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Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana

Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Calendar3/16/2018 3:00:00 PM3/16/2018 3:00:00 PMAmerica/Los_AngelesDoing Jewish: A Story from Ghana At Hartford Public Library-Albany Branch1250 Albany Avenue, Hartford, CT 06112Website: https://mandelljcc.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1054558FalseMM/DD/YYYY

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Hartford, CT 06112
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Doing Jewish

Director: Gabrielle Zilkha

Documentary / Canada / 84 minutes / 2017 / English, Sefwi, Twi with subtitles

Friday, March 16 / 6:00 PM / Hartford Public Library - Albany Avenue (Limited Seating)

A young Canadian filmmaker undergoes a transformative spiritual journey in the most unlikely

of places in Doing Jewish: A Story From Ghana. Gabrielle Zilkha had little interest in religion

when she arrived in Ghana to volunteer for six months of community service, a lone

Jew from Montreal awash in a sea of Christians. As the High Holidays approach, she longs

to reconnect with a Jewish community and goes on a day-long trip to a remote western

township in Sefwi Wiawso where, remarkably, Judaism has been practiced in isolation for


A heartwarming, often humorously self-deprecating consideration of identity and belonging,

Doing Jewish: A Story From Ghana uses a unique global lens to re-examine the age-old

question of what makes someone Jewish.


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