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:
- Congregation Beth Tefillah, in Paramus, NJ, at 9 PM. Rabbi Daniel Wolff, rabbi of the congregation, will speak afterwards. Selichot prayer services will follow, at 11 PM. The shul is located at 452 Forest Ave. For more information, call 201-265-4100.
- NEW: Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, NY, at 9:30 P.M. Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld, rabbi of the congregation and a student of the Rav who appears in the film, will speak. Selichot will follow at 11:30 P.M. The shul is located at 150-05 70th Road. For more information, call 718-261-9723.
Tuesday, September 23
(23rd of Elul), at 7:30 PM
, the film will screen as part of the Rochester (NY) Jewish Film Festival SERIES
. I 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.
(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 Street
. Rabbi 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. Click here
to see a flier.
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
(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
(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, NJ. Rabbi 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!
(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).