Author Archive of Lynharif

Yinon Muallem – Jewish Refugee Day Concert

Saturday 2 December  2017. Doors open 7:30 pm for 8pm. Master percussionist, oudist and vocalist Yinon Muallem combines iconic Jewish melodies with original compositions and arrangements. For this special Funky Dervish performance, Shirley Smart (Cello), Joe Browne (Tenor & Alto Sax), and Vasilis Sarikis (Percussion) will be joining Yinon Muallem to present a night of fusion between instruments, cultures and musical styles. ( See podcast here https://m.mixcloud.com/jewishmusicinstitute/yinon-muallem/) Now

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The Forgotten Refugees

Thursday 30 November, 7:30. To mark the fourth Annual Memorial Day for Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries and Iran, Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation is screening 'The Forgotten Refugees', the David project's acclaimed film about the 850,000 Jews forced out of these countries. (50 mins). Free entry. 10 Wootton Gardens, Bournemouth BH1 1PW. BHC/ Harif.To book ring 01202557433 or email info@bhcshul.co.uk

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Night of Fools

Tuesday 28 November 2017, 7.30 for 8pm. UK Premiere. This documentary film (56 mins)  tells the story of "Operation Torch" - the code name for the American landing in French-ruled North Africa, and the central role in it played by the Algerian underground, which was almost entirely made up of Jews. With only 400 volunteers versus the Vichy garrison of 25,000 troops, the underground succeeded in taking control of Algiers for one night, before handing

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An evening about Jewish Pirates

Wednesday 8 November, 8 pm. Whoever heard of Jewish pirates ? Contrary to the Hollywood stereotype, Jews were ambitious adventurers who sought revenge at a time when Spain was a major maritime power, and a safe haven from the Spanish Inquisition for themselves and their families. Join us for an evening about Jewish pirates with a discussion live via Skype with Arnon Schorr and Richard Rasner. The evening will feature a showing ofThe Pirate Captain

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*What is Iraqi-Jewish Arabic?

Wednesday 1 November, 7.30 pm.Eli Timan has spent ten years recording people speaking the Iraqi-Jewish dialect. What makes it different from the language spoken by Muslims in Iraq, and how can we preserve a language that will die out with the last Jews born in Arab countries?  Harif/Spiro Ark. The Stiebel, 10 a Canfield Gardens, NW6. £10. Booking Spiro Ark on 020 7794 4655, education@spiroark.org or info@harif.org (The photo is of a young Iraqi-Jewish

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Sephardi Late Night

Thursday 6 July 2017. Jewish Museum, Albert St, NW1, 6 - 9 pm. Booking £10/ £5 students. Explore the exhibition Sephardi Voices after hours, in our fun and creative late opening in collaboration with Harif. Experience the Moroccan Jewish Henna ceremony with Michelle Huberman Funny Judeo-Arabic expressions and curses, with Lyn Julius and Eli Timan. 7:30 - 8pm. Listen to Sephardi music Try Belly dancing with Frederique Assor And enjoy crafting, talks,

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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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Aden 1967: How the British rescued the Jews

Monday 5 June 2017, 7:30 pm. Fifty years since the outbreak of the Six-Day war, Nigel Grizzard will revisit the events leading to the demise of the Jewish community of Aden, and the role of the Lancashire Regiment in saving Jews from murderous riots. His illustrated talk is dedicated to Abraham Marks, the headmaster of the Jewish school burnt down in the tumult. Nigel Grizzard is an expert on Yorkshire Jewry and became fascinated with the Jews of

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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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Islam and Nazi Germany’s War

Tuesday 23 May 2017.  8pm.  Lyn Julius of Harif  will take part  in a discussion organised by  Campaign4Truth to examine the role played by Islam in the second world war. In the book 'Islam and Nazi Germany’s War' Dr David Motadel reveals how German troops on the ground in North Africa, the Balkans, and the Eastern front engaged with diverse Muslim populations, including Muslim Roma and Jewish converts to Islam. In the most crucial phase of

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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.  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 86 9180 /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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