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B’nai Sholom to Screen Documentary About Remarkable Family that Saved Thomas Jefferson’s Home

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany presents a screening of “The Levys of Monticello,” a documentary that tells the story of the remarkable family that saved the home of the third president, Saturday, March 9, 7:30 p.m. at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany.

Open to all. Refreshments available. Admission: $5. Non-B’nai Sholom members wishing to attend must preregister at https://forms.office.com/r/kG2rfJ5Kgd .

When Thomas Jefferson died in 1826, he left behind a mountain of personal debt, which forced his heirs to sell his beloved Monticello home and all its possessions. “The Levys of Monticello” tells the little-known account of the Levy family, which owned and carefully preserved Monticello for nearly a century, far longer than Jefferson or his descendants. The tale of the Levy family also intersects with the rise of antisemitism that runs throughout the course of American history.

Directed by Steven Pressman and released in 2022, “The Levys of Monticello” has garnered multiple awards at Jewish film festivals in Atlanta, Philadelphia and Washington. Length: 71 minutes.

Film and image provided by Menemsha Films.

 

For more information, visit www.bnaisholomalbany.org or contact the B’nai Sholom office: 518-482-5283 or office@bnaisholomalbany.org .

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