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CineMingle: "You Never Know", Berkeley, CA, Mar 13, 2008

CineMingle: "You Never Know"
JCC of the East Bay
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
Thursday, March 13, 7:30
$6 JCC members, $8 non-members
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At the 1966 Berkeley Folk Festival, a young rabbi took the stage, humbly sandwiched between higher profile acts Pete Seeger and Jefferson Airplane. Armed with a guitar, he began to sing. Shlomo Carlebach was a brilliant young Talmudic scholar who had been sent by the Lubavitcher Rebbe to bring the Torah to the hippies of San Francisco. But when his love for them transgressed the boundaries of halacha (Jewish Law), he was shunned by the Orthodox establishment. This documentary, screened at the 2007 Jerusalem Film Festival, features Carlebach's friends, doubters and followers as they discuss the counterculture rabbi's life and works. Though he passed away thirteen years ago, his influence is felt far and wide in eponymous minyanim around the world.

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