Arab Voices Revive a Lost Jewish Heritage: Meet JIMENA’s Arabic Program
Date(s) - 07/23/2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
JIMENA: Jews Indigenous by the Middle East and North Africa
About this Event
Across the Arab world today, young people are rediscovering the memory of their lost Jewish neighbors. One place they turn to learn and explore is JIMENA’s Arabic program — a multimedia engagement platform with over 150,000 Arab followers and six million video views annually — described in the region’s media as “a prime destination for Arab youth.”
In this special Zoom event, meet members of JIMENA’s Arab fan base— live from Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya — who are working locally to spread awareness of their countries’ indigenous Jewish history and heritage. Through Arabic translation, they will describe their work, the challenges they face, and their hopes for the future.
This event will be hosted by journalist Yair Rosenberg, a senior writer at Tablet magazine, and facilitated by Joseph Braude, President of the Center for Peace Communications and JIMENA’s Arabic Program Director.
About the Organization
JIMENA is a San Francisco based organization whose aim is to achieve universal recognition for the heritage, history, and rights of Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews from the Middle East and North Africa.