25 2021

A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff film

3:00PM - 5:00PM  


The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at PSU invites you to join us for a special opportunity - a conversation between Alica Jo Rabins, director of the film “A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff” and our own Professor Nina Spiegel,  Rabbi Joshua Stampfer Professor of Israel Studies. 

“Talkback with Alicia Jo Rabins”

Sunday April 25, 2021 at 3:00 p.m PT

Held online via Zoom

Register in advance: https://pdx.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpdO6spj4pHNC1ZokeCTFCTJGpXi06rVHb 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the details needed to join the meeting.

About the film:

Rabins, who served as artist-in-residence in the Judaic Studies Program in 2016-17, is joining us to discuss her acclaimed new film, “A Kaddish For Bernie Madoff”, which is being featured as part of the Ashland Independent Film Festival.  The film was inspired by her experience working in an artist residency on Wall Street during the 2008 financial collapse. For a year, Rabins wrote songs in a dilapidated office around the corner from the New York Stock Exchange, watching through her studio window as the global economy came crashing down around her. The film trailer can be viewed here.  Film trailer: https://vimeo.com/459483146

How to view the film:

Please view the film in advance of the April 25th “talkback” event by purchasing a ticket ($10) through the Ashland Independent Film Festival: 


We look forward to seeing you at the film “talkback” with Alicia Jo Rabins and Professor Nina Spiegel!