"The Rabbi Goes West" — NYC PREMIERE

Talk about lighting out for the territory, as a hemmed-in Huck Finn did at the close of Twain’s iconic novel. Emissaries for the Chabad Lubavitch movement have fanned out everywhere from Memphis to Malta, spreading the come-one, come-all word of the late Lubavitcher Rebbe. But Big Sky country has been something of a final frontier for the movement. It wasn’t until 2017 that a shliach landed in Sioux Falls, S.D. That kind of journey, from the confines of Crown Heights to the open spaces of Bozeman, Mont., is chronicled in the documentary film about Rabbi Chaim Bruk and family. As he attempts to put up mezuzahs all over the state, he faces neo-Nazis threats and skepticism from other Jews. — The Jewish Week

Directors Amy Geller and Gerald Peary are expected to attend.

WHEN

Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 7:30pm

ORGANIZATION

EVENT LOCATION

Cinépolis Chelsea
260 W. 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011

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Film & Television