The March of the Living & the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County

in Commemoration of the 82nd Anniversary of Kristallnacht



Chasing Portraits

Sunday, November  8,  2020 


Honoree Ceremony 1:00 | Film 1:30 | Q & A  With Elizabeth Rynecki 3:00

Due to COVID-19, KFF will take place virtually


The Committee is delighted to honor, Holocaust survivor,  long-time supporters and 6-time 'Marcher', Rosette and Gil Goldstein.  Join us to honor these community activists in their love and support of the March of the Living.

KFF Committe Chair: Robin Siegal

Film Synopsis

A documentary, in English, this film spans three decades of Elizabeth’s life and three generations of her family. This compelling documentary is a deeply moving narrative of the richness of one man’s art, the devastation of war, and one woman’s unexpected path to healing.


Moshe Rynecki’s body of work reached close to eight hundred paintings and sculptures before his life came to a tragic end. Decades later, his great-granddaughter Elizabeth sought to rediscover his legacy, setting out on a journey to find what had been lost but never forgotten…

The everyday lives of the Polish-Jewish community depicted in Moshe Rynecki’s paintings were a constant presence in Elizabeth Rynecki’s home when she was growing up. But the art grew from familiar to extraordinary in her eyes after she discovered journals detailing the losses her family had endured during the Holocaust… including most of Moshe’s paintings. Knowing that her family had only managed to save a small fraction of Moshe’s works, and that many more pieces might still be out there somewhere, Elizabeth set out to find them.


Before Moshe was deported to the Warsaw Ghetto, he entrusted his work to friends for safekeeping. After he was killed in the Majdanek concentration camp, the art was dispersed all over the world. With the help of historians, curators, and admirers of Moshe’s work, Elizabeth began the incredible and difficult task of rebuilding his collection. 

Q & A

Join us for a Q & A with Elizabeth Rynecki immediately after the film. Elizabeth is the Writer, Producer, and Director of Chasing Portraits.

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