“The Mad Adventures of ‘Rabbi’ Jacob” shown at B’nai Sholom

— Image provided by Film Movement

“The Mad Adventures of ‘Rabbi’ Jacob” will be screened on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m.

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will screen “The Mad Adventures of ‘Rabbi’ Jacob,” a French comedy of frantic disguises and mistaken identities, on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m.

B’nai Sholom is located at 420 Whitehall Road in Albany. Refreshments will be available and there is a suggested contribution of $5.

“This iconic French comedy and Golden Globe nominee is a riot of slapstick shenanigans,” says a notice from B’nai Sholom. “A hodgepodge of plot twists culminates in a chaotic, fun climax. The results make for a masterwork in this genre and a cult classic, a film The New York Times hailed as ‘so funny so much of the time.’”

Directed and written by Gérard Oury, the film stars Louis de Funès as a bigoted businessman who, through a bizarre combination of events in order to evade the police, is forced to impersonate Rabbi Jacob, a beloved figure returning to France after 30 years in the United States.

Released in 1973, the 100-minute film is rated G. In French, English, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Arabic with English subtitles.

For more information, visit www.bnaisholomalbany.org or contact the B’nai Sholom office: 518-482-5283 or office@bnaisholom.albany.ny.us.


The Altamont Enterprise is focused on hyper-local, high-quality journalism. We produce free election guides, curate readers' opinion pieces, and engage with important local issues. Subscriptions open full access to our work and make it possible.