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“Raise the Roof” is a film documentary about the rebuilding of an 18th-century Polish wooden synagogue. In 1731, a wooden synagogue was built in a small town called Gwozdziec. It was built with a magnificent, tent-like dome, illuminated by brightly colored paintings of animals. Soon other Jewish communities were inspired to build and paint even more imaginative synagogues, and eventually there were more than 200 of these architectural wonders dotted around the countryside. Two hundred years later, the Nazis burned every one of these synagogues to the ground. Rick and Laura Brown began this 10-year project to reconstruct the Gwozdziec synagogue with the help of expert craftsmen, students and other volunteers. They recreated the synagogue using old tools and artisanal techniques and, finally in 2014, the synagogue was installed as a major exhibit in the newly built Museum of the History of Polish
Jews in Warsaw. This event is part of the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book and Arts Fair Nov. 1-15 , 2015. For more information, visit http://www.erjcchouston.org/arts/jewish-book-arts-fair/.
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By: HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON