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Cool Jewish Events


From now on, I’ll be posting events that feature racially and ethnically diverse Jews! If it’s happening anywhere, doesn’t have to be New York, tell me about it and I’ll post it!

Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, the Rabbi of the Abayudaya Congregation in Uganda, will be speaking at Congregation B’nai Tzedek, 10621 South Glen Road Potomac, MD 20854, this coming Sunday, Nov 15, 2009 from 9am 10.30 am.

In New York City, the American Sephardi Federation is putting on “EXILES OF THE HEART: Two Sephardic Women from Egypt Share Their Stories of Loss and Connection” on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 6:30pm. Join authors Jean Naggar, “Sipping from the Nile” and
Joyce Zonana, “Dream Homes: From Cairo to Katrina”, an Exile’s Journey, who will read from their books and discuss their memories of, and search for roots in Egypt.

Also thanks to the American Sephardi Federation: “JEWS OF SPAIN: Past and Present,” a year-long program made possible with the generous support of the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation.

Gala Concert: Sueños de Sefarad (nice title!) ASF is delighted to present the music of Spain’s Paco Díez on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 8:00pm. Also check out Symposium, Sunday, December 6, 2009 through Monday, December 7, 2009 when scholars from Spain, and the U.S. will discuss the history and contributions of the Jews in Muslim and in Christian Spain.

Also in New York City, Ethiopian Shabbat Dinner! on Fri, Dec 4 from 6pm to 9pm at the JCC Manhattan:

Enjoy a memorable Shabbat experience! Join Riki Mulu and Chassida Shmella, a vibrant community founded by a new generation of Ethiopian-Israeli Jews in America, to celebrate the Sabbath with unique Ethiopian customs. Special guest will be Dr. Ephraim Isaac, director of the Institute of Semitic Studies in Princeton, NJ. Families are welcome. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Co-sponsored with Chassida Shmella and with Bechol Lashon.

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