Film ‘Bewoket’ to be shown in Minneapolis April 18

The film “Bewoket: By the Will of God” will be shown at noon Sunday, April 18, at the Sabes Jewish Community Center, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis.

Each year, 10,000 orphans die in Ethiopia. A boy named Bewoket was one who survived, with the help of a Jewish humanitarian and physician, Rick Hodes, who will speak after the screening of the film.

Hodes first went to Ethiopia as a famine relief worker in 1984. He returned in 1990 to set up medical clinics and has since devoted his life to providing medical care to the poor and sick.  He is medical director for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Ethiopia and senior attending physician at Mother Teresa’s Mission in Addis Ababa.

The film, free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at the University of St. Thomas and St. John’s University, and Temple Israel of Minneapolis. It is part of the Sabes JCC Jewish Film Festival that runs through April 18.

More information is available on the Center for Interfaith Learning Web site.