TJFF presents a “best on the box” Israeli TV series, final Chai Tea screenings

Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Presents
Srugim  –  Directed by Eliezer Shapiro




Sunday February 21, 2010 – Screening Episodes 1, 2, 3
Silver City Richmond Hill-  8771 Yonge Street
Tea – 4:00pm  |  Film – 5:00pm

For Advance  tickets and more information 416-967-1528 /
$15 Tickets at the door (subject to availability)

And also screens the following week at:


Sunday February 28, 2010 – Screening Episodes 4, 5, 6
Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Centre –  4861 Yonge Street
Tea – 4:00pm  |  Film – 5:00pm
For Advance  tickets and more information 416-967-1528 /
$15 Tickets at the door (subject to availability)
Country: Israel, 2008
RT: 3 x 30 minutes

Cast: Yael Sharoni, Tali Sharon, Ohad Knoller, Amos Tamam, Sharon Fauster


Israel is quickly making a name worldwide as an innovative creative force in television production, routinely turning heads with the calibre of its programming. TJFF – which scours the globe in its quest for the best in Jewish entertainment – last year presented a perfect example of this success with the hit TV series Arab Labor. This year TJFF presents another “best on the box” Israeli TV production, with a total of six episodes of the popular cultural phenomenon Srugim.

Set in modern-day Jerusalem, Srugim presents a smart and funny portrait of the world of religious Jewish thirty-something singles. The intelligent men and women of this series seek to reconcile their religious observance, the expectations from their elders to marry early, and their need for warmth and companionship. But beyond its Jewish milieu, Srugim speaks compellingly to all those who struggle to find love and themselves.

Srugim has become a huge hit among secular and religious Jews alike who find this intelligent piece of Israeli pop-culture identifiable and terribly addictive.

An interview done a couple of years ago with Mr. Shapiro, one of the creators of the show, can be found here:

This dynamic television series will play out in two screenings rooms in Toronto, the first being Sunday February 21 at Silver City Richmond Hill, where episodes 1, 2 and 3 will be screened. Then the following week, Episodes 4, 5, and 6 will screen Sunday February 28th at the Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Centre Cinemas.

Something to note, you do not have to see the first part of the series to appreciate the second part.


The Toronto Jewish Film Festival presents the best feature films, documentaries and shorts from around the world, on themes of Jewish culture and identity.  The Festival is dedicated to using film for its contemporary popular value and accessibility, in order to reflect the diversity of the Jewish experience internationally.  The TJFF provides an opportunity to heighten awareness of Jewish and cultural diversity around the world, to audiences of all cultural backgrounds, and to present films in their original languages with subtitles, in an effort to break down racial, cultural and religious barriers and stereotypes.


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