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Film Series: Saving the Iraqi Jewish Archive; A Journey of Identity

January 6, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“Fascinating Sephardic Communities: A Film Series” 

FREE to members of the ADJLC and the Sephardi Federation of Palm Beach County
Hybrid Zoon and Meeting in the Temple Shaarei Shalom Sanctuary. Please note – no refreshments.

Back by popular demand, this film series examines the places in the world where wandering communities of Sephardic Jewry took root. Discussion about the films spans the broadest understanding of what constitutes Sephardic and Mizrahi culture. Each film viewing will be preceded by a short introduction and followed by a question and answer period, as time allows. Presented by Rose Pappo Allen and Robert Altabet

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RSVP:  administrador@sephardifederationpbc.org

~ Thursday, January 6, 2021 at 2PM  

Saving the Iraqi Jewish Archive; A Journey of Identity This fourth film in a series about Iraq’s Jewish community, culture and history begins when 20,000 documents, religious books and personal artifacts were rescued in 2003 by U.S. soldiers from the basement of Saddam Hussein’s secret police headquarters in Baghdad.

After an arduous restoration process by the U.S. National Archives the collection risks being returned to Iraq and an uncertain future. Without access to the archives, the 2,700-year story of Iraq’s Jews is in danger of being lost.

Along with personal recollections, and historical context, the film includes interviews with representatives from B’nai B’rith International, JIMENA, a former Department of Defense official, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Justice for Jews from Arab Countries, and the American Sephardi Federation/NYC.

2020, 60 mins. English.  Includes Live Q&A Interview with the Producers  Carole Basri and Adriana Davis


January 6, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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