Illuminated Productions

The Filmmakers

Irvin Ungar, producer, is an antiquarian bookseller and former pulpit rabbi. In addition to assembling the world’s largest collection of Arthur Szyk art and archives, he has curated major museum shows in Washington, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, and Berlin.

Irvin Ungar holding the Deluxe and Premier Editions of The Szyk Haggadah Irvin is the author of "Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk," publisher of the new edition of The Szyk Haggadah, and creator of the popular edition of the Haggadah for Abrams Books. In addition to lecturing widely about Szyk, he also served as the Curator of The Arthur Szyk Society in Burlingame, California.

Jim Ruxin directing in Berlin Jim Ruxin, producer and director, is a professional filmmaker whose career spans features, television and documentaries. He has produced, written, directed or edited numerous feature films and television programs, including segments of the Academy Awards, an LA Emmy nominated documentary on Jim Jones and People’s Temple, and has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for "The Apprentice." He recently completed a life and work documentary on the comedian Jerry Lewis for the Starz/Encore network. It has also screened at Cannes and eight other international film festivals.

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