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Thu, Jan 12


Film Streaming on Eventive & Interview


Companion film to EXODUS 91 and part of program 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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Jan 12, 2023, 12:01 AM PST – Jan 17, 2023, 12:00 AM PST

Film Streaming on Eventive & Interview

About the Event

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ON THE WINGS OF EAGLES: A 3-Event 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.

In this fascinating short documentary directed by Vered Bermen, we meet the Ethiopian Israeli dancer Tzivka Iskias.  This 2002 film reveals the young man's home life and his trip to the prestigious Alvin Ailey summer intensive in NYC during which he hopes to be selected to join their professional team. The film also tells the story of Tzivka's losing his mother on the family's long trek to Sudan several decades ago on their first leg of their aliyah, as well as his troubled childhood in "at risk" juvenile schools. Today, Tzivka is well-known in Israel for his intense and versatile dancing style as well as for his acting. We will interview him via zoom to learn about his life and career since the documentary was first made.

For tickets to this 3-Part Program which includes the film Exodus 91 , click here. Admission including 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. You will receive a reminder a few minutes before the film begins streaming on Eventive 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 and Cong. B’nai Shalom.

Underwritten by the Goodman Family Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.

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