Unorthodox Times: #MexicoCity’s Jewish community, more than 50% coming from the Middle East and former Ottoman Empire, built its own digital infrastructure to keep members safe during #COVID19. Helpful apps range from private ambulance to @kosherclick, a local Jewish mashup of Instacart & Uber Eats founded by Salomón Hamui which serves those who don’t want to venture out to the grocery store but want fresh kosher meat (the basis of many Syrian recipes #kibbehnayeh etc). The sudden necessity of certain apps has changed the demographics that use them 👉 https://restofworld.org/2020/mexico-living-in-unorthodox-times/
WEBINAR SERIES: JUN 5; ***JUN 12***; JUN 19; JUN 26; JUL 3; JUL 10; JUL 17; JUL 24; JUL 31; AUG 7; AUG 14; AUG 21; AUG 28 - Maqam of the Week Music Class w/ Asher Shasho-Levy - EVERY FRIDAY, 5:00-5:30PM EDT (Zoom) - Meaning place in Arabic (مقام) like Hebrew maqom (מקום), the maqam is a modal theory that characterizes the classical Arabic, Persian, and Turkish arts of music and also colors Jewish ritual music from Egypt to the Levant, Iran, Iraq and Turkey. Take a musical journey with us from maqam to maqam, each week. All lovers of musical expression and maqamat are welcome! All class recordings and materials provided to those who register. REGISTER & MORE INFO 👇 http://shindc.org/shinsbn/maqam/ ZOOM INFO (provided upon registration) CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org | (202) 643-4441
Albert Memmi, a ‘Jewish Arab’ Intellectual, Dies at 99. His books and novels were consumed by identity, as a Tunisian-born Jew who fled to France, and as a left-wing Zionist who supported a Palestinian homeland. During the Nazi occupation of Tunisia, Memmi was imprisoned in a forced labor camp from which he later escaped.
Learn about the rich Sephardic repertoire within the Western classical music tradition and the unique window it provides into Sephardic culture and history with Turkish mezzo-soprano and music scholar Lori Şen. REGISTER (FREE) ☞ http://shindc.org/SHINSBN/SephardicClassical/
A Syrian Jewish classic Calsonnes w’Rishta for the Jewish Shabuot holiday. F. Afraim Katzir enjoyed teaching students at the Himmelfarb School how to make them one year. This year, let the kids do the cooking while you supervise with a nice lemonade with rose water.. You can email email@example.com for the recipe. A happy Shabuot to everyone celebrating!
We honor the sacrifices of over 1 million Americans who have given their lives serving this country. Sephardic Jews have served the #USA since the American Revolution (some listed here). That service has elevated our lives and may their souls have an aliya (be elevated) in Gan Eden (paradise). Please comment with any names or descriptions of others whose service deserve recognition! #MemorialDay
REGISTER for tomorrow’s international #FARHUD COMMEMORATION w/ SHIN-DC for a meaningful program with history (Maurice Shohet), food/cooking demo (Vered Guttman) and music (Loolwa Khazzoom), including the recipe from Vered for Aunt Toya’s, A”H, Iraqi Jewish #Tbeet for Shabbat lunch (or whenever you want). REGISTER TODAY (while there’s still capacity on Zoom) 👉 https://shindc.org/shinsbn/farhud2020/
‘MAQAM OF THE WEEK’ CLASS EVERY FRI, 5PM EDT, BEGIN JUNE 5TH (Zoom) - ‘Maqam’ means place in Arabic like Hebrew ‘maqom’ & characterizes classical Arabic, Persian, & Turkish arts of music. Take a musical journey with Asher from maqam to maqam, each week 👉 http://shindc.org/shinsbn/maqam/