Moshe Yehuda, a Hasidic Rabbi and amateur Hora dancer, played by Jos Laniado, enters a televised Tango competition to save his Hebrew school from bankruptcy. There is only one problem: due to his orthodox religious beliefs, he is not allowed to touch a woman! At odds with his wife and five kids, the Grand Rabbi of his orthodox sect and his entire Hasidic community, Moshe seeks advise from a Catholic priest, a Muslim Imam, and a Sikh holy man. Together, they hash out a plan to help Moshe dance in the Tango contest “without sacrificing his sacred beliefs” setting in motion a fun, passionate dance movie. Tango Shalom tests the bonds of family and community as well as the bounds of tolerance and faith. From the maker of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Tango Shalom is a multi-awarded comedy/dance film starring Lainie Kazan and Karina Smirnoff from Dancing With The Stars.
The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival, in association with the Wilmington United Jewish Appeal and with the support of other community groups, is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization whose mission is, through the screening of excellent films with Jewish content, to promote a deeper understanding of Jewish history and contemporary Jewish culture. We hope to inspire appreciation for the various forms of Jewish identity and to foster a warm sense of community.