24 2021

Matinee at the J: Kosher Beach

3:00PM - 4:00PM  


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Join Louise "Weezy" Palanker to discuss the 2019 documentary by Karin Kainer, "Kosher Beach". 

Synopsis: The beautiful coastline of Tel Aviv draws devoted beachgoers eager to find peace and relaxation in the Mediterranean. Among these are residents of Bnei Brak, a closed orthodox suburb, who frequent a gender-segregated stretch of seaside, closed off to the neighboring gay beaches with a modesty fence. Kainer’s insightful and often humorous film explores the importance of this kosher beach, even defying the wishes of rabbis fearful of the beach's "immorality".

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The film is available to rent on Vimeo.