We're working hard to bring THE RABBI GOES WEST to all of you in 2019. But first, we need to raise the funds to create a trailer and to clear the rights for several expensive network television clips. This footage shows the impact of Neo-Nazi threats on a number of Jewish families in Whitefish, Montana and is crucial to our story.

Can you help us reach this essential goal? Please make a tax-deductible donation today!

All donations go through our non-profit fiscal sponsor, Documentary Educational Resources, and therefore are 100% tax-deductible.

To give online, please click here.

Or make a check out to Documentary Educational Resources, Inc. Write THE RABBI GOES WEST in the check memo or “for” line and mail it to:

  • Documentary Educational Resources

  • 108 Water Street, 5A

  • Watertown, MA 02472

WHAT WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED

THANKS TO OVER 520 BACKERS FOR SUPPORTING OUR SUCCESSFUL SUMMER 2018 KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN. Because of you, we’ve been able to complete the filming and editing, compose original music and work with a post house to do all the sound mixing and color grading.

WHERE THE FILM WILL GO

We will screen widely at film festivals, especially the Jewish film festival circuit, including Israel. We hope to bring our film to every city in Montana. Our film will be shown by public libraries and community and religious organizations. Because THE RABBI GOES WEST offers a rare, intimate look into the real-life story of Hasidic Jews, we believe that there is a vibrant educational interest for our film in colleges and universities through Jewish studies, religious studies, and cultural studies departments.

francine roston, rabbi of the flathead valley, kayaks on whitefish Lake in montana.

francine roston, rabbi of the flathead valley, kayaks on whitefish Lake in montana.


REFORM RABBI Ed STAFMAN AND orthodox Rabbi Chaim Bruk debate over issues of Judaism.

REFORM RABBI Ed STAFMAN AND orthodox Rabbi Chaim Bruk debate over issues of Judaism.