LI synagogue reaches out to Nigerian Jews
Members of a Plainview synagogue are extending support to a group of Nigerians, estimated to number in the thousands, who have discovered what they believe are their ancient Jewish roots.
Marylin Morris and Rabbi David Senter of the Manetto Hill Jewish Center in Plainview with prayer books bound for Nigeria. (Sept. 12, 2012)
Igbo Jews show the Torah that Rabbi Howard Gorin, of Rockville, Md., read in Abakliki, Nigeria, during a visit.
Chineye, left, Devorah, Hezekiah and Ify stand outside their synagogue in Abuja, Nigeria.
Filmmaker Jeff L. Lieberman, second from left in the front row, with a group of Igbo Jews in the Habakuk Synagogue in Abuja, Nigeria, at the end of the Sabbath. From left, front row, Samuel Chukwuma, Lieberman, Shaul and Shmuel.
In a still from a documentary by Jeff L. Lieberman, Hezekiah, 6, sounds the shofar in the synagogue his father, Habakkuk Nwafor, has built in Abuja, Nigeria. Lieberman spent five weeks traveling in Nigeria in 2006 for the making of his documentary "Re-emerging: The Jews of Nigeria."
Members of the Gihon Synagogue in Abuja Nigeria, 2006.
Rabbi Howard Gorin of Rockland, Md., reads from the Torah in Abakliki, Nigeria.