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Central Mass Jewish Film Festival: "Fill the Void"

Date: January 21, 2014Time: 7:00 pm
Location:  Show map The Willows at Worcester, Great Room
101 Barry Road
Worcester, MA 01609
Contact: Nancy GreenbergPhone: 508-756-7109 x 232Email: [email protected]

Shira, the youngest daughter of a Hasidic family in Tel Aviv isabout to be married off to a promising young man, when her older sister tragically dies in childbirth. When it becomes apparent that her bereaved son-in-law, Yochay, may leave the country with her only grandchild, Shira’s mother proposes a match between Shira and Yochay. Shira is left torn between her personal happiness and her duty to her family. Winner of seven Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress. Fill the Void gives an intimate insider’s look into the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community’s traditional practice of matchmaking. Chana Fogelman will introduce the film. She is a graduate of Bais Rivkah College in Israel and moved to Worcester when she married, twenty three years ago. She has been the Principal of Bais Chana High School, Co-Director of Chabad on Campus Worcester, and President of Worcester Women’s Mikvah Association. She currently leads the Jewish Women’s Circle.

Director:  Rama Burshtien.  Israel 2012, 90 minutes.  Hebrew with English subtitles.

Fee:  $8 per person


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