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Sunday, February 16 • 9:15pm - Monday, February 17 •10:30pm
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Jakub Weksler is a Catholic priest who was born to Jewish parents during the Holocaust, but given as an infant to a Polish family who raised him as their own. Having discovered the truth as an adult, he wishes to make Aliyah and live as a Jew on a religious Kibbutz while maintaining his Catholic faith. How the State of Israel and the people around him respond to this identity dilemma is the focus of this fascinating film.  72 minutes. Hebrew, Polish, English, French with subtitles. Documentary.

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Elliot Fix

Elliot Fix is a longstanding member of the JCC Jewish International Film Festival Committee in Rochester, NY and its past Chairperson, responsible for programming. He is also the Co-coordinator of the Everett Jewish Life Center's Jewish Film Series at the Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua, NY. He has worked professionally for many years in the field of developmental disabilities as an administrator at a state-affiliated developmental... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2014 9:15pm - Monday February 17, 2014 10:30pm
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