Events at Magen David

The Women’s Balcony  A Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Open to All, Men & Women

Monday, March 19

Doors open 6:15PM for Jerusalem inspired light supper

Film begins at 6:30 PM  

Set in an Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem, “The Women’s Balcony” centers on the literal breakdown of a synagogue. Structural damage to the women’s seating section results in a social conflict – one that resonates well beyond its specific milieu.

After a balcony in a synagogue collapses during a bar mitzvah, the congregation’s Rabbi falls ill. While plans are being made to renovate the house of worship, his replacement, the younger, more conservative Rabbi David, comes in with ideas that divide the community along gender lines.
1hr 36min, Hebrew with English subtitles

Join us for a panel discussion led by Rabbanit Edna Ovadia, Rabbanit Sara Antine of Beth Sholom Congregation, MDSC member, Jan Sedaka, and other women of our community, following the film.

Jerusalem style refreshments will be served before the film

Discount Tickets (ends March 16)
Member Rate $5
Non-Member Rate $10

At the Door Tickets
Member Rate $8
Non-Member Rate $13

Purchase tickets at our website


Opening Remarks by Czech Ambassador Hynek Kmoníček
and Israeli Deputy Chief of Mission Reuven Azar

April 10, 2018, at 7:30 pm

In 1948, a group of American World War II pilots volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence. As members of “Machal,” volunteers from abroad, this band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war, preventing the possible annihilation of Israel at the very moment of its birth, they also laid the groundwork for the Israeli Air Force. The backbone of the IAF consisted of 25 Avia S-199s purchased from Czechoslovakia. These ace pilots were mostly Jewish-Americans. At risk of losing their citizenship and their lives, they smuggled out surplus planes and ammunition from the US and trained in secret in Czechoslovakia as they made preparations to rescue Israel. Relying on a small squadron of rickety aircraft, a handful of young foreign pilots turned the tide of Israel’s War of Independence. These now-aging wingmen colorfully recount their remarkable mission.

Q&A and light reception to follow the screening

RSVP by April 9th here

Advance Discount Tickets
Member Rate $5 Non-Member Rate $7.50

Tickets At the Door

This event is supported in part by the Sally & Irving Korobkin Educational Fund.

 Classes with Rabbi Ovadia

 You're sure to gain new insights if you attend one or all of Rabbi Ovadia's weekly classes:

  • - Daily following Shaharit, approx. 8am
  • - Thursday Nights, 7:30 pm  
  •  -Shabbat before Minha  

These classes are free and everyone in encouraged to attend.