Tango Shalom

About the Film


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.

Tuesday, May 11-14, 2021 | 7:00 pm

Location: Virtual

Film begins at 7:00 pm and is available for 72 hours. You must finish your viewing before the 72-hour period ends.

Film Details

Sponsored by
Frank Block

Gabriel Bologna


Running Time

115 minutes

Family Comedy






Claudio Laniado


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.

We also wish to celebrate our heritage with the general public as we offer the larger community a forum for discussion, debate, and education on the range of Jewish experiences and themes portrayed in the films we screen.

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