We are excited to announced our weekday Israeli Matinee Movie Series, which will be shown during Open Beit Midrash and Terrific Tuesdays sessions. Click on the images to learn more about each film. Registration information below.  

Jan. 23, 2020

Sustainable Nation

Open Beit Midrash
11 a.m. Thursday
$14 ($20 after Jan. 19), includes lunch

This documentary follows three individuals working to bring sustainable water solutions to an increasingly thirsty planet. Using solutions developed in water-poor Israel, they are working to change the status quo of a world where one in 10 people lack access to safe drinking water. 

Feb. 20

In Between

Open Beit Midrash
11 a.m. Thursday
$14 ($20 after Feb. 16), includes lunch

Dana and Amit got to know each other at the age of 25. Two years later, they got married. Shortly before the birth of their second child, Amit becomes religious. Can their love overcome the growing gap between their ways of life?

April 30

Covered Up

Open Beit Midrash
11 a.m. Thursday
$14 ($20 after April 26), includes lunch

Rachel, an ultra-Orthodox young woman, entered an “arranged” marriage ready to be a “kosher” woman doing the will of her husband. After her marriage fails and she gets divorced, she asks permission to remove her wig – an unusual move in the ultra-Orthodox society. Facing the opposition from her parents and society, she starts to question the religion’s attitude to woman and her own body and mind.

May 5

Box for Life

Terrific Tuesdays
10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday
$4 donation requested

Noah Klieger is the last living survivor of the boxing team of Auschwitz and the oldest still active journalist in the world. In between, he saw from close up and survived many of the defining events of the 20th century, and some of the events he may have even steered a bit. 91-year old Klieger is a Jewish Forrest Gump.

May 21

Ancestral Sin

Open Beit Midrash
11 a.m. Thursday
$14 ($20 after May 17), includes lunch

The story of Israel’s “development towns” in a chilling documentary, as never told before: Testimonials and previously sealed transcripts reveal a method, an ideology and a cruel practice of law enforcement and decision makers behind the “population dispersal” policies in the first two decades of independence.

June 11

Unsettling

Open Beit Midrash
11 a.m. Thursday
$14 ($20 after June 7), includes lunch

Grierson award-winning director Iris Zaki enters the heart of Tekoa, an Israeli settlement in the West-Bank,and sits down to talk to the locals. Though fearful at first of the left-wing invader, settlers from various backgrounds gradually open up to her.

June 18

Mother Tongue

Open Beit Midrash
11 a.m. Thursday
$14 ($20 after June 14), includes lunch

Four women in their sixties tell of their charged relationships with their late mothers, the power relations in the family and the relations with their children. Three of them are second-generation Holocaust survivors and one of Yemenite origin. However, their sincerity eliminates all differences and intertwines their stories into one.