The Julian Akus Gallery is hosting an exhibition that explores the mass migration of Ethiopian Jews into modern Israeli society and the difficulties of integration they faced. South African photojournalist Ilan Ossendryver discussed the exhibition on Oct. 27 in Shafer Hall Auditorium. Len Lyons, author of "The Ethiopian Jews of Israel: Personal Stories of the Life in the Promised Land," a recent publication featuring Ossendryver's photography, signed books during a reception in the gallery.
The exhibition, which will be on view through Dec. 8, features a 20-minute short film of a mass airlift and display photographs of the Ethiopian Jews travel from Africa to Israel from the early 1980s through the present. For more information on the exhibition, contact Akus Gallery at (860) 465-4659 or the Akus Gallery Office at (860) 465-4647 or visit www.easternct.edu/akusgallery.