Challah Rising: The Jews of New Mexico

Challah Rising

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April 30, 2019
1230 – 1400ET


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Program Title/NOLA:
Challah Rising in the Desert: The Jews of New Mexico

CLLA 000

# of Episodes:
1 / 90


3 Years Unlimited

NCC, School Rights Same as Broadcast

Cleared for Livestreaming concurrent with on-air broadcast

Scheduling Note: May is Jewish American Heritage Month

Long Program Description:
Challah Rising in the Desert celebrates the history and people of New Mexico's unique Jewish community. In this new feature documentary, braided Challah bread represents five waves of settlement of New Mexico's Jewish community including Conversos escaping the Spanish Inquisition 400 years ago, German Jewish pioneers of the Santa Fe Trail in the 1800s, scientists of the 1940s at Los Alamos and the counterculture of the 1960s. Challah Rising is a moving tapestry of the Jewish experience woven into New Mexico's unique history and landscape.

Producer: Cinewest Productions

Funders included in production credits:
Maurice Amado Foundation,

Harold and Carolee Albert,

Adam and Margot Bram,

David Bernstein and Erika Rimson,

Dr. Ruth and Mr. Martin Mondlick,

Dr. Paula Amar Schwartz,

Mr. Melvin J. Schwartz

Ms Janet Youngberg

Ms Bev Rogoff

Dr. Michael and MinJo Linver

Dr. Estelle Rosenbloom

Ms. Gila Yaniv

Ms. Sandy Schargel

Mr.Stuart and Ros Simon

Emunnah Herzog and Randall Woods

Dr. Christine Anderson

Mary Fran Blisard

Jeff and Johanna Ilfeld

Brian Ilfeld and Amy Genkuong

DK and Jane Ilfeld

Michael and Lena Keslin

Michel, Betsy Nordhaus Messeca

Dick and Mary Nordhaus

Nancy and David Paxton

Gerry Meyer

Bob Nordhaus

Fred and Barbara Ilfeld

Peggy Werbner

Jewish Federation of NM

Howard and Debra Friedman

Lance Bell

Broadcast History: Previously broadcast on New Mexico PBS in 2018

Promotional material:
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Promotional Contact:
Isaac Arteinstein

Local Underwriting Cleared:

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