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Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream2015. USA. 73 min.
Director: Michael Levine
Chronicling the history of the last family-owned matzo bakery in America, Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream is a story of resilience, resistance, and the perseverance of the Jewish people. An iconic institution in New York City’s rapidly gentrifying Lower East Side, Streit’s opened in 1925 and became a cornerstone of the Jewish immigrant community, rising in prominence to produce 40 percent of the nation’s matzo. This touching and intimate documentary peers behind the brick façade and machinery, sharing the histories of the family and the workers of the factory who found a home behind Streit’s doors.
Supported by Congregation Beth Israel