Kickstart This: Streit’s Matzo Factory Documentary

May 20, 2013 5:16 pm

Documenting some serious matzo, matzo men

It’s kind of insane to think that 40% of the nation’s matzo is made on the Lower East Side, a neighborhood that once sat at the heart of New York’s Jewish community — but today is one of the city’s most transitioning (gentrified) and spendy nabes in all the five boroughs. In 1925 Aron Streit opened Streit’s Matzo Factory and to this day much of the operation has remained unchanged. Despite the fact that matzo is most associated with the Jewish holiday of Passover, the fact of the matter is that the unleavened bread business is a year-round business. In this Kickstarter project, filmmaker Michael Levine and producer Michael Green are seeking funds to finish their feature-length documentary, Streits: Matzo and the American Dream.    

They are more than halfway to the goal, with 10 days to go. It's going to be close but this can happen people. Click here to fun.

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