Cinema J: "Bal Ej: The Hidden Jews of Ethiopia"

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Time: 4:30 pm


Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (the J)
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA

Contact: Sarah Berry

Email: Sarah Berry

Bal Ej: the Hidden Jews of Ethiopia

Meet the Filmmaker
Sunday, May 21 4:30pm
Documentary | NR | 2016 | Israel | 96 minutes | Amharic, Hebrew & English with English Subtitles

Following a hundred year old account of the prominent Jewish Polish scholar Jacque Faitlovich, film-maker Irene Orleansky explores the Bal Ej (craftsmen) known as such for their pottery, weaving and iron smithing and skills. Bal Ej are persecuted and practice Judaism in strict secrecy. The synagogues are hidden deep in the mountains and had never before been visited by strangers. Lift the curtain on the history, customs and culture of this remarkable community.

Tickets: or the J front desk
General Admission: $10/ J members/65+/Under 30: $8

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