MYRA ROSEN, mid-forties, juggles caring for her mother EMUNAH ROSEN, who has Alzheimer's, with a burgeoning career at a real estate development firm. When Emunah no longer recognizes her and attacks their neighbor, Myra is forced to make the difficult decision to place her in a nursing home.
Feeling guilty, Myra gives her mother a cell phone to call her in case of an emergency. Instead, believing Passover is approaching, Emunah uses the phone to call Myra again and again, begging for flour so she can make matzah for her daughter.
At the office, Myra’s firm is working with the state to seize local properties – including a synagogue - through eminent domain to develop luxury condos. As Myra works to vacate the buildings, she meets a local rabbi (RABBI ANGELA) who is determined to save her synagogue by filing a demolition delay order.
When Myra researches the synagogue’s background, she finds the rabbi’s case has merit – the synagogue was the first temple designed by Jewish Architect, Percival Goodman. Myra approaches her boss DARYN SANGO, a man with questionable ethics, and discovers a conspiracy to bury the synagogue’s petition that goes as high as the state planning commissioner.
In the meantime, Myra tries everything she can think of to spark her mother’s memory, books, photos, food – nothing works. In despair, she confides in the rabbi who encourages her to spend time with her mother and “have faith.” Doubtful, Myra ignores the rabbi’s suggestion and throws herself into her work, only to be interrupted time and time again by her mother’s calls for flour.
When Emunah suddenly goes missing from the nursing home, Myra frantically searches the city, finding her outside a closed supermarket. Emunah explains that this store carries King Arthur Flour, the brand she and her daughter prefer. Saddened, Myra finally accepts the fact that her mother may never recognize her again.
Driving her mother back to the nursing home, they pass the brightly lit synagogue. Realizing she can no longer go along with her boss’s plans to tear down the building, Myra decides to give Rabbi Angela the information she needs to save the synagogue.
She finds Rabbi Angela and several congregants in the basement kitchen baking challah. She explains her reason for stopping by, but is interrupted when she notices her mother has wandered into the kitchen. Before she can react, Rabbi Angela invites Emunah to join them, giving her a bag of flour and a bowl. Emunah is delighted, laughing, and talking with the group. She opens the bag, and to Myra’s surprise, invites her daughter to help her. Overjoyed that her mother recognizes her, Myra rushes to her side and the two women share a touching moment of tradition and baking.
A year later, Myra attends a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the historic designation of the synagogue.