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Reading Jewish Film Series Continues with ‘The Women’s Balcony’

Jan 18, 2018
The Women's Balcony

Wyomissing, PA, — The Jewish Federation of Reading announces the fourth film of the fourth season of the Reading Jewish Film Series on Wednesday, January 24.The Reading Jewish Film Series is co-sponsored by the Rubin Educational Fund of the Jewish Federation of Reading and Fox Theatres. Admission is $5 per film. All films will be shown on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm at FOX EAST, 4350 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading PA.

The Reading Jewish Film Series 2018 continues Wednesday, January 24 with a screening of the Israeli drama The Women’s Balcony. When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be a savior after the accident, but slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and tries to take control. This tests the women’s friendships and creates an almost Lysistrata-type rift between the community’s women and men. The Women’s Balcony was Israel’s #1 film of the year!

Tickets can be purchased at FOX EAST beginning at 6:30 pm on the day of the screening, and series tickets can be bought at the Jewish Cultural Center, 1100 Berkshire Blvd. Suite 125, Wyomissing, PA 19610 or 610-921-0624. Cash and checks are accepted.

Three other films will be shown as part of the Reading Jewish Film Series. Body & Soul: An American Bridge an American documentary, about the relationship between jazz music and African Americans and American Jews, will screen in March 2018. A post-film discussion will be held afterwards in conjunction with the Central Pennsylvania African American Museum. The series continues in April with American drama Fanny’s Journey, based on a true story of a young girl in war-torn Europe during World War II. The Reading Jewish Film Series 2018 concludes in May 2018 with the Italian documentary The Venice Ghetto, 500 Years of Life. A post-film discussion will be held as well as special Italian dessert reception compliments of Monte Lauro European Gourmet of Temple.

The Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks is the planning, coordinating and fundraising arm of the Jewish community. The Federation raises and allocates funds for The Jewish Federations of North America and collective efforts in support of many vital local, national, and international Jewish organizations.

Wyomissing, Pennsylvania-based Fox Theatres was founded in 1957 by Richard Fox and continues to be family-owned.  Today Fox Theatres operates four theaters: Fox Berkshire and Fox East in Reading, PA, and Sun & Surf Cinemas and Gold Coast in Ocean City, MD.

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