There Are Jews Here

America ReFramed Season 6
  • Feature Film
  • 2018

There Are Jews Here follows the untold stories of four once-thriving American Jewish communities that are now barely holding on. Struggling with aging congregants and dwindling interest, families are moving to larger cities with more robust congregations. An affecting portrait of people who are doing their part to keep the Jewish spirit alive, There Are Jews Here celebrates religious diversity in smalltown America.

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Film Credits

  • Vernon Reid Composer
  • Jason Longo Director of Photography
  • Matt Lauterbach Editor
  • Morgan Elise Johnson Producer/ Co-Director
  • Brad Lichtenstein Producer/ Director

Critical Acclaim

They're people like you and me, trying to be dauntless in the face of hopelessness, as too many congregants pass away of move out of town. They're Jews.

Rob Golub, The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle