Nov 12 2017

JFS Auxiliary Event

The JFS Auxiliary presents “Rabbi Wolff: A Gentleman Before God”

William Wolff is in his late 80’s and is probably the most unconventional rabbi in the world. This free-spirited man was born in Berlin, carries a British passport and lives in a countryside bungalow south of London. His regular commute takes him midweek from Heathrow to Hamburg, from where he boards a train and travels to his Jewish communities in Schwerin and Rostock. After the Saturday service, it’s back home to London for the rabbi, unless of course he’s visiting relatives in Jerusalem, at a fasting-retreat in Bad Pyrmont or at the races in Ascot. After all: life should be fun, says Willy Wolff. This film is not only the portrait of a fascinating personality, of a deeply religious man who defies conventions, driven by his lust for life; the film also delves into the enticing world of Judaism and presents to us a uniquely eclectic, German resume.

When: Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm (doors open at 2:30 pm)
Where: UCR Riverside Palm Desert Center Auditorium,
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive (entrance is on Frank Sinatra Drive, east of Cook)
Cost: $30 per ticket, includes light refreshments

For information, call 760-325-4088, ext. 101

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