Summer Israeli Film Series

June 17   |   July 15   |   Aug 19

Presented by the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC in collaboration with the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest    

Hill Start 
זינוק בעליה 

Wednesday, June 17 │ 7:30 PM
Directed by Oren Stern
Israel, 2014, 92 min
Hebrew with English subtitles

Israeli comedic-genius Shlomo Bar-Aba stars in this tragic comic story of the bourgeois Geva family from Jerusalem.

Following a car accident, the mother falls into a coma, leaving behind her a broken family – two kids, a husband and a daughter in-law to be – all willing to do anything for her to wake up. All the while, tempers flare, passions run high, a wedding looms and…a driving test is required.


Wednesday, July 15 │ 7:30 PM
Directed by Alon Zingman
Israel, 2013, 135 min 
Hebrew with English subtitles
TV Series, Drama

Did you catch Shitsel at the Houston Jewish Film Festival? Join us as we continue screening episodes three, four and five from the first season.

The new Israeli hit TV series Shtisel – from the producers of the beloved series Srugim – focuses on a Haredi family living in Jerusalem. Akiva and Shulem Shtisel, father and son, sit on a little balcony overlooking streets of the Geula neighborhood of Jerusalem. All will change when Akiva meets Elisheva. Shtisel is a magical glimpse into an often closed-off world, overflowing with surprisingly poignant romanticism. 

The Troupe

Presented by the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest
Wednesday, August 19 │ 7:30 PM
Directed by Avi Nesher
Israel, 1979, 112 mins
Hebrew with English subtitles
Musical Comedy

This offbeat musical directed by Avi Nesher follows a dozen members of the military entertainment troupe, whose mission is to entertain the Israeli Army following the Six Day War in 1967.

Although the performers are not at the front lines, they, too, suffer tensions, learning to get along, making and breaking romances--all while competing to become the best performer in the troupe and to receive coveted television coverage.

Ticket Information

Individual Tickets
$10 Member | $15 Public
$8 Students and Seniors 60+

Summer Israeli Film Pass
$25 Member | $37 Public
$20 Students and Seniors 60+

Tickets are available at the Box Office 45 minutes prior to the screening.  

All films will take place in the Kaplan Theatre, IW Marks Theatre Center, The Gerald Rauch Cultural & Performing Arts Wing of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center. Once online purchasing ceases, tickets will still be available at the door. For tickets call the Box Office at 713.551.7255. 

For more information on our other film programs, please contact Amy Rahmani at 713.729.3200 ext. 3299 or

Israel Consulate