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January Meeting: The Abayudaya Experience

Our meeting on Sunday January 24th was a great sucess!

We screened he highly acclaimed film, Shaky Camera, Shaky Tooth: The Abayudaya Experience.

This film relates the story of a team of medical volunteers who venture into the remote rain forests of eastern Uganda, offering their services to the Christian and Muslim communities near the town of Mbale. and to a small rural tribe called the Abayudaya. The Abayudaya began practicing Judaism almost 100 years ago, believing for the longest time they were the only Jews left on the planet. Once numbering over 8,000 souls, this community was reduced to less than 300 members during the brutal reign of Idi Amin when Jewish practice was outlawed. Today, the community has revitalized to around 2,000 practicing, observant Jews.

As the team gains acceptance into the innermost circles of Abayudaya society, they make subtle use of their lens to reveal the unconventional strategies this community employs to rebuild and maintain peaceful relationships with their once hostile neighbors. This experience challenges the conventional notions of identity, co-existence and acceptance as they relate to Jewish culture in the Diaspora.

The Abayudaya refer to a wiggly, primary tooth as a “Shaky Tooth.” “Shaky Camera” is a cinematographic technique which usually employs a single handheld camera to give the film an unrehearsed, documentary feel, while evoking a sense of dynamic immersion.
…….”This is reality filmmaking at its finest” ……. “The movie will cause you to both shed a tear and jump for joy in celebration of the grandness of Jewish diversity.”

A discussion with Summerville filmmaker, Dr David Abramowitz, followed.

We were also honored by having in attendance Dr. Ade A. Ofunniyin, founder of the Gullah Society and Professor of Ethno-Anthopology studies at the College of Charleston. Dr. Ofunniyin shared his insights about Africa and the Lost Tribes.

If you want to volunteer or donate to the project in Uganda or just want more info:
www.dentalexplorations.org


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Upcoming Events

Jan
24
Wed
7:00 pm To Auschwitz and Back: The Joe E... @ Terrace Theater
To Auschwitz and Back: The Joe E... @ Terrace Theater
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
To Auschwitz and Back: The Joe Engel Story @ Terrace Theater | Charleston | South Carolina | United States
When: Wednesday, January 24 @ 7:00pm Where: Terrace Theater @ 1956 Maybank Highway, Charleston SC Tickets: $12.50 General Admission | $18 Patron – includes reserved seating Born in Zakroczym, Poland in 1927, Holocaust Survivor Joe
Jan
28
Sun
4:00 pm Does our Democracy respect Diver... @ Saul Alexander Masonic Hall
Does our Democracy respect Diver... @ Saul Alexander Masonic Hall
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Does our Democracy respect Diversity? @ Saul Alexander Masonic Hall | Summerville | South Carolina | United States
Our panelists will discuss society’s views of topics such as: Age, People with Disabilities, Race, Sexual Orientation, Religion, Formerly Incarcerated. There will be various selected readings and music with a civil rights theme.   The event
Feb
8
Thu
7:00 pm Stephen Tobolowsky: My Adventure... @ The Schoolhouse
Stephen Tobolowsky: My Adventure... @ The Schoolhouse
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm
Stephen Tobolowsky: My Adventures With God @ The Schoolhouse | Charleston | South Carolina | United States
From legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky—who currently appears on The Goldbergs, HBO’s Silicon Valley, and Norman Lear’s new One Day at a Time, author of The Dangerous Animals Club and The Tobolowsky Files podcast—My Adventures
Feb
21
Wed
7:30 pm An Evening of Stand Up Comedy wi... @ The Schoolhouse
An Evening of Stand Up Comedy wi... @ The Schoolhouse
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
An Evening of Stand Up Comedy with Judy Gold @ The Schoolhouse | Charleston | South Carolina | United States
  Two-time Emmy Award winner Judy Gold is a veteran of stand-up comedy, known for her edgy wit, sharp timing, and infamous crowd work. Consistently appealing to all generations and backgrounds, Judy can be found
Feb
25
Sun
4:00 pm The Summerville CommUNITY Artist... @ Sushi 201
The Summerville CommUNITY Artist... @ Sushi 201
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Summerville CommUNITY Artists Heritage Series presents: Summerville Mitzvah Good Deed Day @ Sushi 201 | Summerville | South Carolina | United States
Participate in the Summerville CommUNITY Artists Heritage Series presents: Summerville Mitzvah Good Deed Day.This Heritage Series event is followed by a Purim Party at Sushi 201.

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