Film screening: 'The Women's Balcony'

Film screening: 'The Women's Balcony'


Organized by

Makor Center for Spiritual Judaism
Inquiries / Information
109 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016
212-682-2626 (voice) (email)

Date / Time

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


When 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 Attend

Open to the public.


Doors open at 6pm

Donation $10, MHNA members get a 10% discount

RSVP call 212-682-2626 or email


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