The Story of a Torah's Journey


a film by Sara Nealy

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Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival

Rescheduled to August

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Play Video

November 9, 2019
Pirates Outreach Community Center
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 

The premiere of Black Fire White Fire coincided with the anniversary of Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass). The widespread violence of Nov. 9-10, 1938 signaled an escalation in the Nazi reign of terror. The intention was to counteract that sad memory with remembrance and hope.


Alan Pollak, Sara Nealy, and Kumu Keala Ching at the Kona Premiere







New documentary about a Torah rescued from the ashes of the Holocaust      Friday, October 18, 2019

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Documentary ‘Black Fire, White Fire’ tells the story of Holocaust Torah maintained by Kona Beth Shalom      Friday, October 25, 2019

KAILUA-KONA — The story unfolded half way across the world, but landed here, in Kona.

The remarkable tale crosses thousands of miles and country borders before it settles in Hawaii — a journey that’s been captured in the documentary “Black Fire, White Fire”...

Island Conversations
with Sherry Bracken

Island Conversations #40 - Black Fire White Fire - the Kona Beth Shalom Torah

With Barry Blum and Sara Nealy
Aired November 3 at 6:30 a.m. KWXX (101.5 Kona, 94.7 Hilo) and 7 a.m. B97.1 Hilo and B93.1 Kona, and Friday Nov 8 at 8:30 a.m. on KPUA 670 AM in Hilo.  

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