The Manetto Hill Jewish Center invites members and non-members to a very special screening of “Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria” on Sunday, September 9th, 2012 at 7PM.
The film, produced by filmmaker Jeff Lieberman, will premiere on Long Island with this screening at the Manetto Hill Jewish Center. Jeff will be in attendance to explain how he followed Shmuel, a young Nigerian Jew, as he uncovered his Judaic roots as a member of the Igboo clan in Nigeria through the Internet. Shmuel’s story is the story of Jews throughout history as the Igboo people connect with their roots in a fascinating expose of their lives and culture. It is a saga that transcends geographic boundaries; countless African Americans of Nigerian descent may be connected to the Igboo people and share their Jewish heritage.
A must see for Jews and non-Jews alike, it is an account of the enduring spirit of Judaism that will move you as you realize how many Jews exist in the world, how their identities continue to be uncovered every day and that the Jewish population is greater than presumed.
Join us with your friends and families at 7PM on September 9, 2012 at the Manetto Hill Jewish Center, 244 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, for a screening of this film that will stay with you for a lifetime.
For more information call us at 516-935-5454 or visit us on the web at mhjconline.org.
For more information about the film, including video highlight: http://re-emergingfilm.com