William Wolff is in his late 80s and is probably the most unconventional rabbi in the world.

The small gentleman was born in Berlin, carries a British passport and lives in a countryside bungalow south of London. His regular commute takes him midweek from Heathrow to Hamburg, from where he boards a train and travels to his Jewish communities in Schwerin and Rostock. After the Saturday service it’s back home to London for the rabbi, unless of course he’s visiting relatives in Jerusalem, at a fasting retreat in Bad Pyrmont or at the races in Ascot. After all: life should be fun, says Willy Wolff. Rabbi Wolff is not only the portrait of a fascinating personality, of a deeply religious man who defies conventions, driven by his lust for life; the film also delves into the enticing world of Judaism and presents to us a uniquely eclectic, German resume.

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Film Accolades
  • Rocky Mountain Premiere
About the film
  • Documentary/Global Jewry/Older adults
  • Director: Britta Wauer
  • 2016/Germany/90 minutes
  • Documentary, Rabbinate, Global Jewry
  • Dutch, English, German, Hebrew, Russian with English subtitles

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