Author Archive of Lynharif

Jewish Refugee Day 2018: The Wolf of Baghdad

Wednesday 21 November. The Wolf of Baghdad is an audio-visual journey through a Jewish family’s memories of their lost Iraqi homeland. Projections of the graphic memoir will be accompanied by a live band playing the music of Iraq and its Jews, an ancient community that lived there for more than two millennia. Led by musician/artist Carol Isaacs AKA The Surreal McCoy & accompanied by the band 3yin. Following the performance, there will be a

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Who helped Jewish refugees re-settle?

Sunday 18 November, 7:30 pm. Drawing on recently unearthed documents from the time of Suez,  fascinating presentation by Cambridge PhD student Liran Morav on the essential role played by organisations and governments in the integration of Jewish refugees from Arab countries. Central Synagogue, Hallam St, W1. Tickets £10. Spiro Ark/Harif/Association of Jews from Egypt. Bookings: tel 0207794 4655, Email education @spiroark.org, info@harif.org or

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Preserving Sephardi Heritage in Izmir

Sun 19 August, 8 pm. Uri Bar-Ner will be coming from Israel to give a fascinating illustrated presentation on the international Izmir project. The project plans to to turn a cluster of eight Sephardi synagogues into a Jewish heritage centre. Harif/ Holland Park Synagogue/ Foundation for Jewish Heritage. Light refreshments. Tickets £5.  Book your place by ringing Holland Park Synagogue (8, St James Gardens, W11 4RB) on 0207 603 7961 or email info@harif.org.

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Sallah Shabati screening

Set against the background of Israel's airlift of 50,000 Jews from Yemen in 1949,  unique chance to see this sharp, hilarious satire about a family of  immigrants from an Arab country and their arrival in Israel. Tuesday 31 July, 8:30 pm. The film broke all box office records at the time. Starring Chaim Topol and directed by Ephraim Kishon. (Running time 110 mins). Screening at Edgware United Synagogue, Parnell Close, Edgware HA8 8YE. Suggested

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Harif visits to Schools and Youth Movements

25 May 2018: Lunchtime visit to South Hampstead Girls' School for quiz: Test your Sephardi Knowledge 18 July 2018: 1:30 - 2:30 pm. 'Minorities within Minorities'. Liberal Jewish Youth movement (LJY - Netzer)

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UPROOTED: UK Events 2018 – 19

Wednesday 5 December Radlett United Synagogue. Tuesday 11 December B'nai B'rith Edgware Lodge. March 2019 Milim Literary Festival, Leeds. Tuesday 30 April 2019 Jewish Historical Society, Brighton.   Past events: New book 'UPROOTED: How 3,000 Years of Jewish Civilisation in the Arab World Vanished Overnight' by Lyn Julius. The following UK talks are scheduled: Jewish Book Week, Sat 3 March, 7 pm. ( Lyn Julius interviewed by Jenni Frazer). Alyth

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*’UPROOTED’ NORTH AMERICA BOOK TOUR* 8 – 16 May

Lyn Julius will be speaking at the following venues in the US and Canada about her new book 'UPROOTED: How 3,000 Years of Jewish Civilisation in the Arab world vanished overnight' 8 May: Magen David Synagogue, 11215 Woodglen Dr, Rockville MD 20852 (Washington DC.) 7 pm. Details 301 770 6818. 9 May: American Sephardi Federation, Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St, NY 10001.NYC, 7 pm. 10 May: Shaare Mizrah (Manhattan East Synagogue), 1231 Third

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Book Launch: UPROOTED

Tuesday 6 February. The S&P Sephardi Community and Harif are delighted to invite you to the book launch of UPROOTED  (Vallentine Mitchell, 2018) by Lyn Julius at Lauderdale Road Synagogue, 2 Ashworth Rd, W9 1JY. Until the mass exodus of Christians and Yazidis, the post-1948 displacement of more than 850,000 Jewish refugees was the largest population movement of non-Muslims from the Arab Middle East and North Africa, yet the subject is hardly

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Judeo-Arabic books: an exclusive visit to the British Library

Tuesday 30 January 2018.  5.30pm - 7.30pm. Venue:  The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB The British Library holds a very interesting collection of Judeo-Arabic books printed in Baghdad, Bombay and Leghorn, that were specifically intended for use by the Babylonian Jewish community. The collection spans more than 140 years and covers a wide range of subjects such as Bible, Halakhah, liturgy (including Passover haggadot), folklore,

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Official Book launch: ‘Uprooted’ by Lyn Julius

Wednesday 24 January 2018. 8pm. Until the mass exodus of Christians and Yazidis, the post-1948 displacement of more than 850,000 Jewish refugees was the largest population movement of non-Muslims from the Arab Middle East and North Africa, yet the subject is hardly ever discussed. Why is there a conspiracy of silence, what made the Jews leave countries where they had been settled for thousands of years, what became of the majority who settled in

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Sixty years after Suez – November 2016 conference

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Heritage Challenges and Progress in Egypt

Wednesday 17 January 2018. 8pm. In 2017 the Egyptian government addressed many Jewish Heritage issues positively. While obstacles still remain and sensitivity on the issue still runs high, a new proactive preservation approach has emerged affecting synagogues, cemeteries and Torah scrolls. For the past 15 years the Nebi Daniel Association has been campaigning to preserve Egypt’s Jewish Heritage. Its two founding members, Roger Bilboul and Yves

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