Film: Kazablan

Sunday 11 October 2015, 7.30 pm. Starring Yehoram Gaon and directed by Menahem Golan, this Israeli West Side Story (1973 – 95 mins) unfolds when Kazablan, a dark Sephardi Jew, begins to court Rachel, a fair-skinned Ashkenazi. As their cultures clash, Kazablan’s passion gives way to pride when Rachel’s father reveals his prejudice against Sephardim. Enhanced by enthusiastic dancing and singing, this colourful and exuberant musical remains one of Israel best loved. Rambam Sephardi synagogue at Ohr Yisrael, Elstree and Borehamwood Federation synagogue, 31 – 33 Theobalds St, Borehamwood WD6 4RN. Light refreshments. Rambam Sephardi/Harif. £9 per person or £15 per couple in advance (£10 p.p. at door). English dubbing.