On 1 June 1941 a pogrom, known as the Farhud, broke out in Baghdad. Over the course of 48 hours, homes and businesses were looted, and hundreds of Jews were injured and killed. The Farhud is widely recognized as an event inspired by Nazi ideology and marked a turning point in Iraqi-Jewish history. In this event, we will introduce the SVUK archive, explore testimonies of those who lived through the Farhud, and discuss the long-term effects of the Farhud on Baghdad’s Jews.
Dr Bea Lewkowicz will present the work of AJR Refugee Voices Testimony Archive and Sephardi Voices UK at the Martin Gilbert Learning Centre
AJR Refugee Voices Archive and Sephardi Voices UK highlight the lives of some of the women in the archives who emigrated to Britain throughout the 20th century for the New Horizons Festival of Women's Rights collection by René Cassin
Online and in person. This year JW3 is hosting the official commemoration in partnership with Harif, the UK Association of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa, and Sephardi Voices UK to mark the 65th anniversary of the post-1956 Suez Expulsion from Egypt, which produced some 25,000 Jewish refugees.
A series of events running from 12th August to 1st September. Streaming on our Facebook Page, or direct from the JMI Website
Join three incredible Jews from Egypt, Iraq and Morocco, interviewed by their grandchildren about their experiences and history.
An international commemoration featuring video testimonies of Sephardi Voices UK interviewees
Raphael Luzon talks about his life in Libya, and subsequent career in international relations
Bake-along Purim treats with Daisy Abboudi - founder of Tales of Jewish Sudan and deputy director of Sephardi Voices UK
Join Leslie Hakim-Dowek and Dr Jay Prosser share their experiences of working with their family histories through audio and visual media
In this joint event with PJ Library, we will discuss passing on our personal stories to the next generation
Rabbi Joseph Dweck, Linda Dangoor and Dr Efrat Sopher discuss Sephardi/Mizrahi Jewish heritage, exploring how the past can shape the future.
Dr Bea Lewkowicz in conversation with writer and critic Gabriel Josipovici on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Exploring the rededication of the Eliahu HaNavi Synagogue in Alexandria
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Harif.org have been running a series of online lectures since March 2020.
A full list of their events, as well as recordings of past events, can be found here.