The JFNH Israel Education and Engagement Committee present Mekonen, The Journey of an African Jew through their Spotlight on Israel Fall Film Series.
The film will be streaming Sunday, November 14-Saturday 20
Post film Zoom discussion with Rebecca Shore, Director/Producer, Sunday, November 21 at 3pm
Synopsis: The Journey of an African Jew follows the backstory and personal journey of Mekonen Abebe, a young African-Israeli Jew, once a young shepherd in Africa and now a commander in the Israeli Defense Forces. Mekonen is one of many brave young men and women drafted into compulsory service in the IDF, to defend their homeland and the liberal values of democracy, freedom and equality.