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Kosher Beach

  • Israel, United States of America (USA)
  • Documentary
  • 2019
  • 62 min.
  • Director(s): Karin Kainer
  • Producer(s): Levi Zini, Karin Kainer, Avishai Peretz


The beautiful coastline of Tel Aviv draws devoted beachgoers eager to find peace and relaxation in the Mediterranean. Among these, are residents of Bnei Brak, a closed orthodox suburb who frequent a gender-segregated stretch of seaside closed off to the neighboring gay beaches by a modesty fence. Kainer’s insightful and often humorous film explores the importance of this kosher beach, even defying the wishes of rabbis fearful of the beach’s “immorality.”

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Karin Kainer


Levi Zini, Karin Kainer, Avishai Peretz


Karin Kainer


Karin Kainer, Einav Goodman Giat, Ynon Slutzky, Roee Farag, Tal Mor


Yael Leibovitz, Arik Lahav Leibovich

Original Music

Erez Russo

Original Language

Hebrew, English, Yiddish



Production Company

Docfilms, Karin Kainer Films


Ophir Lokay Eliassaf

Festival Highlights

Moscow International Festival of Visual, Russia, 2021

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, Canada, 2021

Ethnofest, Greece, 2020

Bucharest Jewish Film Festival, Romania, 2020

Terni Film Festival, Italy, 2020

Fundación IndieBo, Columbia, 2020

Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival , Germany, 2020

Dokfest Munich, Germany, 2020

Krakow International Film Festival, Poland, 2020

Ethnocineca‎ International Film Festival, Austria, 2020

Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival, Denmark, 2020

Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA, 2020

Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema, USA, 2019

DOC NYC, USA, International Premiere, 2019

Boston Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2019

DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel, Israeli Competition, 2019

BBC LongShots Film Festival, USA, 2021

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