Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

93Queen - free public screening

Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 10:00am

Laemmle's Town Center 5 17200 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA 91316

93Queen93Queen - free public screening

This fascinating documentary chronicles the conflict within the Brooklyn Hasidic community when, in 2014, Orthodox women established an all-female volunteer ambulance service. The women organizers, motivated by their concern for female modesty, preferred medical treatment from female and not male medics. It challenged the monopoly held by the politically powerful and rabbinically supported Orthodox all-male ambulance corps. “93Queen” provides inside access to the life and efforts of the women’s organizer, Rachel “Ruchie” Freier.  Engaging and provocative, this film reveals what happens when women’s separatism leads to their increased independence and power. 94 minutes. 

Followed by a discussion with CSUN faculty.

Limited seating. Free, but RSVP required. Please call (818) 677-4724 or email to reserve a seat (maximum 2 seats per request – names for each seat are required).

Co-Sponsored by Temple Ahavat Shalom, Temple Ramat Zion, Valley Beth Shalom, and Hillel 818.