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Challah Rising In The Desert

Airs Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2

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Credit: ©2017Cinewest Productions

Above: In "Challah Rising In The Desert," braided Challah bread represents five waves of settlement of New Mexico's Jewish community. CHR Strand Challah Congregation Albert, Albuquerque, N.M.

“Challah Rising In The Desert" celebrates the history and people of New Mexico's unique Jewish community. In this new feature documentary, braided Challah 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 into New Mexico's unique history and landscape.

Challah Rising In The Desert: Trailer

"Challah Rising in the Desert" celebrates the history and people of New Mexico’s unique Jewish community.

This film is not available to stream on demand. You can pay to watch on the filmmaker's website

Credits:

Cinewest Productions. A film by Isaac Artenstein. Produced by Paula Amar Schwartz. Co Producer Judith Artenstein.

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