On Saturday, January 2, from 8 to 10 p.m., Congregation Rinat Yisrael in Teaneck’s adult education committee presents its Israeli film festival, featuring four short films from the Maale Film School — “House 103,” “Addes,” “Sister of Mine,” and Singing Through Our Tears.”
“House 103,” the story of the Tals, shows the family’s last days in their Gaza Strip house before the disengagement. “Addes” is about a 100-year-old Jerusalem synagogue’s renovations that prepare it for its upcoming centennial celebration. “Sister of Mine” details how Ruchi, whose family is forcing her into a miserable marriage, finds solace only with her sister, who has Down’s syndrome. “Singing Through our Tears” tells the story of a group of English-speaking women from Gush Etzion, who decide to take a novel approach to the many terrorist attacks plaguing the area.
The synagogue is at 389 West Englewood Ave. in Teaneck. For more information on the film festival, go to www.rinat.org/filmfestival or call (201) 837-2795.