June 15, 2008
Sivan 12, 5768
This is an email announcement regarding the documentary film, Lonely Man of Faith: The Life and Legacy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik.
There are a few screenings coming up very soon:
This Wednesday, June 18
(Sivan 15), at 7:30 PM
, the film will return to the Upper West Side of Manhattan
, for a screening at Congregation Ohab Zedek
, at 118 W. 95th St.
A discussion will follow, titled “The Early Years & Later Years of the Rav”. It will feature R. Allen Schwartz
, Rabbi of Ohab Zedek and a student of the Rav in the 80s, and R. Shalom Rephun
, who was in one of the Rav's first classes. I will also participate in the discussion. To order tickets online, click here
(be sure to mention in the form that you're paying for the screening). For more information, click here
or call 212-749-5150. The Facebook event is here
NEW: I mentioned a June 22 (Sivan 19) screening in Woodmere, NY (Long Island), but at this point it looks like it has been postponed. Unfortunately, we've been having trouble getting information from the shul. If it turns out that I'm wrong, I'll be sure to send out another email.
(Sivan 23) at 4 PM, June 29
(Sivan 26) at 12:45 PM,
and July 3
(Sivan 30) at 3 PM,
the film will return to the Museum of Fine Arts
, as part of the Boston Jewish Film Festival Encore Series
. I will be attending the screening on Sunday, June 29, to speak about the film and answer questions. If you are there, please stop by and say hello. Also, please be sure to let your friends/family know about the screenings, as this may be the last ones in Boston for some time.
I'll pass on more information regarding the rest of the summer and early fall when it's available.
I'd appreciate it if you could forward this email to anyone else who might be interested in this information. And here's a link to the Facebook group for the film.
On June 1st (Iyyar 27) there was a special Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) screening in Zurich, Switzerland, at Congregation Tiferet Israel. Rabbi Aaron Adler, their congregational leader, who was a shamash
(assistant) of the Rav in the '70s spoke afterwards. About 100 people turned out, which I understand is very good for that community.
I hear that there was a more modest crowd at the mid-week post-Shavuot screening at the Jerusalem Cinematheque. Thank you to everyone who came out for that screening.
If anyone is interested in organizing a screening outside of Israel, contact Matt Stein
Have a great week,