WILL YOU SUPPORT THIS PROJECT?

We’ve already come so far! Principal shooting for THE RABBI GOES WEST began in Bozeman, Montana in the summer 2016. We’ve had several additional shoots in Bozeman and Whitefish, Montana as well as Seattle, Washington, Newton, Massachusetts, and Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where Rabbi Chaim's Hasidic dynasty has its world headquarters.

IN JULY 2018, WE LAUNCHED A SUCCESSFUL CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN, FUNDED BY 523 BACKERS, TO RAISE THE FINISHING FUNDS TO COMPLETE THE FILM.

Now, we are hard at work in the editing room, and we plan to premiere in 2019. 

BUT IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO SUPPORT THIS PROJECT AND HELP THE FILMMAKERS FINISH AND RELEASE THE FILM IN 2019.

DONATIONS ARE COMPLETELY TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

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

WHERE THE FILM WILL GO

We hope to bring our film to every city in Montana. We will screen widely at film festivals, especially the Jewish film festival circuit (over 135 festivals globally), including Israel. Our film will 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. Finally, we plan for a major PBS broadcast.

 


 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.