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REMEMBERING BAGHDAD--Between the Tigris and the Hudson: Celebrating Iraqi Jewish Heritage at Shearith Israel

Featuring a special interview with Mr. Ezra Zilkha, and a panel discussion with Carole Basri, David Dangoor, and David Lavipour.

Sunday, December 16, 7:00PM

Join us for an unforgettable evening to hear about Jewish life in the cultured, progressive, and cosmopolitan city of Baghdad before WWII, the tragedy of the Farhud and the unprecedented IDF Airlift operation Ezra & Nehemiah.  Featuring an interview with Ezra Zilkha, a panel discussion with Carole Basri, David Dangoor, David Lavipour, the screening of a short film What We Left Behind and a preview of the film "Letters from Baghdad."
This event is FREE thanks to our generous sponsors, however, registraton is required

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This program, which showcases the extraordinary diversity of our congregation throughout its history until today, is one of our many Year of Years, 365th Anniversary celebration events.

Chatham Square Cemetery

The oldest of our extant cemeteries is known as the Chatham Square Cemetery.  It is located in Chinatown at 55 St. James Place.  The land was originally purchased in 1682 by Joseph Bueno de Mesquita. 

Twenty First Street Cemetery

In August of 1829, Shearith Israel’s third cemetery was consecrated.  It was located on Twenty First Street just west of Sixth Avenue