Sunday, October 23, 2016 Tishri 21, 5777
General Admission $13; Seniors $10; students free
7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027

"Before the Revolution" Film Screening - Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia

March 29, 2014 8:45 PM

Before the Revolution  לפני המהפכה

----As part of the Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia----

Screening Location
Gratz College
7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027

During the 60’s and 70’s thousands of Israelis are living in Tehran, enjoying a special relationship with the Shah and his dictatorial rule.  Protected by large arms deals and complex financial ties, the Israeli community enjoy a wealthy and luxurious lifestyle; failing to note that the corrupt and despised ruling power to which they are connected, is collapsing.  By the time they understand that their ‘Iranian Paradise’ is turning into hell, it is almost too late, and they stand to find themselves in the middle of the Islamist revolution, due to take Iran by storm.  Using rare archive footage, interviews with diplomats, Mossad agents, businessmen and their families, the director – whose family had been part of the very same community – reveals a new perspective on the revolution that changed the world.  What starts as a nostalgic look at a lost era, becomes a thrilling story where huge dreams are shattered in a dark reality of greed, blindness and lust for power.

Guest Speaker: Director, Dan Shadur

For more information, visit

More Events from

Fri. Oct 28
7:30 PM
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am welcomes Shabbat with a musical Shabbat service featuring the Beth Am Adult Choir  7:30 p.m. October Anniversaries will be honored.
Fri. Oct 28
8:00 PM
Rabbi Lance J. Sussman Ph. D., Fall Forum: Talmud: The Classical Literature of Rabbinic Judaism with Joan Myerson Shrager M.Ed.: Emergence
Sat. Oct 29
9:00 AM
Torah, Bagels & Coffee
Sun. Oct 30
10:30 AM
Brotherhood Autumn Brunch Sunday, October 30 10:30 a.m.
Listed In:
Sun. Oct 30
'Sarah Palin,' 'Hillary Clinton' & 'Donald Trump'
11:30 AM
Join Hadassah Greater Philadelphia for lunch and an afternoon of side-splitting comedy! RSVP by Oct. 14.

Browse the Calendar

Filter by Date
E.g., 2016-10-23
E.g., 2016-10-23

The Calendar

Subscribe To our E-Newsletter