Synagogues: Absence and Presence — a documentary film by Celia Lowenstein — is available for viewing on the Arte TV web site, between December 22 and February 5, 2019. (NOTE: Viewers outside France may need to use a VPN to access the film). The film will also be broadcast on Arte on Jan. 5.
The 90-minute film, part of Arte’s Sacred Monuments series, includes: the Kotel (western wall) in Jerusalem; El Ghriba synagogue in Djerba, Tunisia; the synagogues of Cordoba and Toledo, in Spain; the synagogues of the Venice ghetto; the sumptuous Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam; the Dohany St. synagogue in Budapest (the largest in Europe); and the Beth Sholom Synagogue designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Watch the film here — it is available between December 22 and February 5, 2019. (You may need a VPN set to France to view it.) You can also access the film to view on the Arte web site HERE.
Celia Lowenstein has directed and produced more than 50 films, many of them on arts and culture themes. You can find out more about her on her web site — CLICK HERE TO ACCESS IT.