Author Archive of Lynharif

Address to American Sephardi Federation, May 2018
The Holocaust and North Africa

Wed 1 May 2019. Talk by Daniel Lee of Sheffield University. UCS. Spiro Ark/ Harif.To commemorate Yom Hashoah, Daniel Lee, one of the UK’s specialists in the plight of North African Jews during World War II, will look at the local impact of the Holocaust and how it ruptured Muslim-Jewish relations, setting the stage for a new post-war reality. University College School, Hampstead, NW3. Bookings 0207 794 4655, education@spiroark.org or info@harif.org

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French Jews in London

Who are they, why are they here and will they be affected post-Brexit? Tues 2 April 2019, 8.15 pm. speaker: Michelle Huberman, creative director of Harif. Edgware United Synagogue.

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Journey from Tunisia – and memories of Djerba

Tuesday 12 February 2019. 7: 30 pm. A short film by Jonathan Maimon in which he interviews members of his family from Gabes. Followed by talk by Djerba-born Rabbi Elia and delicious snacks. Harif/Sephardi community. Lauderdale Road synagogue, W9. £10. Bookings Tel 0207 289 2573 or info@harif.org

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Harif at Limmud Festival 2018

Monday 24 December. Limmud Festival, Birmingham.  Lyn Julius will present 'Who owns Jewish heritage in the Middle East'? 12 - 13 pm. and 'What Jeremy Corbyn needs to know about Mizrahi Jews', 13.20 - 14.20. She will be a panellist discussing 'Is Israel alienating the diaspora'? 14.40 - 15.40. Other sessions on a Sephardi theme. 23 - 27 December. https://limmud.org/festival/

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Henry Jackson Society event on Jewish refugees

Tuesday 27 November, 6 - 7 pm, Millbank Tower.  Henry Jackson Society. Lyn Julius author of Uprooted: How 3,000 years of Jewish Civilisation in the Arab World Vanished Overnight. What are the root causes of the exodus of Jews from Arab lands and how do they still afflict the Arab and Muslim world today? The issue of the Jewish refugees foreshadowed the flight of other non-Muslim minorities from the region. Does this point  to a dysfunction in

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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. 18 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).

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