Strictly Jewish – with Glen Eira Storytelling Festival

Monday 3 July, 6.30pm at Glen Eira Town Hall — Theatrette

Free event – bookings online at

Limited places available – bookings recommended. Limited wheelchair access.

‘Strictly Jewish’ won the 2016 best single documentary award from the Screen Producers of Australia, and was the highest-rating episode in the ‘Untold Australia’ series.

For the first time, cameras were allowed inside the ultra-Orthodox Adass Israel Jewish community in Melbourne. Following three of the members of this reclusive sect, the documentary offers a unique insight into how this hidden subculture exists alongside Melbourne’s trendy latte society. The 2000-plus members of this self-sufficient society have their own shops, schools, butcher, baker, synagogue, cemetery, and even have their own ambulance service.

Strictly Jewish lifts the lid on a closely guarded Jewish sect, revealing a community steeped in ancient rites and rituals more than 5000 years old.

Presented with Glen Eira Storytelling Festival and Mint Pictures with thanks to SBS.