Regina: The First Woman Rabbi

Poster for Regina: The First Woman Rabbi The story of Regina Jonas found me. The world's first woman Rabbi lived in Berlin of the 1930s, and her greatest dream was to become a Rabbi. She felt that she was born to be a Rabbi, but women were barred from becoming a Rabbi according to the Jewish laws. I was deeply impressed by her short life story, which was full of struggles. But how can I tell her story, when there is one surviving photo of her and only a few letters? That was the challenge. Rachel Weisz as the inspiring figure Regina, makes this story complete. The use of archive and experimental editing technique adds a magical layer which pulls the audience into this unique story.

Diana Groó

Shown at

  1. 18º Festival de Cinema Judaico de Sao Paulo - 2014
  2. 22nd Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  3. 24th Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  4. Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  5. Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Brandenburg - 2020
  6. Jewish International Film Festival (Australia) - 2014
  7. Jüdisches Filmfestival Wien - 2014
  8. Moscow Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  9. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  10. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  11. Zsido Film Fesztival - 2014

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