“Jewish? African?” Being Both, as told by a Spiritual Pioneer

March 14, 2012 , 5 pm - 7 pm
Location: The Amilcar Cabral Memorial Student Center, First Floor of the John D. O'Bryant African-American Institut
Organizer: Poli-Sci Department
Contact: polisci@neu.edu
Even as the last Ethiopian Jews emigrate to Israel, new Jewish communities have been emerging elsewhere throughout the African continent. Serge Etele is the spiritual leader of one such community of Jewish Africans in the West African nation of Cameroon. Farmer, educator and computer specialist, Serge will speak of the journey that has brought him and other members of his community to Judaism, and what it means to be both Jewish and African in today’s West Africa. Come hear what “globalization,” “diaspora,” and “religious choice” really mean for one of the most extraordinary minority groups in modern times. All Are Welcome! Light Refreshments Will be Served.
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