The Women’s Balcony(Drama) The 29th Annual William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival

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Date(s) - Sunday, April 30, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Gordon Center For Performing Arts


Maryland premiere
Israel, 2016, Director: Emil Ben Shimon
Sunday, April 30, 3:00 pm
Hebrew with subtitles, 96 min.
Tickets $13 in advance; $15 at the door; $5 for students (at the door only, as available)

When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox Jerusalem synagogue collapses and leaves the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, nobody assumed that the cause was anything more than bad architecture. Then, a charismatic young rabbi warns that the tragedy was a message to the men of the community, who haven’t done enough to ensure the modesty of their women. Rifts ensue, putting faith, marriages, friendships, and traditions to the test.

Short: Torah Treasures and Curious Trash
Israel, 2016, Director: Paula Weiman-Kelman
English, 24 min.

In this exhilarating film, the 88-year-old outsider artist/feminist/Jewish thinker Jo Milgrom scavenges Jerusalem garbage dumpsters for choice junk which she combines with worn-out Jewish ritual objects rescued from synagogues and funeral homes to create “visual midrash.” You will never look at trash — or Torah — the same way again.

All tickets are general admission. Films frequently sell out; advance purchase is recommended.

1. Order online at
2. Mail or fax order form: JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills MD 21117 410.356.7605 Attn: Marilyn Zvili
3. Stop by the cashier’s window at either J location.

Please contact Alyson Bonavoglia at or 410-559-2375