Raise the Roof


Regal Cinema Theater 10 Tue, Nov 3, 2015 12:00 PM
Regal Cinema Theater 10 Sun, Nov 8, 2015 7:30 PM
Film Info
Director:Yari Wolinsky
Cary Wolinsky
Runtime:85 min
Release Year:2015
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:New Jersey Premiere
Production Country:USA
Special Guest
Guest Appearance:Rick and Laura Brown, Handhouse


Fascinated by the magnificent lost wooden synagogues of Poland, Boston-based artists Rick and Laura Brown mastermind an effort to rebuild one of these architectural wonders. They recruit an international team of 300 craftsmen, students, and volunteers who employ antique tools and artisanal techniques to recreate the timber-framed roof and intricate mural designs of the synagogue in the town of Gwozdiec. Against enormous obstacles, they recover not only a lost synagogue, but a lost Jewish world. 

Tuesday, November 3 at Noon
Speaker: Ariel Rosenblum, project volunteer

Sunday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Special guests: Rick and Laura Brown, Handshouse Studio