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Space Torah

Dir. Rob Cooper | 25 min
Documentary United States
English

In 1996, NASA astronaut Dr. Jeff Hoffman brought a small Torah scroll on board Space Shuttle Columbia. On Shabbat, while orbiting Earth, he read from the book of Genesis, “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” This is a story about inspiration, communities, and a man’s journey. A story of how family, educators, scientific, and religious communities achieve great things and bring our identity to new realms.

Day screening followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker Rachel Raz.

Night screening followed by Q&A with planetary geology expert Mariam Naseem and satellite navigation and communications expert Fred Messing.

JxJ is joining with EntryPointDC – the Edlavitch DCJCC’s young professionals group. Sign up to join EPDC for the 7:30 PM screening using the EPDC link here.

Complimentary wine will be served after the evening conversation.

Co-presented in partnership with Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School.

 

 

Schedule

Thursday, January 261:00 PM Cafritz Hall

7:30 PM Cafritz Hall

Genres and Topics

Genre

Documentary

Topic

Religion

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