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Rabbi Bruk left the bustle of Brooklyn for a new life and to start a family in Bozeman, Montana. Founding the state’s first Chabad Center, he set out to affix a mezuzah on the doorpost of every Jewish home he can find. But his outsized personality and proselytizing tactics are openly challenged by Jewish neighbors and fellow rabbis. When the specter of neo-Nazism threatens the community, ideological differences come to the fore. Spectacular Montana landscapes provide a scenic backdrop to this engaging, funny, and balanced profile of religious pioneers in the American West.
“They open your eyes, showing you all the different sides, and then, in the spirit of Jews when they’ve had enough, wish you a Zei Gezunt so you can finish the discussion on your own.”
—Lois Alter Mark, Alliance of Jewish Women Film Journalists
Q&A with Amy Geller and Gerald Peary, Directors, on Monday, November 16, at 7:00 PM