Join us for the traditional Eichah (Book of lamentations) reading followed by a film screening of a thought provoking, contemporary film.
A Sony Pictures Classic
Fill the Void tells the story of an eighteen-year-old Shira who is the youngest daughter of her family. Her dreams are about to come true as she is set to be married off to a promising young man. Unexpectedly, her sister, Esther, dies while giving birth to her first child. The pain that overwhelm the family postpone Shira’s promised match. Everything changes when an offer is proposed to match Yochay, the late Esther’s husband, to a widow from Belgium. When the girls’ mother finds out that Yochay may leave the country with her only grandchild, she proposes a match between Shira and the widower. Shira will have to choose between her heart’s wish and her family duty.
NY Times CRITIC’S PICK
“The deeper drama of FILL THE VOID has to do with self-knowledge, and it is this – the sense we have of witnessing a young person figuring herself out in the most challenging circumstances – that makes the film both accessible and thrilling. It is completely unexpected, and entirely believable.”
NEW YORK TIMES
8:12 Fast begins
8:45 Evening Services
9:15 Eichah Reading (Lamentations) followed by
9:30 Film and then Discussion
Event Location: Chai Center
105 St Paul, Brookline, Massachusetts, 02446