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The Women's Balcony

  • Lafayette Theater 97 Lafayette Avenue Suffern, NY, 10901 United States (map)

Hudson Valley Premiere. Israel, 2016. Feature, Comedy, Family, Marriage, Traditional Jewish Life, Wives vs. Husbands. 96 minutes. Hebrew with subtitles.

In this rousing, good-hearted and joyful tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power, an accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem. 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.

General admission $14, Senior/student $12. Buy tickets

Later Event: March 7
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