A “Shtiebel” is a Yiddish word for an informal prayer space, often housed in someone’s own home. FilmShtiebel is a a location-independent analysis and discussion of ethical questions raised by secular films through the lens of Jewish texts and perspectives. 


In this time where many people will be joining us from their own homes, the FilmShtiebel is a shared one-- your home, our home, and the space we create together.

Our Mission

To create an inviting educational experience, one where the prerequisites are a willingness to engage with art and ask questions rather than having a background in film or religious studies, or membership with a given community.