Most American Jews have never heard of the Jewish holidays of Sigd, Malida, and Mimouna, holidays celebrated (respectively) by Jews from Ethiopia and India, and by Sephardic Jews in the Arab world. But we’re all Jews! We need to know each other better. On Thursday, May 12, from 7-9 p.m., Hill Havurah, on the lower level of 212 East Capitol Street, NE, in Washington, DC, will host Jews of the World. At Jews of the World, a panel of representatives from the Sephardic, Ethiopian, and Indian Jewish communities will speak about their community’s special traditions and observances. The evening will include refreshments. Admission is free, will require registration, and will also be live-streamed.
To register to attend in person, or for further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, go to https://www.hillhavurah.org/form/worldjews-discussion-in-person-indoors.html, or call 202-729-3515.
At-Large DC Councilmember Elissa Silverman will introduce the panel, which will include Elliot Totah, president of Magen David Sephardic Congregation in Rockville, MD, the son of Sephardim from Syria and Lebanon; Sigal Sandaka, Jewish Agency Israel Fellow at George Washington University Hillel, from an Ethiopian family in Haifa; and Nissim Reuben, of the American Jewish Committee’s Asia Pacific Institute, from Ahmedabad, in western India. The panelists are available for interviews.
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