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

Event Type Jewish Film Festival
Date calendar  Thursday, May 20, 2021
Time clock  (all day)
Location Virtual Event

This is the gripping story of the discovery and significance of the Cairo Geniza, a treasure trove illuminating over a thousand years of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim life in the heart of the Islamic world. This vast collection of manuscripts, hidden for centuries in the sacred storeroom of an ancient synagogue in Old Cairo, is the largest cache of Jewish historical documents ever found. At 7 p.m. on May 3, David Kraemer, one of the contributors to the film and a Jewish Theological Seminary librarian, will offer a virtual talkback discussion (presented by the Lenore Marwil Detroit Jewish Film Festival and the Jewish Theological Seminary).

Admission $5  

Film titles are subject to change.

You may access the virtual screenings by clicking the link below. Follow the prompts to purchase access to the film. Films will be available for 72 hours once open and you will have 24 hours to finish watching the film once you purchase your viewing. Sponsors will receive a unique discount code that is to be entered at checkout to unlock the film at no cost. 

Event Link Order Virtual Screening