Have you ever benefited from a SHIN cultural exhibit or educational program or engagement? Much of that came to you at no cost this year - from live music and food at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art for Mimouna to the very first Congressional Holocaust program highlighting the Sephardic and Romaniote experience, followed by food and wine. Join SHIN DC in Congress again 1/30/2020 and at the Embassy of Portugal in February, and much more, as we continue to advocate for Sephardic and other underrepresented heritages. Join SHIN to build intercultural bridges that demonstrate the richness and importance of all our voices and the role each voice can play to bring healing, joy and pride to all of our communities. Whether $5 or $500, all tax deductible, every bit from you helps SHIN to make its continued labor of cultural diplomacy possible. #GivingTuesday #EndOfYearGiving #thanksgiving Donate via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/donate/541545726691393/?fundraiser_source=external_url Or at www.shindc.org/donations
Shavua Tov - Good Week! You never know where the SHIN might lead you. SHIN’s director to speak on an interfaith panel at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art for his first Kwanzaa, December 7th, 11:30-1pm. If you’re around, drop by for a stimulating discussion of the 7 principles of Kwanzaa (1) Umoja: Unity (to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and peoplehood) (2) Kujichagulia: Self-Determination: To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves. (3) Ujima: Collective Work and Responsibility (to build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems and solve them together) (4) Ujamaa: Cooperative Economics (5) Nia: Purpose (to make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness. (6) Kuumba: Creativity (to do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it) (7) Imani: Faith (to believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle)
SHIN DC celebrated the Ethiopian Jewish festival of #Sigd with the students at @gwuniversity. Special recognition to esteemed SHIN members and leaders Shlomit Daniel, who spoke, and Noah Shufutinsky for furthering SHIN’s mission to build intercultural bridges and raise awareness of Sephardic and other underrepresented Jewish heritages. Thank you to @gwforisrael and the Ethiopian-Eritrean Student Association for celebrating with us. Sigd 2019 begins at sundown on November 26th. Leshana Habaa beYerushalayim
Just published in El Amaneser in Turkey @sephardic_in_dc Director Afraim Katzir’s latest article on @turkishfestival 2019 (Judeo-Spanish supplement of #Turkey’s only Jewish newspaper @salomgazetesi) English translation provided. Thanks to SHIN’s partners: @sephardiccenteristanbul @sephardicbrotherhood @sephardicstudies #KehilaKedoshaJanina @sephardiccuisinebystella Excerpt: “Many Sephardic Jews and a diversity of other people who came to the festival on the eve of Rosh HaShana (the Jewish New Year) visited the Sephardic Culture Tent and expressed their appreciation for the Ladino music, as well as the tent’s cultural exhibition and resources. Justin Cohen, a Sephardic Jew from New Jersey and an undergraduate student at American University who volunteered at the festival’s Turkish Coffee Tent, visited the Sephardic Culture Tent with great excitement, still wearing his apron. “I was so happy when I saw the Sephardic Culture Tent,” Justin said. “I wasn’t expecting any Jewish representation at the festival. It makes me feel that Jews are a welcome part of the Turkish Festival.””
With Greek Holocaust survivor Ninetta at @greeceinusa tonight where she expressed her thanks and compliments for the work that SHIN DC does. That really means a lot. We work for her.
SHIN DC tonight at @greeceinusa for #Romaniote Memories, a Jewish Journey from Ioannina, Greece to Manhattan - Photos by Vincent Giordano with HE Ambassador Haris Lalacos, Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos of KKJSM and Dr. Samuel D Gruber
10/30/19 SHIN DC and partner AFI kicked off #MizrahiHeritageMonth at @nmajmh via an engaging lecture and discussion with @henmazzig and it was a home run on World Series Game 7 night. We heard Hen’s voice as an Israeli with Mizrahi Iraqi and Berber North African roots. Amplify #MizrahiVoices & #UnderrepresentedVoices P.S. sending some love to the @nationals from SHIN DC. Go Nats! Mazal tov and Mebrouk to the home team!
In prep for #MizrahiHeritageMonth in Nov, join us for a lecture by HEN MAZZIG on Jews of the #MiddleEast and #NorthAfrica and the need for more Sephardic and Mizrahi representation. REGISTER: http://www.shindc.org/reg/henmazzig2019/ Also, in preparation for #veteransday please bring items to be included in care packages that the NMSJMH gives to hospitalized veterans - Guidelines at registration link
SHIN DC with @authorazarnafisi on October 17th for a reading and discussion of her latest book, That Other World. She is also the author of Reading Lolita in Tehran. @thetropicalaesthetic