Apples From The Desert - Film Series

Date: March 22, 2018  - Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Merage JCC Show map
Contact: Nicole RosensonPhone: 9494353400 ext. 161Email:

Apples From The Desert

Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m.

Drama/romance, 96 minutes
Hebrew with English subtitles

The rebellious teenage daughter of ultra-Orthodox Jewish parents journeys into the secular world in this adaptation of the award-winning Israeli play that poignantly explores themes of love and reconciliation. Nominated for three Israeli Academy Awards, it is a timeless and moving tale of tradition versus modernity.

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 exposes herself to the secular world breaking taboos. After her father arranges a marriage to an older widower with children of his own, Rebecca runs away from home to a kibbutz in the desert. The conflict culminates in a moment of truth, forcing the family to confront their beliefs and one another.

$15 JCC members, $20 public

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Merage JCC Myers Theatre

Film Series

Films that promise to entertain, inspire and provoke as they explore the complexities of Jewish culture and history.

A.K.A. Nadia, Jan. 25

The Wedding Plan, Feb. 22

Apples From The Desert, March 22

Baba Joon, April 26

Past Life, May 17

The Band’s Visit, June 21

Beaufort, July 19

Film series season passes available here. View one film per month in the Myers Theatre, now equipped with a professional-quality wide screen and enhanced sound system.