NJJFF: The Rabbi Goes WestMarch 20 @ 11:30 am
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March 20 @ 11:30 am
NJJFF: The Rabbi Goes West
20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival
For the safety and health of our community, it has become necessary to postpone our 20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival set to begin on Thursday, March 19. We will reschedule the films when we know we can do so safely. We expect that the modified festival will include screenings throughout the summer, September and October. All purchased tickets will be exchangeable once the new dates are confirmed.
Please contact Sarah Diamond with any questions: (973) 929-2938 or [email protected]
Directors: Amy Geller and Gerald Peary
2019 • 73 minutes • English
Chaim Bruk, a Chabad rabbi, moves to the unlikely area of Bozeman, Montana, to bring his brand of Judaism to the American West. Part of his mission is to place a mezuzah on the doorpost of every Jewish home in the state — fewer than 2,000 families. In his travels, Chaim confronts a neo-Nazi threat and resistance to his proselytizing from some skeptical Jews and the state’s Reform and Conservative rabbis. They acknowledge he is beloved by his congregants, but fear his larger goal: to put up Chabad centers everywhere in Montana.
This film is brought to you by Stuart Kerievsky & Susan and Richard Kogan