Posts Tagged ‘Prison Passover’

Passover Inside Prison (Florida) – 3 Minutes

April 5, 2012


April 7, 2009

From Producer/Director, Rhonda Moskowitz

Some of the people in my doc film-in-progress,Teshuva (Return), are observing Passover, alone in their respective prisons.

However, I’ve had unprecedented access to direct film shoots of  two separate Passover Seders inside two different maximum security state prisons. Scroll down to watch them.

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Passover in Tomoka C.I., Daytona Beach, FL  (Length is 3:08, NOT 8:13)

(Length:  3:08)  Charles Johnson, who is serving a life sentence for burglary and assault, without parole, leads a Passover Seder inside Tomoka Correctional Institution, a maximum security prison.  The prison is predominantly Christian, and there is no Rabbi on staff. We filmed this in 2006.

Passover in Sing Sing C.F., Ossining, NY (Length:  4:18)

Sing Sing has more Jews than Tomoka, and there is a Rabbi on staff. We filmed a mock Passover Seder (meaning a Seder held the week before Passover) in 2002, led by the prison Rabbi.

Contact: rhonda(at)shininglightproductions(dot)(com)