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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.  Hear first-hand accounts of life in Baghdad from Jews who lived through it and about how this ancient community still survives in Israel and America today.
This event is FREE thanks to our generous sponsors, however, registraton is required.  To register, please click here.
Please tell us if your family has Iraqi heritage. Your family may be included in a special booklet being prepared for this event. You may submit this information through the registration form.
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.

Uriah Phillips Levy

Uriah Phillips Levy, the first Jew to be promoted to Commodore in the United States Navy.

Gershom Mendes Seixas

Gershom Mendes Seixas (1745-1816) was the first American-born spiritual leader of Shearith Israel.