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Opening Night: The Unorthodox

Date: September 5, 2019Time: 7:00 pm

Director: Eliran Malka, Israel, 2018, 99 min, Hebrew/Yiddish with English subtitles

The story of Israel’s Shas (“Torah-Observant Sephardim”) political party and its unexpected rise to power is told through founder Yaakov Cohen. Angered when his daughter is expelled from school for being Sephardic, Cohen begins a grassroots campaign to form a political party composed of Mizrahi Jews. This makeshift effort is accompanied by great humor and passion, as they mount their historic campaign.

Nominated for 14 2019 Israeli Ophir Awards (Israeli Academy Awards)

Opening Night Sponsor: The Harry K. & Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation
Popcorn sponsor: Andria & Darrell Young
Dessert sponsor: Florence Goodman
Ice cream generously provided by Mitchell’s Homemade