BILLINGS FILM PRESENTATION JULY 31, 2017
THERE ARE JEWS HERE
There are Jews Here is the story of America’s disappearing Jewish communities. Over 1 million American Jews live in once thriving small towns that have seen better days. Exploring themes of faith and community, the film is an intimate look into what Jews are doing to keep their communities alive, or TO ensure their legacies are not lost. The film takes you to Laredo Texas, Butte Montana, Latrobe Pennsylvania, and Dothan Alabama, where you are sure to be surprised by the people you meet who are doing their part to keep the Jewish spirit alive.
The film is both a celebration of tenacity and a cautionary tale; a warning that synagogues, cemeteries and sacred possessions could vanish. This film transcends religion, and is a deeply human exploration of age-old universal questions of faith and identity.
Congregation Beth Aaron will be showing this film on Monday, July 31, at the Art House Cinema and Pub, 109 North 30th. The theater will open at 6:00 PM for socialization and no-host beverages, with screening of the film at 6:30 PM, and discussion after the film at 8:00 PM. We are most fortunate that Nancy Oyer, of Butte, Montana, who is featured in the film, will be joining us.
The film is open to the community without charge, but donations ARE greatly appreciated.