Sephardi Voices: Audio-Visual Stories of Jews from Arab Lands, Jan. 26

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Sephardi Voices is an audio-visual history project to document and preserve the testimonies of Jews displaced from North Africa, the Middle East and Iran in the wake of the establishment of the State of Israel (1948) and the rise of nationalist movements and nation states. It gives voice to the nearly 850,000 Jews that were confronted by issues of human rights, many of whom lost their citizenship and became refugees. Their stories of displacement, fractured identities, material losses, resettlement and integration in new societies are the project's mission. With memories fading and elderly people passing on each day, this project provides the last chance to document this irretrievable period of Jewish history and the human stories, and establish an archive to preserve the Sephardi legacy.

Dr. Henry Green will introduce the project, introduce witnesses to tell their stories and show a short film.

Dr. Green is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Miami. He has served as the Director of Judaic and Sephardic Studies at the University of Miami (1984-2001), and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Toronto. Dr. Green has published extensively on the Sephardi/Mizrahi, Israel and the Jews of South Florida.

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call: 786-972-3175 or

Sponsored by the President Navon Professor of Sephardic-Mizrahi Studies.