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The Jews of Africa: Lost Tribes. Found Communities. Emerging Faiths.

Hosted By: Baltimore Zionist District

The Jews of Aftrica

Join the Baltimore Zionist District and photographer Jono David as we learn about the Jews of Africa. Since Abraham and his wanderings in Egypt, the Jewish people have had a presence in Africa, making some communities the oldest in the world. This interactive presentation delineates some of that history while taking viewers on a virtual journey through a photographic project that took Jono to 30 countries across the continent. The presentation spotlights emerging Black Jewish groups in Uganda, Cameroon, and Ghana as well as the historical orthodox community of Djerba, Tunisia, and…wait for it…a yeshiva in the Congo under the supervision of Chabad-Lubavitch of Central Africa in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Viewers are also treated to two short videos featuring synagogues of Africa and Jewish life in Africa.

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Jono David

Jono David is an American-British independent photographer who, since the 1990s, has traveled the globe to amass what is perhaps the most extensive archive of contemporary images of Jewish heritage and heritage sites in the world – a growing compendium of more than 120,000 photographs from 116 countries and territories. His work has been exhibited at several museums, including the Beit Hatfutsot Museum (Tel Aviv), the Irish Jewish Museum (Dublin), the South African Jewish Museum (Cape Town), the Johannesburg Holocaust, Genocide Centre (Johannesburg), and the Illinois Holocaust Museum, Education Center (Skokie, IL).
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Baltimore Zionist District

Baltimore Zionist District is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting Baltimore to the state of Israel through events, programs, trips, and education.
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