hebrew (with subtitles)
Country: Israel
Year: 2016
Synopsis
When the women’s balcony in a small Jerusalem synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. A charismatic Hasidic rabbi appears to be a savior after the accident, but he slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways among the Modern Orthodox congregants. The changes he tries to impose test the women’s friendships and create a rift between the community’s women and men in this rousing tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.

Sponsored by Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest United States.

Community Partners: Congregation Agudas Achim Sisterhood, Temple Beth Shalom Sisterhood, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW).

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