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Jewish Film Showcase

Raise The Roof

Rivaling the greatest wooden architecture in history, the synagogues of 18th-century Poland—the last of which were destroyed by the Nazis— inspired artists Rick and Laura Brown to embark on a 10-year pursuit to reconstruct the elaborate roof and painted ceiling of the Gwoںdziec synagogue. Aided by a team of 300 artisans and students, the show-stopping building was realized and installed as the centerpiece of the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. This beautifully photographed...
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  • program length: 90 minutes
  • episode #101

Sunday, September 9 at 12:00 pm on 12.2


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The National Center for Jewish Film is an independent, non-profit film archive, distributor and exhibitor. The Center, housed at Brandeis University, owns the world's largest collection of Jewish-content film. Its unique collection includes silent, vaudeville and Yiddish films, newsreels, institutional films, and home movies; the earliest dating back to 1903. The Center's priority is the rescue of rare and endangered film materials and it has restored hundreds of films that document the diversity and vibrancy of Jewish culture. The dynamic films selected for the JEWISH FILM SHOWCASE are representative of the breadth and depth of the collection's holdings.