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)