The Unorthodox

Category: Community Events
February 1, 2020
2:00 PM -
3:40 PM
Location: Gonzaga University-Wolff Auditorium at the Jepson Center

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2 pm
The Unorthodox
In Hebrew and Yiddish (English subtitles) – 99 mins.

Who doesn’t love a good underdog story? When Yaakov Cohen’s daughter is expelled from school for ethnic reasons, he decides to fight back. It’s 1983, and Yaakov, a printer in Jerusalem, is just a regular guy. But he has the will and passion to take action, and a belief that he and other Sephardic Jews should be able to hold their heads up high. With two friends, Yaakov starts the first ethnic political group in Jerusalem, and it reflects the people they represent: ordinary folks working their way up from the bottom, full of love for their fellow person and animated by a great sense of humor and a whole lot of rage.

TICKETS: General Admission $10 – Students & Seniors $7
Full Weekend Package: $28 General Admission /$18 Students & Seniors
Tickets available online (
or prior to each screening at Wolff Auditorium
Call SAJFS at 747-7394 if you need a ride to the festival!

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