The Baltimore Jewish Film Festival and Beth Tfiloh Congregation are excited to co-present the film “Fill The Void”. As community partners this provides us the opportunity to reach out to various constituency groups in support of performances in exchange for organizational visibility and connection to the JCC and its audience. Visit the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival for more information on our upcoming film festival and Beth Tfiloh’s website for more programs this season. http://www.jcc.org/film-festival/baltimore-jewish-film-festival/ http://www.bethtfiloh.com/congregation.aspx
FILL THE VOID tells the story of an Orthodox Hassidic family from Tel Aviv. Eighteen-year-old Shira is the youngest daughter of the family. She is about to be married off to a promising young man of the same age and background. It is a dream-come-true, and Shira feels prepared and excited.
On Purim, her twenty-eight-year-old sister, Esther, dies while giving birth to her first child. The pain and grief that overwhelm the family postpone Shira's promised match.
Everything changes when an offer is proposed to match Yochay - the late Esther's husband - to a widow from Belgium. Yochay feels it's too early, although he realizes that sooner or later he must seriously consider getting married again.
When the girls' mother finds out that Yochay may leave the country with her only grandchild, she proposes a match between Shira and the widower.
Shira will have to choose between her heart's wish and her family duty