2013 Summer Israeli Film Series: Fill the Void (Lemaleh et Ha'halal)


This nuanced portrait of the ultra-Orthodox world won Israeli Academy Awards for best film and best actress and was celebrated at film festivals around the world. Eighteen-year old Shira and her family are struck by tragedy when her older sister dies in childbirth. As her sister's husband is pressed to remarry, her mother makes a startling proposition. Torn between her heart's desire and religious and family obligation, Shira must decide her future.

Made by an Orthodox woman, Fill The Void offers a unique exploration of the ultra-Orthodox world from an insider's perspective.



Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
5601 S. Braeswood Blvd.
Houston, TX 77096


$10 general admission; $8 ERJCC members; seniors and students receive a $1 discount.
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