Challah Rising in the Desert Film Screening

Challah Rising

Challah Rising in the Desert celebrates the history and people of New Mexico’s unique Jewish community.  In this new feature 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.

We will watch this documentary at a special meeting of the New Mexico Interfaith Dialogue taking place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9502 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114. From 5:30 to 6:00, we’ll have refreshments, including a spectacular green chile challah, watch the film from 6:00 to 7:30, then producer Paula Amar Schwartz will take questions.

A faith offering or donation is requested for the showing of the film. You can donate at the event or through the NM Interfaith Dialogue’s secure PayPal account through this link. Simply type in the amount you would like to donate and use your credit card.

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