An Israeli Love Story


Set during the turbulent period of British Mandate in 1940s Palestine, AN ISRAELI LOVE STORY is at its heart a love story about two people during a simple time. Actress Margalit meets charismatic Eli on a bus and falls in love with him instantly. She tries to get close to him, but he's too busy with the Hagana’s Palmach, the elite fighting force of the Jewish underground army. Finally, the barriers between the two come down and romance blooms. Margalit moves in with Eli and they set a date for their wedding, but soon Israel's harsh reality intervenes.

With sensitivity and simplicity director Dan Wolman weaves the love story between two young idealists into the pivotal moments that gave birth to the state of Israel. He juxtaposes youthful and honest romance with the country’s age of innocence in a beautiful story about the coming of age of and in a new country. AN ISRAELI LOVE STORY is based on the true story of the love affair between Pnina Gary and Eli Ben–Zvi, son of Rachel Yanait and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, the Second President of the State of Israel.

Israel * 2017 * 93 minutes * Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles * Drama

Starring: Adi Bielski, Aviv Alush

Director: Dan Wolman



In WENDY’S SHABBAT, a group of Jewish senior citizens celebrate Shabbat at their local Wendy’s with Hebrew blessings over candlelight and challah, as well as milkshakes and fries.


Short Film * USA * 2017 * 14 minutes * English *

Director: Rachel Myers


SPEAKER AT HARKINS SHEA 14:   Rabbi Emily Langowitz

Rabbi Emily Langowitz is the Assistant Rabbi at Temple Solel in Paradise Valley. She was ordained and received her Masters of Hebrew Literature Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, and has a bachelor's degree in Modern Hebrew from Yale University. In rabbinical school, she was a Wexner Graduate Fellow and a Tisch Fellow, and served in many different roles and communities as a hospital chaplain, non-profit intern, Hebrew teacher, and more. Rabbi Langowitz comes to the greater Phoenix area after a lifetime on the East Coast, enjoys gorgeous landscapes, warm community, and nearly year-round baseball. She loves experimenting with new vegetarian recipes, Hebrew poetry, and oil painting.