Challah Rising in the Desert: The Jews of New Mexico

Saturday Jun 24, 2017

1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
US

Phone: 841-2802
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Contact:

New Mexico Community Foundation
Phone: 505-306-4101
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A documentary film telling the stories of the five waves of settlement of the Jewish people in New Mexico.

Challah Rising in the Desert is a feature length documentary film telling the stories of the five waves of settlement of the Jews in New Mexico .

Challah Rising in the Desert is a feature length documentary film, with special community showings scheduled June 24 and 25 in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.  The five strand braided Challah (traditional Jewish bread) represents five waves of settlement of New Mexico's Jewish community including Conversos escaping the Spanish Inquisition 400 years ago,  German Jewish pioneers of the Santa Fe Trail in the 1800s, scientists of the 1940s at Los Alamos and the Counterculture of the 1960s.   

Challah rising is a moving tapestry of the Jewish experience woven in to New Mexico's unique
history and landscape..  All tickets are $25. Tickets at the Door beginning at 6:30 PM, if any tickets remain. You are encouraged to purchase advance tickets. Tickets sold for the initial Community showings will go toward funding a permanent archive to preserve these and similar materials. The vital work of searching, identifying and securing family as well as historical photos and film footage continues with both regional archives and family collections. Funding received from the Jewish Federation of New Mexico has assisted with digital preparation and permanent archiving of these materials for future use.