Special Film Screening: Torn

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Join us for the Los Angeles Premiere of


Can one be a Catholic priest and an observant Jew at the same time?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:30pm

12 years after he was ordained as a Polish Catholic priest, Romuald Waszkinel discovers that he was born to Jewish parents, and that his name was Jacob Weksler. The film follows his amazing journey: from conducting mass in a church in Poland to life as an observant Jew in a religious kibbutz in Israel. Romuald is torn between two identities, between being Romuald Waszkinel or Jacob Weksler. He is unable to renounce either, and therefore is rejected by both religions and the state of Israel. He is required to choose.

Q & A following the screening with:

  • Ronit Kertsner, Director of Torn
  • Rabbi Marvin Hier, Founder and Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center
  • Rt. Rev. Alexei Smith, Ecumenical and Interreligious Officer of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Moderated by Rabbi Mark Diamond, Executive Vice President, the Board of Rabbis of Southern California

The premiere is co-sponsored by the Museum of Tolerance, the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, The Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles and The Board of Rabbis of Southern California.

Museum of Tolerance Members $9.00.
General Public $11.00. 

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