Nolan Lebovitz was recently featured in an article for The North Shore Weekend in Chicago, Illinois. The article spoke about Lebovitz, the producer of “Roadmap Genesis” being a resident of the North Shore community and his journey of becoming a major Hollywood filmmaker and latest effort producing a film that focuses on the relevance of the Bible for society today.
The article goes on to discuss the upcoming screening event scheduled in June for the film. That event will take place at Highland Park’s North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, on Sheridan Road. The event is open to everyone in the community. If you’re interested in attending, we encourage you to visit the Roadmap Genesis Facebook page and join the event scheduled there.
Francis Cardinal George, who appeared in featured clips within “Roadmap Genesis”, passed away this past Friday after a battle with cancer. His words and insight into the messages and meanings found in the book of Genesis were treasured and appreciated as we released and continue to promote the film. Unique to to his service, Francis Cardinal George, was one of the only Archbishops of Chicago that was actually born in Chicago. He was born on January 16, 1937 and passed away on April 17th, 2015 at the age of 78.
Here’s a clip of Francis Cardinal George sharing some specific insights on video that didn’t make it into the final cut of the film.
One of the central themes of the Book of Genesis is the importance of family. I am the grandchild of four Prevailers of the Shoah (Hebrew word for Holocaust). A day does not go by when I do not appreciate their strong influence on my life. Tonight begins Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). This year, in addition to lighting a memorial candle and thinking about the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis and their European accomplices, please dedicate yourself to spending time with a Prevailer. Bring your kids and introduce them. Unfortunately, it’s a gift you will not be able to offer your children much longer. Take a picture and send it to us. The pictures will stand as testimony to how much we cherish them.
Read more of Nolan’s thoughts on the Shoah and family on this Jewish Journal post, “Never Forget – The Victims and the Prevailers“. You can also read more about the Shoah survivors and their current struggles in the two articles below:
Nolan Lebovitz was interviewed on The Phil Valentine show on Monday, March 16th. During the interview Nolan had the opportunity to talk both about the film but also about his motivations and perspective on making the film. Phil also asked Nolan about his experience as a Hollywood filmmaker, and eventually becoming a rabbi.
During the interview Phil also spoke on the different key contributors to the film like Mike Huckabee, Alan Dershowitz, Ken Ham, Erick Stakelbeck, Rabbi David Wolpe, Rabbi Brad Artson and many others.
A huge thank you to Phil and his staff for inviting us onto the show to talk about the film and share the message of the film to his audience and listeners.
The review appears on Page 22 and received a 4-out-of-5 star rating by the site. As the effort and message of the film confirms, the paragraph below from Christian St. John spoke volumes of how we believe this film is poised to empower viewers to change their world regardless of their religious backgrounds and faiths.
Although Roadmap Genesis was produced, written, and directed by a Jewish Rabbi, there is still plenty a Christian viewer can glean from this film. In fact, throughout the film scholars from both Christian and Jewish faith backgrounds are interviewed and talk about the relevance of Genesis, and The Bible in general, in today’s world.
The message shared in the stories of Genesis are a message for all of humanity, truly a roadmap for mankind.
Erick Stakelbeck, is the host of the weekly CBN program “The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck”. He shares his thoughts on the Book of Genesis and specifically relates to how we can see God all around us in creation. Perhaps the most moving imagery of God is when we experience and see the miracle of birth.
Watch the video to hear more of Erick’s thoughts on Genesis and the film, “Roadmap Genesis”.