Session Schedule: Mar 29, 2016-Apr 19, 2016
1:00PM – 2:30PMAge Requirements:
# of Sessions: 4
Andrée Aelion Brooks
Jews have lived in Iran/Persia since biblical times. Why did they originally go there? Is the Esther (Purim) story that takes place at the royal court in Persia fact or fiction? What about the way they were treated in an ancient world dominated by Persia and Persian culture? What was life like for them over the centuries? Why and when did most of them leave? How about their communities in the U.S. today? Exploring their history, customs, literature, food, and lives— ancient and modern.
Co-sponsored by American Sephardi Federation
Andrée Aelion Brooks is a popular JCC presenter. She is a former contributing columnist and news writer for the New York Times and author of several books on unusual aspects of Jewish history (one of which is in pre-production for a TV mini series). She is also an Associate Fellow, Yale University.
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