Shabbat Shabang + Other Israel

One Community. One Meal. Four Amazing Events.
It starts with rituals and appetizers in the lobby. It continues with fascinating and entertaining program offerings, paired with a dairy meal and seasonal wines. We reconvene for delicious desserts and coffee. Your weekend has not just begun. It’s kicked off—with a SHABBANG.

This shabbat evening is inspired by and presented with the Other Israel Film Festival.  Our dinners will include conversations, films, panels and music featuring aspects of Israeli and Palestinian society and underrepresented populations in Israel. Our dinner takes the spiritual practice of breaking bread together and uses our shared time to explore human stories, engage our community, and challenge our perspectives. $18, pre-registration required. Please check the web for updates

Other Israel Festival Pass

The Other Israel Film Festival pass is good for five (5) general admission tickets based on availability. Special events & programs excluded. See a full list of films at

Your pass is not a ticket. After purchase of your pass online, you can call our registration department at 646.505.5708 to reserve your film selections. 

Please reserve your seats as soon as you can as they are subject to availability. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]

Opening Night: Advocate

Join us for the Red Carpet Opening Night festivities of the 13th Annual Other Israel Film Festival, featuring:

Dir. Philippe Bellaiche + Rachel Leah Jones
2019 | 108 min | Documentary
Lea Tsemel is a Jewish-Israeli lawyer who has represented political prisoners for nearly 50 years. In her tireless quest for justice, she defends Palestinians—from feminists to fundamentalists and nonviolent demonstrators to armed militants.

Screening followed by Q+A with guests and Opening Night reception.

Closing Night: Screwdriver

Join us for the Red Carpet Closing Night festivities of the 13th Annual Other Israel Film Festival starting with a pre-screening reception at 6 PM and featuring:

Dir. Bassam Jarbawi | 2018 | 108 min | Narrative

After years of imprisonment, Ziad struggles to adjust to modern Palestinian life. Unable to distinguish reality from hallucination, he unravels, and forces himself to go back to where it all began.

Screening followed by Q+A with guests.