Sunday Jewish Book Group: Torn (Film Screening)

Still from the filmOn December 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., join us for a free screening of “Torn” (Karuah), a film directed by Ronit Kertsner. Rabbi Mark Diamond will lead the discussion following the screening. The Sunday Jewish Book and Discussion Group is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and riveting conversation will be served. Please RSVP by contacting Rhonda Rosen at or 310-338-4584.

About the Film

12 years after he was ordained as a Polish Catholic priest, Romuald Waszkinel discovers that he was born to Jewish parents, and that his name was Jacob Weksler. The film follows his amazing journey: from conducting mass in a church in Poland to life as an observant Jew in a religious kibbutz in Israel. Romuald is torn between two identities, between being Romuald Waszkinel or Jacob Weksler. He is unable to renounce either, and therefore is rejected by both religions and the state of Israel. He is required to choose.