Commandment 613 (Short Film Program)

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Where Do We Go From Here?: Short Film Program
Virtual Cinema Wed, Nov 4, 2020
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A collection of short films exploring next steps.
Film Info
Director(s):Randi Cecchine
Miriam Lewin
Country:United States
Running Time:23 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Massachusetts Premiere
Topic:American Jewish Life
Faith and Spirituality


Rabbi Kevin Hale has dedicated his life to the 613th Commandment -- the commandment to write a torah scroll. As a sofer, a scribe, Rabbi Hale brings new life to scrolls saved from Czechoslovakia during the Holocaust, many now in Massachusetts. With wisdom and deep reflection on his own path to faith and practice, Rabbi Hale shares the beauty of this ancient sacred craft.

Join director Miriam Lewin and editor Randi Cecchine for a live Q&A with filmmakers from our short film program Where Do We Go From Here? on Sunday, November 8th at 4:00 pm.

Join film subject Rabbi Kevin Hale for a calligraphy instructional demonstration on Friday, November 13th at 3:00 pm.