The Rabbi Goes West

Showings

Somerville Theatre Sun, Nov 17 7:00 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Amy Geller
Gerald Peary
Country:United States
Year:2019
Language:English
Running Time:78 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
Topic:American Jewish Life
Anti-Semitism
Faith and Spirituality
Website:https://www.therabbigoeswest.com/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/rabbigoeswest/
Twitter:https://twitter.com/rabbigoeswest

Description

CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING

 

When Rabbi Chaim Bruk moved from Brooklyn to Bozeman, Montana, he left a large Chabad Hasidic community. In all of Montana there are just 2,000 Jewish families—and Rabbi Chaim is determined to put a mezuzah on each of their doorposts. While Rabbi Chaim builds his community, becoming beloved by his congregants, some of the state’s Jews believe he is a threat to the other denominations of Judaism. At the same time, threats of anti-Semitism, including from neo-Nazis, loom. 

 

Followed by a conversation with Protagonist Rabbi Chaim Bruk and Directors Amy Geller and Gerald Peary.

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