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Streicker Center: The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem

An imperious matriarch; a daughter who scorns her as a painted charm; a maid, a healer, a rebellious teen. All trapped by a single secret.

At first blush, this could almost be a multigenerational Jane Austen tale … except that the setting is Jerusalem, the beauties are Sephardic, curses fly in Ladino – and the backstory spans Ottoman Palestine through the British Mandate to Israel’s War of Independence.

Based on the international #1 bestselling novel by Sarit Yishai-Levi, the latest entry into the Netflix-sphere is so lush with eccentrics, mysterious powers, forbidden loves and Israeli history that it is poised to become the latest streaming sensation.

The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center proudly offers the international English-language premiere screening of the first two episodes of The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem, the most lavish-ever Israeli TV epic, with the Ermoza family on hand to discuss beauty, history and the ties that bind.

Hila Saada as Roza Ermoza
Michael Aloni as Gabriel Ermoza 
Swell Ariel Or as Luna Ermoza

Watch the trailer here!

In-Person & Virtual*

Virtual option for New York area only

This program is sponsored by Elaine Jerrold.