RIGHTEOUS REBEL: AVI WEISS - Film Screening followed by a discussion with Rabbi Yonah Berman
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 • 10 Iyyar 57757:30 PM - 9:30 PMCongregation Shaarei Tefillah, Newton
A program organized by the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts.
For forty years, both from an international platform as well as from his local pulpit in The Bronx, Rabbi Avi Weiss has been an important voice speaking up against injustice for both Jews and non-Jews.
In the new documentary, RIGHTEOUS REBEL, filmmaker Phil Schneider provides a compelling, insightful, and comprehensive look into Weiss' extraordinary life.
From the Auschwitz death camp, to the Vatican, to Moscow's Red Square, all told through a combination of archival footage and interviews, RIGHTEOUS REBEL follows the Rabbi's journey of protest against Holocaust Revisionism and to free Soviet Jews. The documentary also covers Weiss' controversial involvement in the Crown Heights Riots of 1991, as well as his equally provocative recent endorsement of "open-Orthodoxy" and the expanded roles of women in the Modern Orthodox Jewish community.
RIGHTEOUS REBEL is as much a celebration of Rabbi Weiss' accomplishments, as it is an inspirational call to immediate action to fight inequity taking place all over the world.
The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Rabbi Yonah Berman, former student of
Avi Weiss and a graduate of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in Riverdale, NY.
The event is free but due to limited seating Advance Reservations Required.
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