Explore Jewish films from around the world, from new releases to restored classics, narratives to documentaries, in this weekly film class. Following each screening, Gerard Amsellem will facilitate a discussion.
An Ethiopian boy is airlifted from a Sudanese refugee camp to Israel in 1984 during Operation Moses. Shlomo is plagued by two big secrets: he is neither a Jew nor an orphan, just a boy who survived and wants, somehow, to fulfill his mother’s parting request that he “go, live, and become.” Buoyed by a profound and unfaltering motherly love – both in his memory and in the arms of his adoptive mother – he ultimately finds an identity and a happiness all his own.
For more information and to enroll, visit the JCC Metro West website or download the poster. Screenings are held in the Maurice Levin Theater, Leon & Toby Cooperman Building, at the JCC in West Orange.