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Film Screening: Challah Rising in the Desert – The Jews of New Mexico
August 3, 2021 - August 8, 2021
Get ready for a virtual film screening during the first week of August! You can watch the film, Challah Rising in the Desert: The Jews of New Mexico, from home anytime Tuesday, August 3 through Sunday, August 8. Please RSVP to Justin at 713-782-4162 or Justin@hcrj.org to receive the full-length film link.
Challah Rising in the Desert: The Jews of New Mexico celebrates the history and people of New Mexico’s unique Jewish community. In the documentary, braided challah bread represents five waves of settlement of New Mexico’s Jewish community including Conversos escaping the Spanish Inquisition 400 years ago, German Jewish pioneers of the Santa Fe Trail in the 1800s, scientists of the 1940s at Los Alamos and the counterculture of the 1960s. Challah Rising is a moving tapestry of the Jewish experience woven into New Mexico’s unique history and landscape.