Raise the Roof

Co-presented by the Farnsworth, Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, and the Strand

Inspired by images of the magnificent wooden synagogues of 18th century Poland—the last of which were destroyed by the Nazis—artists Rick & Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio set out to reconstruct a replica of the stunning, mural-covered Gwozdziec synagogue. Working with a team of 300 artisans and students from around the world, using only period hand tools and techniques, the Browns finally realized their dream. In 2014, the show-stopping reconstruction of the Gwozdziec synagogue roof was unveiled as the centerpiece of the new POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw. Filmmakers Yari and Cary Wolinsky's beautifully photographed and rendered film tells the story of this remarkable 10 year project against the backdrop of the 1000 year history of Jews in Poland.

Followed by a Q & A with filmmakers Yari and Cary Wolinsky, and a participant in the recreation of the synagogue, Helena Lipstadt.

Directed by Yari Wolinsky

USA | 2015 | NR | 85min

This film is not enabled with on-screen open captions, closed captioning, or visual-impairment assist.  

Show Dates & Times:

8/19/18 - Sunday

5:30 pm,

$12/General Admission, $10/Strand, Adas Yoshuron, and Farnsworth Members.

Tickets available at the door only,
30 minutes prior to screening

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