Author Archive of Lynharif

The End of Iraq’s Jewish Community: From the Farhud to Saddam’s reign of terror

Tuesday 20 June. We will commemorate the demise of the post-1967 Jewish communities of the Arab world, a process which began in Iraq with the 1941 Farhud and ended with hangings and disappearances. Readings, films, and a chance to share experiences. Afternoon Tea. JW3. Further details soon.341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET Box Office: 020 7433 8988

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Jerusalem with a Sephardi twist

Wednesday 24 May 2017. 8pm. On the 50th anniversary of the re-unification of Jerusalem, light refreshments, stories and music to celebrate Yom Yerushalayim with a Sephardi twist. With Ruth Corman, author of Unexpected Israel. Harif/Holland Park Synagogue, W11. £8. Booking via PayPal below or ring the synagogue on 0207 603 7961.

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Starting Over Again -UK premiere

Thursday 11 May. 6:30 to 8:30 pm (approx). UK Premiere of film about the exodus of Jews of Egypt by Elliot Malki. Q&A with film-maker. Association of Jews from Egypt/Harif. Oriental refreshments and soft drinks followed by hour-long film. ORT House, Camden. Harif/ Association of Jews from Egypt. £10. Booking info@harif.org or ring Maurice Maleh on 01923 85 6801/07815 455989.

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French Jews in London: who are they, why are they here and what will happen to them after BREXIT?

Wednesday 26 April 2017. 8 pm.   With its half-a-million French residents, London is known as the fifth French city. In the last decades, thousands of Jews have settled in the UK from France and Sephardi Minyanim are popping up to cater for their needs. Who are they? What made them come here? And what will happen to them after the UK leaves the EU? Harif Creative Director Michelle Huberman  has an intimate knowledge of this topic, having worked

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Harif special offer for Michel Boujenah show

Saturday 18 March 2017. For one night only at the Shaw Theatre in London NW1, the celebrated French stand-up comic Michel Boujenah is coming to London with his hilarious show 'Ma Vie Revee' (The show will be entirely in French). Boujenah was born in Tunisia and his roots and childhood are a great source of comic material! Harif followers are being offered £10 off the ticket price. Instead of £45, you pay £35. To take advantage of the Harif discount

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The Arabs and the Holocaust

Monday 13 March 2017 , 8 pm. The impact of Nazism was thwarted by the Allied victory at El-Alamein in 1942, but the ideological impact of Nazism on the Arab world was huge and is with us to this day. Presentation by Lyn Julius of Harif to Kenton United Synagogue. Details ileeman370@gmail.com

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The hidden Jewish history of Palmyra

Sunday 12 March 2017, 7.30 pm.  The Stiebel, 10 a Canfield Gardens, London NW6. As the Syrian civil war has raged, the ancient city of Palmyra has been in the news after Islamic state reportedly blew it up, lost it, and regained control of it once more. Little attention has been paid to Palmyra's Jewish history and in particular the early attempts of Julius Euting to document it in 1883. Join Adam Blitz as he discusses the Jewish legacy of Palmyra:

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GINETTE – film preview, Q&A with film-maker Nathan Minsberg

Wednesday 1 March 2017, 8pm. (Doors open 7:30 pm). This new hour-long documentary is being shown for the first time in the UK, in the presence of the film-maker. GINETTE is a unique look at the life of a 90-year-old matriarch, whose family is the centre of her existence. Journeying from Tunis in North Africa to her adoptive city of Marseille in France, she recounts how she hid in a cemetery during the Nazi invasion of Tunisia, her brother’s time

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Rock in the Red Zone (for students)

Thursday 23 February 2017, 8:30 pm. Lyn Julius of Harif will be introducing the evening screening of Laura Bialis's outstanding film 'Rock in the Red Zone' (1:45)  at JW3. The film is about musicians in Sderot, Israel's embattled border town. They are largely descended from  Moroccan- Jewish refugees.  The screening, which will be followed by a Q&A with Lyn, Israeli Tamir Oren, and a psychiatrist, is intended for an audience of students but

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The Forgotten Refugees

Monday 6 February 2017. 8.15 pm. Screening of the film 'Forgotten Refugees' at Kenton United synagogue, Shaftesbury Ave, Kenton, Harrow Middx HA38LA. Followed by Q&A with Lyn Julius of Harif and members of the audience. Details: 0208 907 5959 or admin@kentonsynagogue.org.uk.

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Sixty years since the Suez Exodus

Wednesday 18 January 2017, 8 pm. In the autumn of 1956 Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser began arresting, interning and expelling 25,000 Jews from Egypt, seizing their property. Was the expulsion an understandable act of decolonisation, or of naked anti-Semitism? To mark the 60th anniversary of the Exodus, Lyn Julius will examine the impact of the Suez crisis on Jews living in Egypt. If you are a Jewish refugee from Egypt, you are invited to

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Harif at Limmud 2016

On 27 December 2016 Harif will be giving three presentations at Limmud 2016 in Birmingham. Lyn Julius will present : 'How Jewish refugees can help reframe the Israel debate.' (14:30 - 15:30) and 'Sixty years since the Suez Exodus' (18:10 - 19:10). Lyn and Nizza Fluss will screen 'The Forgotten Refugees'. Q&A to follow. (20:10 - 21:20). To book your place, click here.

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