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There are Jews Here

  • 32000 Airport Road Boca Raton, FL, 33431 United States (map)

 Director: Brad Lichtenstein and Morgan Elise Johnson; USA 2016, 90 min, English

A poignant documentary that examines the challenges of Jewish life in small town America. Focusing on four tiny Jewish communities, the film shows what happens to a congregation when there are scarcely enough Jews left to form a minyan much less to maintain a vibrant Jewish community. Taking us to Latrobe, Pennsylvania; Dothan, Alabama; Laredo, Texas; and Butte, Montana, the filmmakers use the Jewish communities of these towns, as a kind of allegory of displacement in society as a whole. Of course, Jews in America today leave small towns voluntarily in order to join larger communities, so the effect of the film is less tragic than bittersweet. But the film offers an unusual and intriguing look at a segment of American Jewish life that is rarely examined.   Special Invited Guests: Stephanie Butler, Jewish Family Sevices,Cinemark and Film

Director Brad Lichtenstein, Frank

Screening: Cinemark 1/25-3:30pm, Cobb 2/1-3:30pm and Frank 2/5-1:30pm

Earlier Event: January 25
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Later Event: January 25
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