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Celebrating our Diverse Jewish American Heritage: The Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish Roots of L.A.

Location: Zoom
Date/Time: Wednesday 7/15 | 5:00 pm

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Join us to explore the rich traditions, experiences, and stories of Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews—the former referring to descendants of Jews expelled from Spain in 1492, and the latter to descendants from Jews throughout the Middle East and North Africa, from biblical times to today.

 

In partnership with Jewish American Heritage Month of Los Angeles (JAHM-LA), this year’s “LA’ Chayim!“* exhibit, our Community Engagement Initiative, and the Y&S Nazarian Initiative, the webinar will welcome Rabbi Daniel Bouskila, Director of the Sephardic Educational Center (SEC), and Tabby Refael, an L.A.-based writer and activist. David Ryu, an L.A. Councilmember from District Four, will share his remarks on JAHM-LA.

 

Wednesday, July 15 at 5:00 PM
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After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the meeting. If you have any questions regarding how to join this virtual experience, please contact Terra Zicklin at TZicklin@JewishLA.org.

 

*LA’ Chayim! is presented as part of Jewish American Heritage Month, a national month recognizing Jewish American contributions to our country. Our goal with L.A.’ Chayim! is to introduce you to some of the exciting contributions Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews have made to Los Angeles since they began to arrive in the early 1850s, while also sharing more about their heritage with you. We believe, as Adam Kirsch of the New Yorker says, that “Judaism is less a set of ancient customs and dogmas [and more] a progressive, eternally renewed spirit.” L.A.’ Chayim! welcomes and embraces how the spirit found in the Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish communities of Los Angeles informs, influences, and leaves its mark on our city. iSalud ivida!

 

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Date:
Wednesday 7/15
Time:
5:00 pm

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Zoom

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