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Thu, Jan 12


Film Streaming on Eventive & Zoom Interview


ON THE WINGS OF EAGLES: A 3-part program focusing on the Ethiopian Jewish Community. NOTE: If not redirected automatically to registration site, use the link in "About the Event" section below to sign up.

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Time & Location

Jan 12, 2023, 12:00 AM PST – Jan 16, 2023, 11:59 PM PST

Film Streaming on Eventive & Zoom Interview

About the Event

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ON THE WINGS OF EAGLES: A 3-Part Program Focusing on the Ethiopian Jewish Community

This January, the IJWC will present two films and an interview that focus on the Beta Yisrael (Ethiopian Jewish community) in Israel. Due to several government-assisted rescue operations, Israel is home to the largest Ethiopian Jewish community in the world.

As of March 2022, approximately 160,500 Ethiopian Jews live in Israel. Most of the community immigrated in three major waves assisted by the government of Israel:

·      Operation Moses (1984) and its immediate follow-up in January 1985, Operation Joshua

·      Operation Solomon (1991)

The community is also made up of the Falash Mura, Ethiopian Jews who because of persecution and political pressure had converted to Christianity during the past two centuries.

Although the 1984 Operation Moses brought thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel under dangerous conditions, thousands of their relatives, neighbors and friends remained in Ethiopia awaiting rescue. Exodus ’91 is an extraordinary docudrama that follows Israeli diplomat Asher Naim on a seemingly insurmountable mission to bring 14,000 of this ancient community to Israel. In 1991, as Ethiopia is collapsing under famine and a civil war, the diplomat tries to negotiate the release of the remaining Ethiopian Jews, all the time navigating the treacherous world of bureaucracy and international politics. The result was Operation Solomon, one of the largest airlifts in history.

This film will include a ticket to the documentary "Tzvika" and a recorded interview with Tzvika Iskias, which will be presented at the end of his film. For details about "Tzvika" click here.

Admission for the film streamings and the interview: $14. Free for IJWC Year-round 2022-23 subscribers who will receive complimentary registration to all. Upon registration, you will receive an order confirmation. We will send another reminder email a few minutes before the film begins streaming from "IJWC Year-round Events." If you don't see these emails, please check your spam/junk folder to retrieve them. We suggest adding "" to your contacts as well.

Sponsored by the EBIJFF, in partnership with CCJCC, Cong. B’nai Shalom, Cong. B'nai Tikvah and Diablo Valley Hadassah.

Underwritten by the Goodman Family Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund and Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest. 

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