HALF-PRICE 65+ MATINEE @ THE J: A heartwarming documentary that follows the unbelievable pasts and brilliant love story of Rabbi Mark Borovitz and Harriet Rossetto as their journeys not only lead them to one another but to the formation of Beit T’Shuvah in in Los Angeles, a one-of-a-kind recovery and treatment center known across the globe. NOTE: Screens In Person + Virtually: Streaming window is 48 hrs after hit "play" and expires Sun. March 26 at 11:59pm.

  • Harriett Rossetto, Rabbi Mark Borovitz
  • Barry Rosenthal, Victor Velle
  • USA
  • 60 minutes
  • PG-13

    [In-Person + Virtual]

    Watch Recorded Live Conversation with Film Subjects: Harriet Rossetto and Rabbi Mark Borovitz in attendance. on our YouTube Playlist HERE.

    Rabbi Mark Borovitz refers to his past self as a con man and a thief. His wife, Harriet Rossetto, simply calls her husband “a good guy who did bad things.” Who would ever believe a Jewish felon and a promiscuous divorcée could come together to save countless lives? Together, the eccentric couple run Beit T’Shuvah in Los Angeles, a one-of-a-kind recovery and treatment center that doubles as a synagogue. Their unexpected, brilliant love story fuels this fascinating, messy, sometimes downright dirty film about love and redemption. Winner of the Best Documentary award at the 2022 Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival.

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About Seattle Jewish Film Festival

Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) is one of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the Pacific Northwest and one of the leading Jewish film festivals in the country. A cornerstone program of the Stroum Jewish Community Center (SJCC) and its Arts + Ideas Program, each spring SJFF brings people together from across Washington State—and virtually around the globe—to celebrate and showcase the vibrancy and diversity of Jewish and Israeli life through cinema. Year-round, SJFF and SJCC Arts + Ideas present a season of performing and visual arts, author and chef talks—in-person, livestreamed, and virtually—to build connections, unlock perspectives, engage the community, and uplift the human spirit. Follow us on Facebook / Twitter (@seattlejff) and Instagram (@sjcc.arts).  

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