There Are Jews Here is the story of America’s disappearing Jewish communities.
Over 1 million American Jews live in once thriving small towns that have seen better days. Exploring themes of faith and community, our film is an intimate look into what Jews are doing to keep their communities alive or ensure their legacies are not lost. Come with us to Butte, Montana, Laredo, Texas, Dothan, Alabama, and Latrobe, Pennsylvania where you are sure to be surprised by the people you meet who are doing their part to keep the Jewish spirit alive.
There are Jews Here aired nationally on the PBS series America Reframed December 4th. You can watch it for free here. You can also order it for a community or educational screening from Seventh Arts Releasing. THERE ARE JEWS HERE follows the untold stories of four once thriving American Jewish communities that are now barely holding on. Struggling with aging congregants and dwindling interest, families are moving to larger cities with more robust congregations. A portrait of people who are doing their part to keep the Jewish spirit alive, the film celebrates religious diversity in smalltown America.