Shorts Program

Thursday, March 4th, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Commandment 613

Rabbi Kevin Hale joyfully practices the sacred craft of Torah restoration, heeding the final commandment of the five books of Moses as he brings new life to scrolls saved in Czechoslovakia during the Shoah.  As his scribal work takes him to communities entrusted with the scrolls, he reflects on his own path to faith and practice. There are many Czech memorial Torah scrolls throughout North America, including two in Vancouver. One resides in Vancouver’s Temple Sholom and the other in the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre’s Museum. This wonderful documentary links them to their past, present and future.

  • With Guest – Director Miriam Lewin

Directed by: Miriam Lewin
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2020
Runtime: 23 minutes
Genre: Documentary

Temple Sholom



Space Torah

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 G-d created 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.

Directed by: Rob Cooper
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2020
Runtime: 25 minutes
Genre: Documentary




The Mirror

Australian Academy Cinema Television & Arts (AACTA) WINNER for Best Short Film

When a young girl discovers a mysterious antique mirror in the basement of her ailing grandmother’s house, she accidentally opens a window between time that allows her to cross over into war-torn Nazi-occupied Poland.

With wonderful performances from two remarkable newcomers – Ingrid Torelli (Suzi) and Amelia Westlake (Young Hilda).

Directed by: Joel Kohn
Country: Australia
Language: English
Year: 2019
Runtime:  22 minutes
Genre: Drama, Fantasy



Bayla’s Issues

Bayla’s Issues is an eight-part animated short film series based on a comic strip by Hinda Avery about an anxiety-ridden painter and her inner therapist.

Directed by: Michael Kissinger
Country: Canada
Language: English
Year: 2020
Runtime: 16 minutes
Genre: Comedy

Harley and Eleanor Rothstein

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Event Details

Film Info

Year 2020
Country USA, Canada, Australia
Director Various
Runtime 120 min
Language English
Genre , ,