IN HONOR OF Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, the community is invited to a free “fan favorite”: “Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent,” on Monday, Jan. 20, at 11:30 a.m. at JCC MetroWest, West Orange.
This award-winning documentary chronicles the courageous journey of Rabbi Joachim Prinz — who fled Nazi Germany and became the longtime rabbi of Temple B’nai Abraham in Newark (now Livingston), a leader of the Civil Rights movement, and a powerful voice for justice. Addressing the 1963 March on Washington, he condemned the sin of silence in the face of bigotry just moments before Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.
Tickets for “I Shall Not Be Silent” are free but pre-registration is encouraged. To register or to become a sponsor of the festival — which will take place March 19-29 — visit jccmetrowest.org/njjff or contact festival director Sarah Diamond at email@example.com, 973-929-2938,