Press Coverage

May 17, 2017
The Jewish World| Albany, New York
Are We Facing Decay of Small Town Life?
I was moved by the stories and the similarities to what we and many other small Jewish communities are facing. I also identified with some of the characters who sense a calling to keep their synagogues and Jewish communities alive,” said Mark Hoffman, president of Shaaray Tefila of Glens Falls, organizer of the program, as he explained to The Jewish World why he helped bring the 2016 documentary There Are Jews Here,” to the area… Read more >

April 15, 2017
San Diego Jewish World | San Diego, California
Doc Film Examines Four Isolated Small Town Shuls
This 90-minute documentary explores four small town shuls fighting to remain open at their respective homes in Latrobe, Pennsylvania; Butte, Montana; Laredo, Texas; and Dothan, Alabama… Read more >

March 09, 2017
Amherst Bulletin | Amherst, Massachusetts
We’re Still Here: Documentary Profiles Dwindling, Rural Jewish Populations
If there’s a moment in the documentary “There Are Jews Here” that sums up the dilemma dwindling Jewish congregations face, it might be when Mickey Radman, of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, finally drops the brave face he’s maintained through much of the film.… Read more >

January 26, 2017
Washington Jewish Week | Rockville, Maryland
‘There Are Jews Here’ Showcases Dwindling Small-Town Religious and Cultural Life
The title of the film is “There Are Jews Here,” but after seeing the Jan. 12 screening of the documentary at the American Jewish Historical Society in New York, viewers would have
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January 18, 2017
Charleston Gazette-Mail | Charleston, South Carolina
Documentary on Small-Town Jewish Communities to Show at Film Festival
The main thing director Brad Lichtenstein wants people to think about with the film “There Are Jews Here” is that it’s not just a film about the Jewish people. … Read more >

January 10, 2017
The Forward | New York, New York
This Filmmaker Captured Vanishing Jewish Communities Across America
Early on in the new documentary “There Are Jews Here,” Mickey Radman introduces himself as one of the last Jewish residents in Latrobe, PA. … Read more >

January 3, 2017
Tablet Magazine | New York, New York
Room for Jews
The documentary ‘There Are Jews Here’ tells the story of four struggling—yet striving—Jewish communities across the U.S. … Read more >

September 28, 2016
Shepherd Express | Milwaukee, WI
Dispatch from the Milwaukee Film Festival: Recommendations Familiar and Unfamiliar 
“There Are Jews Here” is a local production from 371 Productions. The documentary is a quiet study of the distressing disintegration of Jewish communities in small towns across America.… Read more >

September 26, 2016
WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio | Milwaukee, WI
From Alabama to Montana, Film Reveals that ‘There Are Jews Here’
Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Dothan, Alabama. Butte, Montana. Laredo, Texas. These aren’t names synonymous with a large Jewish presence.… Read more >

September 21, 2016
The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle | Milwaukee, WI
Review: “There Are Jews Here” is a tender avalanche
“There Are Jews Here” is an avalanche of tender moments, occupying time in a way that could make a film as boring as a dreary winter day… Read more >

September 16, 2016
The Jewish Chronicle | Pittsburgh, PA
Documenting slow decline of a vanishing Latrobe congregation
At the beginning of 2013, documentarian Brad Lichtenstein, president of 371 Productions and winner of two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards from Columbia’s School of Journalism, was looking for a new project when he was approached by one of his main funders, Mike Leven … Read more >

July 30, 2016
KTVU Channel 2 | Oakland, CA
Directors Brad Lichtenstein and Morgan Johnson met with Christien Kafton and Gasia Mikaelian from KTVU Channel 2 to discuss There Are Jews Here.