Presented in collaboration with the Boulder Jewish Film Festival
Ever wonder how Israelis perceive American Jews? “The New Jew” is a four-episode TV documentary series that showcases the cultural and political influence of the American Jewish community, alternative models for living a rich Jewish life, and the rifts in relations between Jewish Americans and Israel.
Read what reviewers have to say about “The New Jew“:
“This series about “new” Jews will likely enlighten, entertain, annoy and offend viewers in different ways, but it does present a varied and interesting portrait of American-Jewish life.”(The Jerusalem Post)
“The series is a journey through some of the most unexpected places in North America. From the “Backcountry Bayit” in Colorado to Rabbi Angela Buchdahl of Manhattan’s Central Synagogue to Rabbi Jamie Korngold (“the Adventure Rabbi”), the series explores real stories of American Jews who are dismantling old stereotypes of the Diaspora Jew.” (Jweekly)
After watching the series at home on your own schedule, join Israeli Emissary Itai Divinsky for an in-person talkback with Rabbi Jamie Korngold (the “Adventure Rabbi”), Jonathan Kochavi, Jewish Identity chair for the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, and Zack Sapinsley, founder of the Boulder Moishe House. The speakers will tackle questions such as: In what way do we define our Jewishness differently? What elements of Jewish life should Israel “import” from the US? Questions submitted by attendees will be addressed as well.
To participate in this event:
- Watch the four-part docuseries at home any time between February 1st and 14th. (A Vimeo password-protected link will be emailed starting on January 31.)
- (Optionally) Join the talkback on February 14th, 7 – 8:30 pm, either in-person at the Boulder JCC or online via Zoom.
$24 per household
The in-person option for this program requires all individuals to show either proof of being fully vaccinated* or a negative COVID-19 test** upon arrival at the Boulder JCC.