RAISE THE ROOF GETS A SPECIAL SCREENING IN WARSAW
SPECIAL SCREENING IN WARSAW
ATLANTA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2015
YOUR COPY OF THE DVD
October 26, 2014: After an all night flight, we landed at the Chopin Airport in Warsaw... Read more
You are invited!
Our film, Raise the Roof, is now a feature length documentary and will be screened as part of the Grand Opening program of the Core Exhibition of the Museum... Read more
Hello Kickstarter friends!
We are in the second round of editing Raise the Roof, our film about the reconstruction of the eighteenth century Gwoździec Synagogue in Poland. With the help of your... Read more
Completing the Film
When we began filming the The Reconstruction of an 18th Century Polish Synagogue project we raised enough money through our Kickstarter campaign to make a short (ten to fifteen minute... Read more
The Bimah Goes to Poland
Here is the latest news about Raise the Roof,a film about the replication of a 17th century wooden synagogue.
News about the Handshouse Gwoździec synagogue project:
The ceiling and... Read more
The Synagogue Installed!
Rick and Laura Brown just returned from Warsaw and the “soft opening” of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews where dignitaries from around the world gathered on Friday,... Read more
Driving the Pegs
May 2011: Just after dawn, an odd little crew piled out of the Dom, a communist era excuse for a hotel, and made their way through the quite rural... Read more
There was snow in the slate-gray sky as our flight touched down in Warsaw on January 13. It had been an all-night flight with a short layover in London. We did our... Read more
Filming Update #2
It was just after dawn on November 24, in Warsaw. Huge trucks ground to a halt and a small crew began unloading the massive hand-hewn beams of the... Read more
We're back! We had an intense three weeks of shooting in Warsaw, Kazimierz Dolny, Szczebrzeszyn, Krakow, and Wrocław. Now that we've had a chance to recuperate, we've started updating the... Read more
Filming Update #1
We are happy to announce that we, the film crew, are leaving today for Poland to film the Handshouse workshops in Szczebrzeszyn and Wrocław. Besides covering the detailed... Read more
Contributions are still coming in!
We are receiving many inquiries from people who would like to contribute to our project. Every bit of additional funding will be used to support extra days of filming in... Read more
THANK YOU! It has been an incredible 45 days.
We're Ready!We set out to raise $55,000 in a Kickstarter campaign and, with the help of family, friends and many people who are inspired by this project, we... Read more
We made it and there's still time!!
We've reached our $55,000 goal and have 3 days left to go — so there's still time to contribute to the project. Every dollar goes right into the budget, so... Read more
Here's a glimpse at the preparations for the Gwoździec project!
The core painting team gathered at Handshouse Studio this weekend to prepare for their upcoming trip to Poland to complete the Gwoździec Synagogue Project.
Check out this short video—
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Hi everybody! Please help push us over the top!
Wow! We are beyond excited right nowand so grateful for everyone's amazing support. We have officially made it over the $51,500 mark thanks to some awesome people this week. ... Read more
We are counting down! $7,678 left to go! 8 days left to go!
We're thrilled by your support and generosity—331 pledges plus Shares, Likes and passing our emails to your friends are helping enormously to get us to our goal.
But we are... Read more
We made our match today!
Thank you! Thank you to all who contributed or increased their pledges to our $5000 match. This is wonderful news! Watch for the big increase in our total sometime next... Read more
Fascinated by this project…
Thanks to all of you, we have over $36,500 pledged through Kickstarter not including another $6000 in verbal pledges yet to come.
That leaves us with $12,500 to raise before... Read more
Help us get matching funds!
First of all, thanks to your support we've reached 59% of our $55,000 goal—we are thrilled! But since the holidays we have hit a plateau and we need... Read more
Bringing something good into the world!
I am one of a few lucky filmmakers to have had the opportunity to work with Rick and Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio. Starting way back in 2006, I filmed... Read more
Nearly half way there!
We have raised over $22,000. Thanks for spreading the word to friends and family—keep it up.
To help you understand the importance of this project, we’d like to share... Read more
We just raised over $10,000 in only 6 days! Thank you to all who have contributed early—it really helps build the momentum needed to have a successful campaign.
Kickstarter... Read more
We are off to a great start!
Wow! We raised $4365.00 during our first 2 days! If we can keep that up, we should be at our goal in no time.
Please continue to help—every tweet,... Read more