Sal Litvak Shares His Strange Journey at the J

How best to describe Sal Litvak? How do you describe any polymath?

Sal is a film director, writer and producer. He is definitely a humorist, as his Seder satire “When Do We Eat?” attests. And he’s the Accidental Talmudist.

What is an “accidental” Talmudist? In this case, a guy who finds himself in the seemingly unlikely position of being an internet sensation who inspires Jews and non-Jews in 70 countries by sharing ancient Jewish wisdom six days a week.

As the Accidental Talmudist he shares daily posts on Jewish wisdom, history and humor with nearly a million followers.

Sal comes to the Boulder JCC for two programs. He will speak after the screening of “When Do We Eat?” on Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 pm. On Sunday from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the J, the Accidental Talmudist will share his story.

When Do We Eat?” is the story of the world’s fastest Seder gone horribly awry. This outrageous yet inspiring comedy stars Michael Lerner, Lesley Ann Warren, Max Greenfield (New Girl), Ben Feldman (Superstore), Shiri Appleby, and Jack Klugman in his final role.

After the screening, there will be a Q & A with director Sal Litvak. He will share an astonishing story of how this indie film became a holiday classic beloved by Jews around the world who watch it with their families every year around Passover.

Evening with the Accidental Talmudist, on how an immigrant kid from Chile ended up directing movies in Hollywood and sharing Torah with a million people.

Sal Litvak shares his rollicking spiritual journey, from Grateful Dead shows, transcendental meditation, and martial arts, to rocking out with 90,000 black-hatted Orthodox Jews at MetLife Stadium. An evening you won’t forget!

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About Kathryn Bernheimer

Founding Director of the Boulder Jewish Film Festival, Boulder JCC. The former film and theater critic for the Boulder Daily Camera, Kathryn is the author of "The Fifty Greatest Jewish Movies" and "The Fifty Funniest Films of All Time." She was also Director of Menorah and ACE at the J from 2003 through August, 2019.

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