The Rabbi Goes West

A fish out of water story about a young and charismatic Hasidic Chabad rabbi who moved from Brooklyn, New York to Bozeman, Montana to bring his brand of Judaism to the American west. His mission: to place a Mezuzah, an encased prayer offering, on the doorpost of every Montana Jewish home. As he travels across this “big sky” landscape, he confronts threats to Jews from neo-Nazis and objections to his proselytizing from members of the Jewish community.

Dates: Thursday, August 27 – Sunday, August 30
Time: All hours
Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket
Q&A with Filmmaker: Available during Festival

Director: Gerald Peary & Amy Geller
Writer: Gerald Peary
Producer: Amy Geller

Genre: Documentary feature
Length: 78 min
Location: USA
Language: English, Hebrew [w/English subtitles], Yiddish [w/English subtitles]