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Our Vital Work

Our mission is to record and capture the experiences of the Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews from the Middle East, North Africa and Iran who settled in the UK.

 

Our work is of utmost importance to the wider story of British Jewry, allowing researchers and members of the general public a window into the rich past of our interviewees.

As well as contributing to the national archive, we also provide our interviewees with the opportunity to create a lasting, professionally filmed testimony of their lives that they will be able to share with their children, grandchildren and generations to come.

Our films, events and resources provide a vital educational role, allowing us to share our interviewees stories. We want to ensure Sephardi and Mizrahi history is freely available, easily accessible and fully integrated within the history of the Jewish people.

 

We need your help

We Interview

Our interviews are carried out by trained interviewers and filmed by a professional cameraperson.
 


Each interview costs £800 to conduct and digitise.
Transcripts are vital for researchers to be able to effectively make use of our archive.
 


Each transcript costs £550 to produce.
Our Short Film Series allow our wonderful archive reaches as many people as possible, making our interviews as accessible as possible.
 
Each film costs £800 to produce.
We want to be able to provide quality educational resources and events, so that the history of Sephardi/Mizrahi Jewry is fully integrated into that of British Jewry.

Producing this educational content costs money.

We Transcribe

We Share

We Educate

Volunteer

We are currently undergoing a large digitisation and archival update. If you would like to volunteer and help us with your valuable time, we would be extremely grateful!

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Corrine Levy Laurent

'Thank you for letting me spend the afternoon with my parents, it's been a long time since I spoke about them in so much detail and I have enjoyed it very much'

Iraj Elghanian

'I highly recommend being interviewed, it is so important for our history to speak about our past' 

Sara Godsi

'I have had a lovely day.

Thank you for coming to hear about my life'

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If you would prefer to donate via direct bank transfer or by cheque, please get in touch.

Thank you

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