Making/History: Reconstructing the Gwoździec Synagogue

At YIVO, New York, on Sunday, October 12, 6:30pm: a first behind-the-scenes look at the reconstruction of the roof and ceiling of a 200-year old synagogue as part of the new core exhibition at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. 

After years of research, an international team of 296 historians, architects, artisans, students and artists specializing in traditional woodwork and polychrome painting reconstructed the Gwoździec roof and ceiling, conducting educational workshops in the synagogues of eight Polish cities along the way.

In advance of the official unveiling of MHPJ’s core exhibition on October 28, this is a special presentation by Handshouse Studio about the project, their unique educational model of “learn by doing,” and how the political significance of their work impacted their process. Filmmakers from Trillium Studios will follow with excerpts from their documentary, Raise the Roof: Gwoździec Synagogue, which documents the reconstruction; and project funder Irene Pletka will deliver introductory remarks. 

More info and tickets here.

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