Driver (Lifney Hazikaron)- Israeli Film Series

Date: June 13, 2019  - Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Merage JCC Show map
Contact: Nicole RosensonPhone: 9494353400 ext. 161Email:

Driver (Lifnay Hazikaron)

Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m.

Drama, 87 minutes

Director: Yehonatan Indursky

Hebrew with English with subtitles

Nahman Ruzumni lives on the fringes of the ultra-orthodox community in Bnei Barak. As a "Driver" he takes beggars to wealthy people's homes, and helps them find the right way to tell their story in order to receive charitable donations. For his services he gets a cut of the money, and he records their stories in his notebook. Nahman spends the rest of his nights in makeshift casinos and dining halls where the more questionable members of this pious society spend their nights. But when his wife leaves suddenly, Ruzumni is faced with the responsibility of caring for his nine year old daughter. With no other choice, Ruzumni takes his daughter along on his nightly journeys, exposing her for the first time to this world. Getting to know his daughter, Ruzumni remembers the only story he could ever tell...his own. Together in the dark alleys of Bnei Brak they each find, even if for a short moment, their lost childhoods. 

$15 JCC Members, $20 public

Film series passes available here


Merage JCC Myers Theatre

Israeli Film Series

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

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel, Jan. 12

Scaffolding, Feb. 7

Azimuth, March 28

Mr. Predictable, April 11

The Testament, May 16

Driver, June 13

Outdoors, July 11

Late Summer Blues, August 8

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.