San Luis Obispo Jewish Film Festival

Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 at 7:00pm

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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A bit of culture, diversity, Judaism, and the various perspectives present here in SLO County through the art of film. A proud and ever-growing program of the JCC-Federation of San Luis Obispo.

Closing Night: A Rabbi Explains

Featured Movie: Commandment 613

For our final evening of the SLO Jewish Film Festival, Rabbi Micah Hyman will take us on a journey through the history and restoration of the Czech Torah Scrolls. The 200 year-old Torahs from Czechoslovakia were rescued from the Holocaust.  We were amazed to learn one of the sacred Czech Torahs can be found at the Temple Beth El in Santa Maria.

This event falls on the Jewish holiday, Tu B'shvat, a day to celebrate trees. There will be an explanation about how honoring the history of these Torah scrolls also allows us to reflect on this holiday. It is also International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Join us for this closing program and be sure to have watched the featured film "Commandment 613". It will serve as a mitzvah, or a good commandment!

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