Latter Day Jew
… follows H. Alan Scott, a gay former Mormon/converted Jew/cancer survivor/writer-comedian, as he finds his spiritual path and prepares for his Bar Mitzvah.
“I’m a gay man from a poor Midwestern Mormon family who survived cancer and later converted to Judaism.
Try fitting all that on a Tinder profile!
That’s the starting point of Latter Day Jew, a documentary about my Mormon upbringing, eventual conversion to Judaism at age 31 and preparation for my Bar Mitzvah in the Fall of 2017. But before I can become a man in the eyes of the Jewish law (at age 34), I feel it’s important I be the best Jew I can be and figure out what that means. Latter Day Jew chronicles this journey, and in the process shows that spiritual and cultural identity is deeper than just what we are born into or what our families believed and taught us.