29 2015

Regina Jonas Documentary Screening

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Contact Leslie Magson
413 538-6378

Diana Groo's documentary tells the story of Regina Jonas (1902-1944), a strong woman who made history by becoming the first properly ordained woman rabbi in the world. The daughter of an Orthodox Jewish peddler, Jonas grew up in Berlin's slum, studied at the the liberal Hochschulefur die Wissenschaft des Judentums (College for the Scientific Study of Judaism) beginning in 1924, and was ordained in 1935. During WWII, her sermons and dedication provided German Jews with unparalleled support. Free screening at Hevreh with popcorn included.