Film: The Women’s Balcony

Monday, March 13 | 7:30 PM

Directed by Emil Ben Shimon
Israel, 2016, 96 min
Hebrew with English subtitles
Houston Premiere | Drama

A warm, cohesive congregation of Sephardic Jews suffers an accident during a bar mitzvah: the women’s balcony collapses, the rebbetzin is injured, and the beloved rabbi can’t cope. Enter Rabbi David, a religious fundamentalist who offers to help the congregation. But there is a price tag for his help.

The men are captivated; the women, however, are enraged and take matters into their own hands ultimately restoring congregational peace. A rousing, good-humored tale of women speaking truth to power, The Women’s Balcony is at once rebellious and respectful in spirit.

This event is part of the Houston Jewish Film Festival.

$9 Member | $14 Public

Dinner | 6:30 PM
Make it dinner and a movie with your friends! Bring your dinner or buy from Laykie’s Gourmet Café at the J, and we’ll provide the Israeli wine.

To reserve a table, RSVP by Thursday, March 9 to or call 713.551.7215.

Food can be purchased straight from the Café or can be pre-ordered with Laykie: Salmon on garden salad with quinoa and roasted vegetables Grilled chicken on garden salad with quinoa and roasted vegetables

Both options are $15 and should be ordered in advance with Laykie: or by text at 713.283.4030.