Join us in New York City on Monday, January 27 and Tuesday, January 28.
Jewish Africa Film Festival
Kulanu is delighted to invite you to our first Jewish Africa Film Festival, part of our 25th anniversary-year celebration.
We are honored to hold this on January 28th and 29th at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St in New York City, as a companion program to the Jewish Africa Conference of the American Sephardi Federation and Association Mimouna (info below).
Please join us to view two films per night on Jewish life in Ghana, Uganda, Madagascar, and Nigeria. Take part in Q and A sessions with either the director or a participant from the films each night, and meet old and new Kulanu friends at our wine and cheese reception before the films.
Monday, 28 January
Gabrielle Zilkha’s “Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana” (2016)
David Vinik and Debra Gonsher Vinik’s “Yearning to Belong” (2007)
Tuesday, 29 January
Joshua Kristal’s “Journey to Judaism: The Jews of Madagascar” (2016)
Jeff Lieberman’s “Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria” (2012)
Each night: 6:30 pm: Wine and cheese reception; 7 pm: films begin
Kulanu is offering sponsorship opportunities for the Jewish Africa Film Festival. Every sponsor will be listed in the festival’s program and will receive complimentary tickets. Sponsorship packages start at $100.
The Jewish Africa Conference, presented by The American Sephardi Federation and Association Mimouna, is bringing together a circle of emerging entrepreneurs, communal leaders, and prominent scholars who will analyze a broad spectrum of issues pertaining to the history and contemporary role of Jews in Sub-Saharan and North Africa, as well as the need for Jewish voices in African civil society, the development and preservation of Jewish space, perspectives on old and new African Jewish identities, and relations between Jews and non-Jews. Featured among the speakers will be Dr. Tudor Parfitt, Rabbi Capers Funnye, Dr. Shalva Weil, Dr. Marla Brettschneider and Remy Ilona.Click here to learn more and registerfor the conference being held at The Center for Jewish History in New York City from January 27-29.