Zikaron Basalon – Remember North African Victims on Yom HaShoah

Zikaron Basalon - Remember North African Victims on Yom HaShoah
San Francisco, California. Wednesday, May 1st. 7:15PM This Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), join us for a discussion about the Holocaust and its impact today. Featuring testimony from Adam Eilath, the grandchild of four Holocaust survivors. His paternal grandparents were sent to concentration camps in Europe and his maternal grandparents lived under Nazi Occupation in the Tunisian coastal town of Nabeul. Adam will be speaking about the experience of Tunisian Jews who lived under Nazi occupation and the impact the occupation had on Jewish identity, collective memory and relations between Jews and their non-Jewish neighbors.
This intimate program is immediately
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Hen Mazzig: My Fight For Mizrahi and LGBTQ Recognition & Rights

Hen Mazzig: My Fight For Mizrahi and LGBTQ Recognition & Rights
Hen Mazzig, algerminar’s top 100 most positively influential Jewish people in the world, is an Israeli writer, international speaker and activist for social equality.
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Young Professional Happy Hour

Young Professional Happy Hour
San Francisco, CA. Wednesday, April 10th 6:30PM It's time for JIMENA "Arak and Roll" Happy Hour! Join JIMENA's Young Professional community for a fun evening of Moroccan appetizers, Arak and belly dancers at Marrakesh San Francisco! This is also an opportunity to meet JIMENA's Young Professional Board and learn about ways to get involved with JIMENA. Tickets here
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Mimouna

Mimouna
Los Gatos, CA. Saturday, April 27th 8:00PM /ג’ייסיסי לוס גאטוס שמח לשתף פעולה עם ארגון "ג'ימנה" ו"איי אי סי סן פרנסיסקו" ולהביא לכם אדפטציה שלנו לחגיגות המימונה התכוננו למסיבה מזרחית-ישראלית באוירה מרוקאית, עם בופה מתוקים אוריינטליים (מופלטות, שבקיות, מרציפנים ועוד), דיג'יי שירקיד אתכם לצלילים מבית אבא: משה פרץ, עומר אדם, ליאור נרקיס, עדן בן זקן, אייל גולן ועוד רבים וטובים שיודעים לעשות שמח,רקדניות בטן, בר אלכוהול ועוד הפתעות קצת על המימונה המִימוּנָה הוא חג עממי של יהודים יוצאי צפון-מערב אפריקה, ובעיקר יהדות מרוקו, הנהוג במוצאי היום השביעי של פסח. חגיגת המימונה כוללת פתיחת שולחן עמוס מטעמים מתוקים, לבוש מסורתי (גלימות
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Stories and Outlooks of Jews from Arab countries

Stories and Outlooks of Jews from Arab countries
San Francisco, CA. Sunday, April 28th. 2PM Join us at Temple Emanuel we hear the compelling personal stories of former Jewish refugees from North Africa and the Middle East. JIMENA leaders will reflect on the current rise of antisemitism, anti-Zionism, and attitudes towards Israel and the Middle East. This event will include a moderated panel discussion and Moroccan desserts. REGISTER HERE Semha Alwaya was born in Iraq and grew up in Turkey, Iran and Israel. Her parents were among 125,000 Iraqi refugees whose citizenship was revoked and their property confiscated by the Iraqi government in the middle of the 20th
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Mimouna!

Mimouna!
Urban Adamah and JIMENA invite you to a Saturday night Mimouna celebration on the farm! Mimouna is a traditional festival celebrated by Moroccan Jews the day after Passover, marking the return to eating chametz (leavened foods). Families open their homes to neighbors and friends, and fill their kitchen tables with an abundance of delicious sweets symbolizing fertility, joy, success, health, and prosperity.
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Sephardic Soul Sessions

Sephardic Soul Sessions
Los Angeles. Friday, May 3rd. 7PM Enjoy a transporting evening of Sephardic music at the Rebecca Molayem Gallery. Hear the stories behind the songs, feel the love, and mingle with other Jewish young professionals in their 20s and 30s. Limited seats available. Light refreshments and sweets will be served. This event is for YOUNG JEWISH PROFESSIONALS ONLY, ages 21-39 Tickets: $18 online, $25 at the door. Online sales end on 5/2 at noon. This event is made possible by a partnership with Y&S Nazarian Initiative, a program of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles TICKETS
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Shabbat in Iraq

Shabbat in Iraq
Friday, March 29th SOLD OUT! We invite Jewish young adults in NYC to join us for a special Iraqi Shabbat hosted by JIMENA: Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa at The Brownstone in NYC. Three-course Iraqi dinner, kiddush, drinks, the opportunity to meet new and old friends, and a guest speaker. We anticipate selling out in far in advance so we encourage you to register today. For more information or questions, please contact sapir@jimena.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Mainstreaming of Antisemitism

Mainstreaming of Antisemitism
On April 3rd and 4th, the Jewish Community Relations Council of South Florida will host two panel discussions in Palm Beach County on the issues related to Antisemitism. JIMENA's Executive Director, Sarah Levin will discuss issues related to intersectionality and the marginalization of Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews. RSVP to Jackie Cruz at JCRC@jewishpalmbeach.org or 561.242.667
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JIMENA and Shamayim Turkish Shabbat

JIMENA and Shamayim Turkish Shabbat
Join young professionals in Los Angeles on Friday, March 29th, for an authentic Shabbat service and delicious Shabbat meal CELEBRATING THE JEWS OF TURKEY! Meet other members of the community, have a drink and stay for a backgammon game or two. Special guest Hazan Mizrahi will share stories of Jewish life and community in Turkey. Purchase tickets here.
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