September 16, 2008
16th of Elul, 5768 
This is an email announcement regarding the documentary film, Lonely Man of Faith: The Life and Legacy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

Welcome to everyone who has joined the list since the last email.  There are several screenings coming up, two of which will be this Saturday night, before Selichot services:

Saturday night, September 20 (20th of Elul), the film will screen at:
Tuesday, September 23 (23rd of Elul), at 7:30 PM, the film will screen as part of the Rochester (NY) Jewish Film Festival SERIESI will be speaking about the film, afterwards.  The screening will take place at the Little Theater, 240 East Avenue. Tickets can be purchase by calling 585-461-2000, ext. 235.  
October 6 (7th of Tishrei) at 8 PM will be the Englewood N.J. Premiere.  The film will screen at The Moriah School, at 53 S. Woodland StreetRabbi Jacob J. Schacter, who both appears in the film and served as an advisor, will speak afterwards.  For more information or to RSVP, call 201-567-0208 ext. 376 or contact ekessler@moriahschool.orgClick here to see a flier.

NEW: Also on October 6 (7th of Tishrei), at 7:45 PM, the film will screen in Netanya, Israel at the New Synagogue on MacDonald Street.  There will be an introduction by Rabbi David Chenofsky, a student of the Rav.  Tickets are 65 NIS.  For more information, contact Shana: 09-833-9985 or Linda: 09-887-3569.
November 8 (10th of Cheshvan), will be the Highland Park - Edison, NJ Premiere, at a community-wide screening hosted at Congregation Ahavas Achim, 216 S.1st Avenue, Highland Park.  For more information, call 732-247-0532.
Also, on  November 8 (10th of Cheshvan), the film will screen at Congregation Talmud Torah, at 1305 Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn, NY.  For more information, call (718) 377-2528.
November 9 (11th of Cheshvan),  will be the Five Towns Premiere at Young Israel of Woodmere, 859 Peninsula Blvd.  The screening is co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Sholom.  More information to follow. 
Once again, 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 August 12 (11th of Av), the film was screened at Congregation Magen David of West Deal, NJRabbi Ezra Labaton, rabbi of the synagogue, spoke about first encountering the shiur of the Rav and being blown away.  It was an approach he was not very familiar with, having grown up in the Syrian community in Brooklyn.  I also participated in a Q/A.  There was a very good turnout, beyond what was expected!
August 24 (23rd of Av), was the Miami Premiere, sponsored by the Lehrman Community Day School.  The film was screened at the Byron Carlyle Theater in Miami Beach, which was really a great venue!  Afterward, I answered some challenging questions from Rabbi Seth Linfield, the Head of School, and from the audience.
Monday, August 25 (24th of Av), was an Encore Screening, at Young Israel of Greater Miami, in North Miami Beach.  I enjoyed attending this screening, as well, and meeting the various people who attended.  Afterward, Rabbi David Lehrfield was so moved that he felt compelled to share some of his own memories studying in the Rav's shiur. 
If you have an interesting experience or story connected to the film, please don't hesitate to share them with me.  You can simply reply to this email (don't worry, it will only go to me). 

If anyone is interested in organizing a screening outside of Israel, please contact
For screenings within Israel, contact Hedva Goldschmidt, of Go2Films.
Take care,
Ethan Isenberg