Religions and Spirituality

Temple Sinai to Screen 'We Are Still Here" November 3

Filmmaker Evan Kleinman and his family at the site of the family residence in Poland.

SUMMIT, NJ - The Temple Sinai of Summit will screen the film "We Are Still Here" as part of their Lunch & Learn program November 3.  At its conclusion, there will be a question and answer session with its director, Evan Kleinman.  

When asked previously, Kleinman detailed the personal nature of the film by saying, "When I was thirteen years old, my grandparents, both the only surviving members of their families, had their testimonies video recorded.  After hearing their stories for the first time, I realized I had only just begun to understand what they had endured."  He added, "I always felt a trip to Poland, the birthplace of my grandparents and home to my family for generations, might be the key to a better understanding.  In this first-person documentary, my parents, sister and I make the journey together and walk the earth where our family was meant to be destroyed.  While confronting the horrors of our past, we ultimately discover the great miracle of our existence today and leave behind a marker that tells the world: We are still here.”


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Kleinman is a four-time Emmy-nominated producer.  He produces television for NBC, and has worked as an editor and cinematographer on various documentary films covering topics from Coney Island to Women’s Rights.   In addition, Kleinman has produced two feature-length documentaries.  We Are Still Here was his first film, premiering at the Tribeca Cinemas in 2011.  His second film, Punk Jews, about an underground and unconventional Jewish community in New York, premiered in December 2012 at the JCC Manhattan.  He also produces commercial work for various media outlets and brands. 

Temple Sinai's Lunch & Learn programs provide religious, spiritual, intellectual, historical and / or cultural information for its congregants and guests.  Usually held on a Sunday afternoon, the program begins with lunch at 1:15, learning at 1:45, and Q & A from 2:45 to 3 p.m.  If you interested in attending the We Are Still Here November 3 program, please RSVP to, or call 908 / 273-4921 x 10.  Guests are asked to contribute $5 to help defray the cost of the lunch.

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