The Jews of Africa: Lost Tribes. Found Communities. Emerging Faiths.
Hosted By: Baltimore Zionist District
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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