Events

MENA Jews and the Holocaust

Thursday, 13 May - the date of the German 1943 Surrender in Tunis. 7:00 pm UK time/ 11:00 am PT/ 2:00 pm ET/ 8:00 pm Europe/ 9:00 pm Israel How […]

Israel’s envoy in Iran

Wednesday 19 May, 7:30 pm. Interview with diplomat and academic Efrat Sopher about her late grandfather Meir Ezri, an unsung hero. Ezri was appointed by David Ben Gurion  and served […]

80th Anniversary of the Farhud

Sunday 30 May, 5 pm UK. Harif (UK association of Middle Eastern & North African (MENA) Jews) and the Montreal’s Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue are joining forces to organise a […]

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2012

SUNDAY, 4 MARCH - Great Escapes from Arab lands and Iran
TUESDAY, 20 MARCH - The impact of the ‘Arab Spring’ on minorities
WEDNESDAY, 2 MAY - The Jews of Burma
WEDNESDAY, 23 MAY - I Love You Rosa film
WEDNESDAY, 6 JUNE - Canon Andrew White
TUESDAY, 12 JUNE - The House on Chelouche St film
SUNDAY, 17 JUNE - Where are you going Moshe?
WEDNESDAY, 20 JUNE - The Last Jews of Libya
TUESDAY, 26 JUNE - A Weekend in Galilee film

2011

TUESDAY, 1 FEBRUARY - What next for Tunisia and its Jews?
SUNDAY, 3 APRIL - A convivial evening with Linda Dangoor
SUNDAY, 15 MAY - Remembering the Jewish refugees from Arab Countries
WEDNESDAY, 1 JUNE - Seventy years since the Farhud
SUNDAY, 12 JUNE - Jewish women’s voices from the East
WEDNESDAY, 15 JUNE - The Last Jews of Libya: film
SUNDAY, 19 JUNE - Middle Eastern Musical Magic
THURSDAY, 23 JUNE - The Forgotten Refugees: film
WEDNESDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER - Voices of Departure: film
SUNDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER - Rally for the Middle East’s forgotten refugees
WEDNESDAY, 26 OCTOBER - Israel, the ‘Arab Spring’ and me
WEDNESDAY, 23 NOVEMBER - A tribute to Albert Memmi
TUESDAY, 13 DECEMBER - Where are you going, Moshe?
23 – 29 DECEMBER - Harif at Limmud

2010

WEDNESDAY, 24 FEBRUARY - Secrets of Jewish Djerba
WEDNESDAY, 3 MARCH - Baghdad and after: Eli Amir in conversation
WEDNESDAY, 24 MARCH - Ladino evening at Holland Park
SUNDAY, 11 APRIL - Moise, Dalida et moi
WEDNESDAY, 16 JUNE - How submissive are North African Jewish Women?
TUESDAY, 6 JULY - Jailed in Gaza: Paul Martin tells his story
TUESDAY, 5 OCTOBER - An evening with Sir Martin Gilbert
TUESDAY, 12 OCTOBER - Forgotten Refugees film
THURSDAY, 4 NOVEMBER - A history of educating Jews in Muslim lands
SUNDAY, 7 NOVEMBER - In the beginning was a school…(film)

2009

TUESDAY, 20 JANUARY - Book launch: Iraq’s Last Jews
MONDAY, 23 FEBRUARY - An evening with Lucette Lagnado
TUESDAY, 17 MARCH - Film: Operation Mural
WEDNESDAY, 17 JUNE - Albert Memmi in conversation – cancelled for health reasons
TUESDAY, 14 JULY - The 1941 pogrom in the literature of Jews from Iraq
WEDNESDAY, 21 OCTOBER - The forgotten exodus: Jews from Islamic lands
WEDNESDAY, 11 NOVEMBER - The magical manuscripts of Oriental Jews
WEDNESDAY, 18 NOVEMBER - An evening with Orly Halpern
TUESDAY, 24 NOVEMBER - Meet Vivian Wineman
SUNDAY, 29 NOVEMBER - The Al-Kuwaity brothers : a celebration

2008

WEDNESDAY, 9 JANUARY - Kululush (film)
WEDNESDAY, 16 JANUARY - Shabbetai Zvi: the False Messiah
WEDNESDAY, 30 JANUARY - Between Judaism and Islam: Turkey’s Donmeh
SATURDAY, 1 MARCH - Memories of Eden
TUESDAY, 25 MARCH - Kululush (film)
SUNDAY, 30 MARCH - Forgotten Refugees of Arab Lands: the impact of the Six Day War
SUNDAY, 6 APRIL - Sallah Shabati (film)
TUESDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER - Aleppo and Damascus – Then and Now
THURSDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER - Why minority rights are the key to peace in the Middle East
WEDNESDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER - Jews of Lebanon
TUESDAY, 18 NOVEMBER - The Stone Flower: UK Premiere
WEDNESDAY, 10 DECEMBER - Jews of Calcutta

2007

THURSDAY, 18 JANUARY - Lecture: Identity and memory among the Jews of Salonica
SATURDAY, 3 FEBRUARY - Baghdad Sketches
WEDNESDAY, 7 FEBRUARY - Film: Salonica, City of Silence
SUNDAY, 4 MARCH - Naim Kattan and Marina Benjamin in conversation
TUESDAY, 6 MARCH - From Baghdad to Montreal: a Jewish writer’s journey
SUNDAY, 11 MARCH - Mysteries of Sephardi DNA
TUESDAY, 19 JUNE - Jews of Iran film
TUESDAY, 2 OCTOBER - Iran, Islamic Fundamentalism and Israel
TUESDAY, 23 OCTOBER - Home and Away: the effects of exile on refugees

2006

WEDNESDAY, 25 OCTOBER - The films of Duki Dror: displacement and the search for identity
WEDNESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER - 2,600 years of Judaism in Iraq
THURSDAY, 9 NOVEMBER - Iraqi Jewry and the Farhoud pogrom of 1941
THURSDAY, 16 NOVEMBER - Professor Ephraim Karsh: Islamic imperialism and the Jews
SUNDAY, 19 NOVEMBER - Iraqi forum : Can the new Iraq be safe for its minorities ?
MONDAY, 4 DECEMBER - Muslim-Jewish relations in the Maghreb, 1850–1948

2005

Harif Week: 14 - 20 November 2005

SUNDAY: Bat Ye'or interviewed by Dr Patrick Sookhdeo on Dhimmitude, Chatham House
MONDAY: Moroccan Henna at Leighton House
TUESDAY: Rivers of Babylon music ensemble at the S&P Lauderdale Road Synagogue
WEDNESDAY: 'A matter of time' film on N. African Jews in WWII, presented by Dr Irit Abramski
THURSDAY: 'Longing and Hope' with Eli Amir, Imperial College
SATURDAY: 'Forgotten Refugees' London Premiere, Q&A with Eli Amir and David Littman

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