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Silk Road Tea House: An Evening of Bukharian Jewish Culture

Silk Road Tea House: An Evening of Bukharian Jewish Culture

This vibrant musical evening celebrates one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world – Bukharians. Hailing from the pre-Soviet Bukharian Emirates – an empire encompassing Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and parts of Turkmenistan – this tight-knit community has resided in Central Asia for over two millennia. Today, 70,000 Bukharians have immigrated to the United States – […]

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ASF Sephardi Scholars Series Presents – “Synagogues of Iran: Design and Dev…

ASF Sephardi Scholars Series Presents – “Synagogues of Iran: Design and Dev…

Professor Mohammad Gharipour will discuss his research and recently published book, Synagogues of the Islamic World: Architecture, Design, and Identity (Edinburgh University Press, 2017), which explores how the architecture of synagogues in Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain responded to contextual issues and traditions, as well as how these contexts influenced the […]

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Felshtin Society’s Centennial Memorial Reunion and Conference Commemorating…

Felshtin Society’s Centennial Memorial Reunion and Conference Commemorating…

Felshtin Society Centennial Memorial Program Plenary Session: A historical perspective on the pogroms from 1917-1919; Prof. Jeffrey Veidlinger, University of Michigan Creating family trees and genealogical research; Avi Groll, CEO, JewishGen The intergenerational transmission of trauma; Dr. Yael Danieli, Clinical psychologist and traumatologist in private practice; Director, Group Project for Holocaust Survivors and their Children; Founder, […]

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Fez Jewish Heritage Sites Through The Lens of Marc Hazan

Fez Jewish Heritage Sites Through The Lens of Marc Hazan

Morocco’s Jewish heritage offers visitors an encounter with ancient traditions, customs, architecture, monuments, and sites that have permeated Moroccan society for centuries. Morocco’s history of Jewry and the co-mingling of Jews with Berbers and Arabs are key factors in why Morocco is safe for Jewish travelers today and has one of the oldest Jewish communities […]

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9 serene spas for rest and relaxation in Israel

9 serene spas for rest and relaxation in Israel

Spanning from Eilat to the Carmel Forest, these peaceful spas can be counted on when you need a break from a busy work or tour schedule. Despite its small size, Israel can be exhausting for tourists because there are so many must-see sites to explore from the North to the Negev. Whether you’re hiking, hopping […]

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Jewish Travel Builds Bridges to World Jewry

Jewish Travel Builds Bridges to World Jewry

Travel writer Ben G. Frank has recently published the fourth edition of  his book A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe. The first edition came out in 1992. In this personal essay he discusses some of the changes since then – and why he believes it is important for Jewish travelers to visit Jewish communities and heritage […]

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