AdvertisementWho Are the Marcuses? reconstructs the lives of Holocaust refugees Lottie and Howard Marcus. 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.
Running Time: 90 minutes
Country: Israel, USA
Followed by a discussion between Rabbi Abe Schacter-Gampel and Paula Jacobson
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Memphis Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar Ave, Memphis, United States