Film screening: 'The Women's Balcony'
Society of Jewish Science
The Center for Applied Judaism
109 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016
Date / Time
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
DescriptionWhen a charismatic rabbi enters their lives, some women in Jerusalem attempt to unite their neighborhood and preserve their traditions.
The small Jewish community in "The Women's Balcony" is a tight-knit one. When they talk, they don't say "I," they say "We." They are not just a community, they are a "congregation," with all that that implies to the faithful.
A huge box office hit in Israel, the film was written by Shlomit Nehama, and directed by Emil Ben-Shimon.
"The Women's Balcony" is an eccentric portrait of an already devout community suddenly under pressure from a super Orthodox rabbi to observe their faith in a more rigid way. While the mood is that of a gentle and affectionate comedy, the film makes some extremely sharp points about fanaticism, sexism masked as holiness, and tolerance among the faithful.
Who Should AttendOpen to the public.
Procedures/DirectionsDoors open at 6pm
Donation $10, MHNA members get a 10% discount
RSVP call 212-682-2626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org