From Cairo to the Cloud: The World of the Cairo Geniza

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November 8 | 1:00 pm November 10 | 1:00 pm

From Cairo to the Cloud: The World of the Cairo Geniza

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Start:
November 8 | 1:00 pm
End:
November 10 | 1:00 pm
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Genre
Documentary Feature
Country
Canada/USA/Egypt/France/Israel/UK
Year
2018
Running Time
94 min
Language
English
General Admission $15
Open to PA, NJ, & DE residents only
Streaming On Demand for 48 hours
Genre: Documentary Feature
Country: Canada/USA/Egypt/France/Israel/UK
Year: 2018
Running Time: 94 min
Language: English

FROM CAIRO TO THE CLOUD: THE WORLD OF THE CAIRO GENIZA
Directed by Michelle Paymar

Sponsored by Ellyn and Seth Lehr; Patricia Saddier-Dana

Philadelphia Premiere
In 1896, Solomon Schechter enters the sacred storeroom of an ancient synagogue in Old Cairo. The rest is Jewish history.

When a vast treasure trove of documents hidden for centuries was discovered in the geniza of an old Jewish synagogue in Cairo, historians suddenly gained insight into thousands of years of vibrant Jewish life in the heart of the Islamic world. From sacred manuscripts to personal correspondence with their Muslim and Christian neighbors to young children practicing the Hebrew alphabet, the Cairo Geniza contains the largest compendium of Jewish artifacts ever found.

This illuminating and well-researched documentary tells the story of the world’s most extraordinary collection of ancient Jewish relics and their astounding odyssey into the modern world.

Join us after the film for a discussion with director Michelle Paymar on Sunday, November 8 at 3 PM EST. Moderated by Yoram Meital, Professor of Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University.

Official Selection:

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival
  • Miami Jewish Film Festival
  • New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival
  • Washington Jewish Film Festival

PLEASE NOTE: Accessible to Residents of PA, NJ & DE Only
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