The Women's Balcony Film Screening


February 11, 2024


02:00 PM - 04:00 PM EDT


The Women's Balcony
A Film by Shlomit Nehama and Emil Ben-Shimon

Israel, 2016
Language: Hebrew
Genre: Comedy, Drama
96 minutes
New York Times & Los Angeles Times CRITICS PICK!
Israel's #1 Film of the Year!

An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power. When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be a savior after the accident, but slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and tries to take control. This tests the women’s friendships and creates an almost Lysistrata-type rift between the community’s women and men.

Join us onsite on February 11th at 2:00 p.m. for a screening of The Women's Balcony. The cost to register is $5.

Register here to join us. Please email with questions.


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