Live and Become

Date/Time: Sunday, May 19 | 2:30–5pm
Admission: Free with Museum admission. Get Tickets
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About the Program

The magnificent, award-winning story of an Ethiopian boy airlifted from a Sudanese refugee camp and brought to Israel in 1984 during Operation Moses. Shlomo is plagued by two big secrets; he is neither a Jew nor an orphan, just an African boy who survived and wants, somehow, to fulfill his Ethiopian mother’s parting request that he “go, live, and become” (140 min, 2005).

Presented in conjunction with Kehinde Wiley | The World Stage: Israel.



Public Programs and New Media Initiatives at the CJM are made possible with lead support from The Jim Joseph Foundation. Major support has been provided by the Leavitt Family and supporting sponsorship comes from The Toole Family Charitable Foundation, David B. Gold Foundation, and Alyse Mason Brill and Nathan Brill.




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