Dmitriy Salita, a Jewish professional boxer, will be starring in Westminster on Saturday night November 5th at Chabad of NW Metro Denver. However rather than sporting his boxing gloves and robe, Dmitriy will be presenting a talk about his life as a young Ukrainian Jewish immigrant to the US who began a boxing career alongside a path in Judaism.
Said Rabbi Benjy Brackman of Chabad, who is hosting the event:
His story combines two seemingly opposite worlds, boxing and religion, yet he successfully merges the two and comes out a champion, this is a tale or personal and spiritual growth at every level.”
This will be Dmitriy’s first appearance in the metro Denver area.
The evening will begin at 7:00 pm with a screening of the documentary “Orthodox Stance” that depicts Dmitriy Salita’s boxing career and his growth in Judaism, then at 8:30 pm Dmitriy will make a presentation followed by a Q&A.
Guests can join the program for the screening at 7:00 pm or for Dmitriy’s talk and Q&A at 8:30 pm.
Ticket prices are just $10 each and include the film and refreshments.
For more information visit www.TheChabadHouse.com or call 303.429.5177
About “Orthodox Stance“
Dmitriy Salita is a Russian Immigrant, professional boxer and a religious Jew. “Orthodox Stance” portrays Dmitriy’s maturation in each of these disparate communities and the seemingly incompatible cultures, and characters working together to support his rare and remarkable devotion to both Orthodox Judaism and the pursuit of a professional boxing title. In the end the film is about more than just boxing and religion, but about a young man’s search for meaning in life.