The Unorthodox

The Unorthodox

The Unorthodox
Tuesday, May 7, 8pm

Discussion after the film led by Dr. Howard Lupovitch
Please note the later than usual start time, to accommodate the community Yom HaZikaron commemoration.
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Running Time:  92 minutes
Genre: Comedy/Drama, Israel
Director: Eliran Malka
Country:  Israel
Year: 2018
Language: Hebrew, with English subtitles

It’s 1983 and Yakov Cohen is tired of being pushed around, so he decides to establish a Sephardic ultra-Orthodox list that will run for the Jerusalem municipal government. Fueled by only willpower and a raging sense of inequality, Yakov and his friends unite to form the Shas Party. Based on actual events.

Sponsored by: Sam and Nancy Shamie & Family, JCC’s FedEd, Melton School for Adult Jewish Learning
Co-sponsored by: Wayne State University Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies, JCC’s SAJE (Seminars for Adult Jewish Enrichment)