Punk Jews




The Museum of Tolerance invites you to

Punk Jews

Special Film Screening

Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 7:00pm

Profiling Hassidic punk rockers, Yiddish street performers, African-American Jewish activists and more, Punk Jews explores an emerging movement of provocateurs and committed Jews who are asking, each in his or her own way, what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century. Jewish artists, activists and musicians from diverse backgrounds and communities are defying norms and expressing their Jewish identities in unconventional ways. In the process, they are challenging stereotypes and breaking down barriers. Meet Yishai, lead singer of Moshiach Oi; Radical performance group, the Sukkos Mob; the renegade Orthodox participants of Cholent; the Amazing Amy Yoga Yenta; Kal Holczler, founder of Voices of Dignity; and African American Jewish hip hop sensation Y-Love.

Running Time: 60 minutes, 2012

More information about the film

Evan Kleinman (Producer) is a four-time Emmy nominated producer. He has produced television for NBC and has worked as an editor and cinematographer on various documentary films covering topics ranging from Coney Island to Women’s Rights. Evan produced his first documentary film; “We are still here,” about his family traveling to Poland to place a gravestone on the site where his grandfather buried his brother who died during the Holocaust. The film premiered in November 2011 at the Tribeca Cinemas and has since screened at a number of festivals, schools, and museums.

Q&A with the producer, Evan Kleinman, after the screening

$10 - General Admission


For more information contact Melissa Hooper via email or call (212) 697-1180 ext. 102


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