Join us for our non-traditional Selichot program, in which we'll recite the ancient prayers of forgiveness as a community. Click here to learn more about Selichot, which many people find to be a moving and powerful way to prepare for the High Holidays.
This year's Selichot film selection is Amen
From the acclaimed director of Z and Capital, Costa-Gavras presents a powerful and riveting account of the implementation of the Final Solution and the culpability of the Vatican in the extermination of millions in Nazi Death Camps. The strength of the film relies in part on the intimacy of the story told: chemist Kurt Gerstein (Ulrich Tukur) is an SS officer in charge of hygiene. When he learns that methods he developed to eradicate typhus are being used in gas chambers, he turns to representatives of the Vatican for help, to find that the only one who will listen to him is a young and powerless Jesuit priest (Mathieu Kassovitz).