Friday, January 21, 2011

Free Screening of “A Matter of Size” at the United Synagogue of Hoboken January 22, 7:30PM

Free Screening of “A Matter of Size”
at the United Synagogue of Hoboken
Sumo wrestling in Israel?

On Saturday, January 22, 7:30pm, The United Synagogue of Hoboken (USH) presents a free screening of “A Matter of Size”. Fed up with dieting, four overweight friends in the Israeli city of Ramle decide to start a sumo wrestling club in this award winning comedy from directors Sharon Maymon and Erez Tadmor (2009). “Finely honed visual sense and superb comic timing” (Variety). Winner of 3 Israeli Oscars. In Hebrew and Japanese with English subtitles. RSVP requested at 201-659-4000 or

When Herzl (155 kilos), the main protagonist, loses his job as a cook and starts working as a dishwasher in a Japanese restaurant in Ramle he discovers the world of Sumo where large people such as himself are honored and appreciated.

Through Kitano (60 kilos), the restaurant owner, a former Sumo coach in Japan (who is supposedly hiding from the Yakuza in Israel), he falls in love with a sport involving "two fatsos in diapers and girly hairdos". Herzl wants Kitano to be their coach but Kitano is reluctant - they first have to earn their spurs.

"A Matter of Size" is a comedy about a ‘coming out’ of a different kind - overweight people learning to accept themselves.

Movie Trailer:

About The United Synagogue of Hoboken: The United Synagogue of Hoboken (USH), founded in 1905, is Hoboken?s center for Jewish life, offering educational opportunities for all ages, religious services, and a wide range of Jewish cultural events. For more information, visit the USH website at, call 201-659-4000 or email The USH is located at 115 Park Ave in Hoboken, NJ.