17 2018

Temple Beth-El Jewish Film Series Apples from the Desert

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Beth El of Hillsborough, NJ 67 US Highway 206
Hillsborough, NJ

Suggested donation: $5

Rebecca is an only child, living a cloistered existence with her strictly religious Sephardic parents in Jerusalem. Unhappy with the restrictive traditions of home and community, she secretly breaks taboos, attending dance classes where she forms a relationship with a secular kibbutznik. Suspicious and angry in the face of Rebecca’s growing acts of rebellion, her strict father reacts by setting in motion a prearranged marriage to an older widower with children of his own. Rebecca’s mother and aunt are appalled, but dare not defy the authoritarian man of the household. After Rebecca runs away from home, the family conflict culminates in a moment of truth, forcing them to confront their beliefs and one another.

Discussion to follow.