December 8, 2008
11th of Kislev, 5769
This is an email announcement regarding the documentary film, Lonely Man of Faith: The Life and Legacy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
Welcome to the over fifty people who joined the list since the last mailing.
This Tuesday night, December 9 (13th night of Kislev) will be the long-awaited U.K. Premiere!  The screening will be held in London at St. Johns Wood Synagogue, 37-41 Grove End Rd, and it will begin at 8 PM.  Following the screening there will be a panel discussion moderated by Dayan Ivan Binstock and featuring Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the U.K., Dayan Lichtenstein, Rosh Beth Din of the Federation of Synagogues, and myself.  For tickets or more information, contact 020 7286 3838 or  The Facebook event is here.
Regrettably, there will be no other U.K. screenings this time around, so please let your London friends/family know.

December 18 (22nd night of Kislev) at 7:45 PM will be the Great Neck, NY Premiere at Great Neck Synagogue, 26 Old Mill Rd.  The screening is co-sponsored by Young Israel of Great NeckRabbis Polakoff and Lerner will share their thoughts at the event.  The Facebook event is here.

NEW: December 20 (24th night of Kislev) at 7:30 PM the film will screen at The Kemp Mill Synagogue, 11910 Kemp Mill Road, in Silver Spring.  The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring myself, Rabbi Jack Bieler, and KMS members Ari Tuchman and Zev Eleff. The Facebook event is here.
NEW: December 23 (27th night of Kislev), on the third night of Chanukah, the film will screen at Ohab Zedek of Belle Harbor, 134-01 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Belle Harbor, NY, The screening will begin at 7:30 PM., and I will be participating in a Q/A session afterwards.
January 6 (11th night of Tevet) the film will screen at the JCC of Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at West 76th Street.  More details to follow.

January 10 (15th night of Tevet) will be the Riverdale Premiere at the Riverdale Jewish Center.  More details to follow.

January 14 (19th night of Tevet) will be the Detroit Premiere, in conjunction with the Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival. The screening will take place at the West Bloomfield JCC, 6600 West Maple Rd. and it will start at 7:30 PM.  I will be participating in Q/A after the screening.
NEW: January 24 (29th night of Tevet) there will be a return engagement at The Maimonides School in Brookline, MA.  More details to follow.
NEW: February 1 (8th night of Sh'vat) will be the Las Vegas Premiere at the Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival.  The screening will begin at 7 PM, and it will be held at Congregation Shaarei Tefilla.
We're also in the process of arranging screenings in Philadelphia, PA; West Hempstead, NY; White Plains,
NY; and Denver, CO.

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. 

November 22 (25th night of Marcheshvan) was the Five Towns Premiere at Young Israel of WoodmereThe event was co-sponsored by Congregation Bais Tefilah, Congregation Beth Sholom, Ohr Torah, and Young Israel of North Woodmere.  I understand that the shul was packed, with at least 350 people attending!  Rabbi Heshy Billet opened the program by sharing a few remarks and anecdotes.
November 23 (26th night of Marcheshvan) was the Seattle Premiere.  The screening took place at the Museum of History and Industry and was extremely well attended, with a diverse crowd of around 300 people attending!  I thoroughly enjoyed the screening, as well as the preceding Shabbat, during which I spoke twice as a scholar-in-residence.  Kudos to Rivi Kletenik and Erica Curnutte of the Seattle Hebrew Academy, as well as a number of local Jewish organizations for making this all possible.
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.
Have a great week.
Ethan Isenberg