For over 2,500 years Jewish communities throughout North Africa, the Middle East, and the Gulf Region thrived — as witnessed by literature, archaeology and art documenting their existence. The vibrant cultural and spiritual traditions of Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewry helped lay the foundation of Jewish life worldwide. The aim of this lesson is to provide students with a geographic snapshot of World Jewry, past and present. They will learn that Sephardic and Middle Eastern Jews migrated to these lands for various reasons and have influenced and been influenced by the culture and politics within these countries.

Appendix A – Travel Packets

Appendix B – Travel Questionnaire

Appendix C – Tradition Cards

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