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Evening of Mizrahi Commemoration and Culture


 San Francisco Public Library, Jimena, November 30, 2016
Two years ago the Knesset passed a law to officially commemorate November 30th as a day of recognition of the Jewish refugees from Arab lands.

In honor of Israel's 3rd annual day of commemoration to honor Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa, JIMENA, The Israeli Consulate of the Pacific Northwest in San Francisco and the SF Public Library invite you to an evening to commemorate Mizrahi Jewish refugees and to celebrate Iraqi Jewish culture.

Join us for a screening of The Dove Flyer: Farewell Baghdad, based on the critically acclaimed autobiographical blockbuster novel by Eli Amir. The film recalls a lost time when over 130,000 Jews lived and prospered in Iraq. We follow the teenage Kabi as he navigates the final years of the community's existence in Iraq, before its final expulsion and resettlement to 1950s Israel. Following the screening, hear testimony from an Iraqi Jew born in Baghdad, fleeing to New York as a teenager in the 1960s.

5:30PM Reception
6:00PM Program
San Francisco Public Library
Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA