November 12, 2009
25th of Marcheshvan, 5770
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 joined this list since the last mailing.
Just wanted to send you a quick reminder about this upcoming screening:
This Saturday night, November 14 (28th night of Marcheshvan) at 7 PMSt. Louis Premiere at the Steinberg Auditorium of the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University (enter off Forsyth just west of Skinker).  Sponsored by Bais Abraham Congregation, Nusach Hari B'nai Zion CongregationSt. Louis Hillel at Washington University, the St. Louis Rabbinical Council, and Young Israel of St. Louis.  $5 suggested donation   For more information contact:

Also, here's a reminder about other upcoming screenings:

December 26 (10th night of Tevet):  Young Israel of Staten Island, NY, 835 Forest Hill Rd.
January 9, 2010 (24th night of Tevet): Minneapolis Premiere organized by the Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival More information to follow.

On Saturday night, October 31 (14th night of Marcheshvan), the film screened at Young Israel of Merrick, NY.  The screening was co-sponsored by Young Israel of North Bellmore.   Following the screening, Rabbi Menachem Genack, Rabbinic Administrator of the Kashrut Division of the Orthodox Union, and a close student of the Rav, shared his reflections and answered questions.   Rabbi Genack served as an advisor on the film.  Stanley Fish, educational director of the shul, reported the following:
The evening was a big success.  I would guestimate we had 50-60 people, which for any of our functions is a great turnout the film was very well received.  Rabbi Genack was excellent in his remarks and Q/A afterwards.
Jeff Bienenfeld added this amusing comment:
Thanks for an evening very well spent. To paraphrase the Rav, it's Saturday night, and people have a world series to watch, so the film had to have been worthwhile. And it was.
As I previously mentioned,  the film screened once again at the Jerusalem Cinematheque on October 6, Chol Ha-moed Sukkot.  Since then, Nachum Lamm reported that there was a "very diverse audience,"
(Israelis, olim, tourists, religious and not) who all seemed very taken by the film, leading to many informal discussions afterward. Kol HaKavod!
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.

Shabbat Shalom,
Ethan Isenberg