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Film Screening of The Women's Balcony

  • Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies 1140 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Join the IIJS for a screening of The Women's Balcony, a new Israeli comedy/drama.

An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout 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.


Date: Monday, September 18, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Location: 617 Kent Hall, Columbia University

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Earlier Event: September 15