Tuesday, October 15, 7:00pm | PLEASE PAY AT THE DOOR | Film

The Mittleman Jewish Community Center and Oregon Jewish Museum present:

PUNK JEWS by Jesse Zook Mann and Evan Kleinman

Profiling Hassidic punk rockers, Yiddish street performers, African-American Jewish activists and more, Punk Jews explores an emerging movement of provocateurs and committed Jews who are asking, each in his or her own way, what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century. Jewish artists, activists and musicians from diverse backgrounds and communities are defying norms and expressing their Jewish identities in unconventional ways. In the process, they are challenging stereotypes and breaking down barriers. Meet Yishai, lead singer of Moshiach Oi; Radical performance group, the Sukkos Mob; the renegade Orthodox participants of Cholent; the Amazing Amy Yoga Yenta; Kal Holczler, founder of Voices of Dignity; and African American Jewish hip hop sensation Y-Love.

The film’s Director Jesse Zook Mann and Producer Evan Kleinman will be in attendance to introduce the film and lead a Question & Answer session afterwards.  

This film is generously supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland.