The Irma Horowitz Film Series
Falafel & Films
Falafel and Short Israeli Films Presented by the Ma’Aleh School of Television and the Arts in Jerusalem
- Thursday, April 6 | 6:30 pm
- Fee: $12/person advance, $15/event day (includes falafel dinner)
Eyal returns home from a trip to India. While traveling he has made the decision to become religiously observant. Initially he delays revealing this to his family but soon he can no longer hide it from them. His secular parents are scared and shocked by the change in him. The transformation is hardest for Eyal’s father, who has long planned that his son will join him as a partner in his successful law firm. No longer able to bear conflict and pain at home Eyal leaves to take refuge in a Breslov Hassidic community. It is in this totally unfamiliar environment that he must somehow build the bridge that will lead him back to his family.
It is nearly Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement), and the synagogue is still short of a tenth man to make up the quorum for communal prayer. Schwartzman has no idea what to do. Rosa, his wife, has a solution - to bring Menachem, their special needs son, to the synagogue. Menachem is 30, but he has never taken part in communal prayers.
A young activist who is also a filmmaker begins a personal campaign to elect the head of Histadrut Street, a small road in the center of Jerusalem. The very concept and the campaign disrupt the daily routines of the area residents and people who wander by.
This program is supported by the Irma Horowitz Endowment Fund.