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Award-Winning Filmmaker Brings Inspiring Story From Africa to JCCNS

Everyone’s invited to the JCC of the North Shore to view an award-winning new film about a tribe in Africa discovering its Jewish identity dating back thousands of years.

“Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria” is earning accolades at film festivals around the world. It’s the story of Shmuel, a young man who grew up hearing rumors that his Igbo tribe may have Jewish roots. When the Internet arrives in his rural village, he begins comparing Igbo traditions with Hebrew traditions. He discovers undeniable similarities in culture, ritual, language, worship and history. It sets him off on a journey to discover his true identity.

Today, Igbos all over Nigeria are joining Shmuel and embracing Judaism and building temples. But there are several obstacles in their way. 

Filmmaker Jeff Lieberman travelled to Shmuel’s village to make this incredible movie. Come speak with Lieberman about his experiences there and in making the film on Thursday, Dec. 6, 7:00pm at the JCC in Marblehead, 4 Community Road.

Save your spot by contacting the JCC’s Joan Lawrence at 781-476-9902 or jlawrence@jccns.com. The fee is just $5 JCC members, $8 community.

For more on the film, go to www.re-emergingfilm.com.


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