THE RABBI GOES WEST | Film Screening

/THE RABBI GOES WEST | Film Screening

march, 2020

01mar2:00 pm3:30 pmTHE RABBI GOES WEST | Film Screening

Event Details

Presented by the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF), THE RABBI GOES WEST centers on 34-year-old Chaim Bruk, an idealistic Chabad Rabbi who moves from Brooklyn, New York to Bozeman, Montana to bring his unique brand of Judaism to the American West. As the founder of the state’s first Chabad Center, Chaim’s first order of business is to affix a kosher mezuzah onto every Jewish doorpost in Bozeman. While some families are eager to accept the rabbi’s offering, other Jewish locals and Bozeman rabbis are uncomfortable by Chaim’s outwardly proselytizing tactics. There is also a growing fear that Chaim’s larger goal is to expand Chabad to other cities in Montana. Despite the recent rise of neo-Nazi threats and the resistance expressed by some folks in his community, Chaim falls hard for Big Sky Country, eager to raise his family and fulfill his mission in Boseman. With its spectacular Montana scenery and glimpses of small-town charm, this funny and engaging documentary has gotten audiences talking at Jewish Film Festival screenings coast to coast.


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) is a "film commission" representing southeastern Pennsylvania that officially serves the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

We are a member of the Association of Film Commissions International (AFCI). GPFO, first established in 1985 as a part of Philadelphia city government, continues to reside within city offices.

In 1992, we became a regional economic development agency, incorporating in 2000 as the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation.


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