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Toronto Jewish Film Festival/City Shul Presents: Shalom Putti

Thursday, June 8, 2023 19 Sivan 5783

6:00 PM - 8:00 PMInnis Town Hall Theatre, Innis College/U of T, 2 Sussex Avenue, M5S 1J5

Toronto Jewish Film Festival & City Shul Present: Shalom Putti - Ontario Premiere


This engaging documentary by Montreal filmmaker Tamás Wormser (The Wandering Muse) looks at a group of Jews in Uganda and their desire to be officially accepted as part of the diasporic Jewish community. The Abayudaya are a community in Eastern Uganda with a strong musical tradition, who have been practicing Judaism for a century. However, they are not recognized as Jews by Israel. Enter Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, who agrees to “convert” the community.

The film follows their multi-year conversion process, and raises important questions about what it means to be Jewish, who gets decide what makes a community officially Jewish, and how the legacy of colonialism affects these decisions.

There are 2 options for purchasing tickets:

Option 1 - Live screening - June 8 at 6 pm

City Shul has purchased a block of 10 tickets.

Discounted tickets for the June 8 film City Shul members only - $12

Prices include all taxes and service fees. Please note there are no refunds. Check your calendar carefully for your availability. Tickets will be emailed to you directly from City Shul in advance.

For additional details about the TJFF, please click HERE


Option 2 - Online Screening, Sunday June 11 thru Monday June 12

All TJFF are geo-blocked online for Ontario (meaning you can only view them in Ontario)

For the online screenings, tickets are treated as household tickets (as multiple people can watch).

Discounted (household) ticket - $15 - Only ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD is required


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