Event details

Followed by Q&A with Dina Brawer and Ada Rapaport Albert

Attending this event

Dina Brawer

Dina Brawer was born in Milan and raised in an Orthodox Jewish family and identifies herself as an Orthodox Feminist. She holds degrees in Jewish Studies, Psychology and Education and is currently training as clergy at Yeshivat Maharat in New York. She represents the New York based JOFA (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance) organisation and in that capacity she is initiating a feminist movement within Orthodox Judaism in the UK. The Jewish Chronicle recently listed Dina in its Power 100 List of individuals who are most influential in shaping the UK Jewish community.

Ada Rapaport Albert

Films screening at this event

The Women’s Balcony

original title
ישמח חתני
Emil Ben-Shirmon
Shlomit Nehama
Avraham Aviv Alush, Yafit Asulin, Orna Banai
96 min

“Viewers will leave the theater in a joyous mood.” Variety
“An entertaining, feel-good comedy.” Hollywood Reporter

The building site of a new synagogue located at the heart of a close-knit community in Jerusalem turns into a battleground between husbands and wives, when a new charismatic rabbi decrees that it will not include a women’s balcony – thus barring them altogether from religious services. The Women’s Balcony is a joyous, riotous and thought provoking portrayal of a community striving for equality, which has deservedly become a global hit.

Nominated – Israeli Academy Awards


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