“Who Are the Marcuses?” reconstructs the lives of Holocaust refugees Lottie and Howard Marcus, an unassuming couple from Great Neck, New York, who retired to a modest two-bedroom apartment in San Diego, California. Former dentist Howard passed away in 2014 at age 104. Lottie passed less than two years later. In 2016, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev announced the Marcuses had given them over half a billion dollars: the largest single charitable donation to the State of Israel in its history. The film simultaneously traces the development of Israel’s vital water technology from pre-state to the present; how the Marcuses” endowment to BGU has ensured its continued leading-edge development in this science for not only the Israeli people, but the world as a whole; sets the family’s gift in geopolitical context; and explores both its impact and implications for regional peace through technology exchange.
Who Are the Marcuses
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A special reception, sponsored by Americans for Ben-Gurion University, will be on November 6 from 7:00-7:45PM at Temple Beth Shalom before the film showtime. This features free food, drinks, and music; all included with your purchase of an event ticket, or possession of a pass.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This will film will ONLY be available to watch in person. The movie is not included in the online section of the festival per the producers’ stipulation.
11:30 AM — Congregation Agudas Achim social hall
7:45 PM — Temple Beth Shalom
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