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93 Queen

Thursday, March 14, 2019 7 Adar II 5779

5:30 PM - 7:00 PMMandell JCC; Zachs Campus; 335 Bloomfield Avenue; West Hartford, Connecticut 06117

Tickets: $12/$15 at the door

Director: Paula Eiselt

Documentary | USA | 80 minutes | 2018 | English

93QUEEN follows Rachel "Ruchie" Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic laywer and mother of six who is determined to shake up the "boys club" in her Hasidic community by creating Ezras Nasshim, the first all-female ambulance corps in NYC.

93QUEN is set in teh Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, where EMS corps have long been the province of men.  Through the neighborhood is home to the largest volunteer ambulance corps in teh world known as Hatzolah, that organization has steadfastly banned women from its ranks.

Now Ruchie and an engaging cast of dogged Hasidic women are risking their reputations--and literally, the futures of their children--by taking matters into their own hands to provide dignified emergency  medical care to the Hasidic women and girls of Borough Park.

Through it all, we see Ruchie & Co. grappling to balance their faith with their nascent feminism, even as they are confronted by the patriarchal attitudes that so dominate Hasidic society. As Ruchie observes, while making dinner at 3 a.m., "I sometimes wonder why God created me a woman.  If I'd have been born a Hasidic man, I don't think I would have half the problems I have."

The Young Israel of West Hartford is proud to present a special 25% discount to this screening.  Just use the discount code upon check out!


Discount Code YI93Q for $3 off your ticket price


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