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: 212 254 0167
waysandmeans@earthlink.net

Note:   Due to the unfinished nature of this work, our policy is for the filmmaker to be present at all screenings and to facilitate a free-wheeling question and answer session following the screening, in which we would discuss the film and Rabbi Heschel.

The filmmaker 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’s Theology of Wonder, Awe & Radical Amazement

·      Heschel on Faith After the Holocaust

·      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 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

Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Search
for a Meaningful Existence

A FILM BY STEVE BRAND