From Cairo to the Cloud: Film Screening

Join us on November 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. for a screening of the film “From Cairo to the Cloud.” Filmmaker Michelle Paymar will be in attendance.

The Sunday Jewish Book and Discussion Group is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and riveting conversation will be served. Please RSVP by contacting Rhonda Rosen at rrosen@lmu.edu or 310-338-4584. This event will take place in the library’s Von der Ahe Family Suite (level 3).

About the Film

In 1896, Solomon Schechter entered the sacred storeroom of an ancient synagogue in Cairo and discovered a vast treasure trove of manuscripts that revolutionized our understanding of Jewish history and illuminated a thousand years of vibrant Jewish life in the heart of the Islamic world. “From Cairo to the Cloud” tells this extraordinary story, the vital society the Geniza reveals, and the efforts taken by an international consortium of archivists and digital experts to bring these ancient manuscripts into the modern world.

About the William H. Hannon Library

The William H. Hannon Library fosters excellence in academic achievement through an array of distinctive services that enable learners to feed their curiosity, experience new worlds, develop their ideas, inform their decision-making, and inspire others. The library is open to the public during regular business hours. More information can be found at library.lmu.edu.