Supporting Mizrahi Heritage Programs in November

Supporting Mizrahi Heritage Programs in November
On June 23, 2014 the Government of Israel adopted a law, which designates November 30th as an annual, national day of commemoration for the one million Jewish refugees who were displaced from Arab countries and Iran in the 20th century. The law, which is the culmination of several years of hard work and dedication by an international team of Mizrahi Justice advocates, entails commemoration events and the inclusion of Mizrahi history into schools’ curriculum. At the forefront of the North American movement to uphold the Day of Commemoration is the San Francisco-based JIMENA: Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and
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Video Highlights of JIMENA Programs in 2021, including tours of the Middle East and North Africa

Video Highlights of JIMENA Programs in 2021, including tours of the Middle East and North Africa
A video gallery with highlights of JIMENA's programs in 2021 including tours of the Middle East and North Africa
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Pre-Rosh Hashanah Sephardic Community Seder

Pre-Rosh Hashanah Sephardic Community Seder
THURSDAY, September 2nd AT 5 PM PDT – 6:30 PM PDT For over 2,000 years, Middle Eastern and North African Jews celebrated the Jewish New Year by incorporating a unique seder into their Rosh Hashanah meal. The traditional Sephardic Seder includes symbolic foods (simanim), special blessings, and ancient songs known as piyyutim. With our friends from the Sephardic Educational Center SEC, JIMENA is excited to invite families and people of all ages and backgrounds to join together in community as welcome the Jewish New Year of 5782 with a special, online seder. We hope is to see as many children
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JIMENA ONLINE

JIMENA ONLINE
Dear Friends and Members,

These troubling times invite all of us to explore unique and age-old ways to find community, connectivity, joy, and calmness. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area where JIMENA is headquartered, our staff, board, volunteers and community partners have been ordered to "shelter-in-place" at our homes. This has provided us with a unique opportunity to connect closely with family and loved-ones and find innovative ways to stay in community with our friends and partners. As all of JIMENA's upcoming face-to-face events have been cancelled we are excited to announce many opportunities for online learning and engagement. We
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Event Cancellations

Event Cancellations
March 8, 2020
Dear Friends and Members:
Each week JIMENA is proud to convene hundreds of students, young adults, and community members through meetings, events, and a variety of gatherings throughout the United States. Out of an abundance of caution we have made the decision to cancel all of our events and our participation in co-sponsored events through the month of March. JIMENA staff and volunteers will be working remotely bringing our young professional boards and community partners together through zoom meetings. In a digital age, JIMENA educates hundreds of thousands of individuals daily through our robust online presence and
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Passover Around the World: A Multimedia Concert

Passover Around the World: A Multimedia Concert
Sunday, March 15, 2020 Pico Union Project
1153 Valencia St, Los Angeles Tickets You may have heard of Yiddish and Ladino, but have you heard of Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Persian, and Judeo-Malayalam? Learn about these and other endangered Jewish languages as you enjoy an evening of traditional and contemporary music and food from global Passover traditions. Music performed by renowned musicians Jewlia Eisenberg and Jeremiah Lockwood (Yiddish), Asher Shasho Levy (Judeo-Arabic), and Chloe Pourmorady (Judeo-Persian, Ladino, etc.), catering by Got Kosher. Presented by HUC-JIR Jewish Language Project, USC Casden Institute, and Pico Union Project.
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SARAH ABREVAYA STEIN

SARAH ABREVAYA STEIN
Monday, February 10, 7:00 - 9:00 PM Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California St, San Francisco
Tickets Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century In conversation with Janine Zacharia The Levy family established itself in Salonica (now Thessaloniki, Greece) in the 18th century and for two centuries published books and newspapers for the region’s Sephardic Jews. With the Ottoman Empire’s collapse, the Levys scattered throughout the world but kept in touch through letters. Drawing on this rich correspondence, Stein, the award-winning author of Extraterritorial Dreams uses the family’s experience to trace the history of Sephardic Jews
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Mizrahi Heritage Month Shabbat Dinner Series

Mizrahi Heritage Month Shabbat Dinner Series
During the months of November and December, JIMENA and OneTable invite young adult organizations and individuals to host a subsidized Middle Eastern and North African inspired Shabbat dinner in honor of Mizrahi Heritage Month. With the support of Young Adult JIMENA Ambassadors, hosts will introduce their guests to Jewish culture and history from the Middle East and North Africa and discover the flavors of the greater Jewish diaspora. As part of this initiative, we are also excited to share a Mizrahi Heritage Shabbat supplement filled with recipes, information and guidance to host a Mizrahi Shabbat dinner.
https://bit.ly/36zGuSA Upcoming Mizrahi Shabbat
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