CINEMA J COA MATINEE@ Leisure World: Challah Rising in the Desert: The Jews of New Mexico

CINEMA J COA MATINEE@ Leisure World: Challah Rising in the Desert: The Jews of New Mexico

October 27, 2021
1:30 PM

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CINEMA J COA MATINEE@ Leisure World: Challah Rising in the Desert: The Jews of New Mexico
Documentary | USA (2018) | 84 minutes
Wednesday, October 27 | 1:30 PM

*Screening Location: 3300 N. Leisure World Boulevard – CH II *INDOORS, IN-PERSON; OPEN TO ALL

$10 [in advance – purchase tickets by 10/20/21 to receive a complimentary kosher challah]; $12 [Day-of] NOTES: Challah not available for the day-of ticket purchase; ONLY checks accepted for day-of ticket purchases;

Please join us for a screening of Challah Rising in the Desert: The Jews of New Mexico. This documentary celebrates the history, influences, and people of New Mexico’s Jewish community. From green chile challah and Navajo-styled prayer shawls to rabbis in cowboy boots and bolo ties, this unique population drew from waves of immigration. It includes the Conversos escaping the Spanish Inquisition, scientists of the 1940s at Los Alamos, and the counterculture of the 1960s.

This unknown story is vibrantly told through rare archival materials, magnificent imagery of New Mexico’s natural beauty, as well as interviews with community leaders, historians, and descendants of early colonial and pioneer Jews. Discussion to follow.

*Presented by Bender JCC-CoA Adults and JRLW. Questions? Please contact Frieda Enoch: fenoch@benderjccgw.org or at 301-348-3809.