Space Torah (In-Person)


Museum of Science - Mugar Omni Theater Thu, Nov 11, 2021 6:30 PM
Registration required for this free program including passholders. 2 tix max. Limited Seating.
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Film Type
Film Type:In-Person
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Director(s):Rob Cooper
Country:United States
Running Time:25 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Boston Premiere


Jeff Hoffman became a NASA Astronaut in 1978. On his five space missions, he chose to bring numerous Jewish objects, such as mezuzot dreidels and atarot from his sons’ tallitot, into space. The most notable item was a small Torah scroll that he took on his last mission. Rabbi Shaul Osadchey, Jeff’s spiritual leader, was instrumental in making it possible for Jeff to take a Torah scroll (the Space Torah) into space. Jeff saw the act of bringing religious objects into space not only as part of bringing his own tradition with him, but also as adding symbolic meaning to bringing the holiness of human life into space


Selection, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2021


We are thrilled to partner with the Museum of Science for an exciting in-person screening of Space Torah in the immersive Mugar Omni Theater!


Join us on Thursday November 11 at 6:30pm for an in-person screening of this powerful documentary followed by a conversation with director Rob Cooper and NASA astronaut Dr. Jeff Hoffman, moderated by Paula S. Apsell, former senior executive producer for the PBS NOVA science series.


Free with registration.


Sponsored by Jewish Community Day School.