How You Can Help

arrange a screening of the work-in-progress

If you would like to arrange for a screening of the work-in-progress at your  synagogue, church, mosque, JCC, Hillel, interfaith group, human rights/ social action group, school, university or other venue, please contact:

Steve Brand
Ways & Means Productions
285 Riverside Drive, #15D
New York, NY 10025-5228
tel: 646 207 8450
waysandmeans@earthlink.net

Note:   Due to the film being a work-in-progress, our policy is for the filmmaker to be present at screenings (this can also be done via Skype or FaceTime) and to facilitate a free-wheeling question and answer session following the screening, in which we would discuss the film and Rabbi Heschel.

Steve can also incorporate three or four excerpts from the film into a 60-minute talk in which he would introduce individual clips, show them and then discuss the issues raised, thus providing deeper context.  

Some examples of topics:

  • Heschel on Faith After the Holocaust

  • Heschel’s Theology of Wonder, Awe & Radical Amazement

  • Heschel’s Role in Civil Rights and his Relationship with Martin Luther King
  • Heschel’s Opposition to the Vietnam War and its Personal Toll on Him

  • Heschel’s Religious Thought as Both Universalist and Particularist
  • Heschel’s Opposition to the Vietnam War and its Personal Toll on Him

  • Heschel’s message for Jews

Work-in-progress or excerpts screenings have been held at:
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel - A Centenary  Conference, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • Honoring Heschel at 100, An International Conference, Baylor University, Waco, TX
  • Washington, D.C. Jewish Film Festival
  • Austin Jewish Film Festival, Austin, TX
  • Interfaith Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Doc Shop Market at Hot Docs, Toronto, Canada
  • Independent Feature Market, NYC
  • Temple Emanu-El, NYC
  • Cong. B’nai Jeshurun, NYC
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel School, NYC
  • Washington Heights Film Club, NYC
  • The Jewish Center of the Hamptons, Long Island, NY
  • Community Synagogue of Rye, Rye, NY
  • LimmudPhilly, Philadelphia, PA
  • Heschel/King Festival at Cong. Mishkan Shalom, Philadelphia, PA
  • Temple Am Shalom, Glencoe, IL
  • Temple Sinai, New Orleans, LA
  • Sigi Ziering Institute at American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA
  • Temple Isaiah, Los Angeles, CA (co-sponsored by HaMifgash and the Jewish Progressive Alliance)
  • Milkin Community High School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center, Pasadena, CA
  • Lawrence Family JCC, San Diego, CA
  • Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael, CA
  • Cong. Etz Chayim, Palo Alto, CA
  • Mills College, Oakland, CA

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Praying With My Legs  

Praying With My Legs

The Spiritual Witness of Abraham Joshua Heschel

A FILM BY STEVE BRAND