10 2024

CBI's Adult Ed: Jewish Iran

1:00PM - 2:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
Virtual only program, register at 701 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06119

Contact Rabbi Howard Rosenbaum

Virtual only program - register at Iran's Jewish community is one of the oldest diaspora communities in the world. But is there more to those 2700 years than Queen Esther and the Islamic Revolution? This talk examines the lesser-known parts of Iran's Jewish History, a vast story of prophets, autonomous nations, divergent sects, epic poetry, and political intrigue. Through the music, languages, foods, writings, traditions, and stories of two millennia, along with their ties to neighboring and faraway communities, the Jews of Iran have forged a culture at once Persian and Jewish, with traditions and aesthetics uniquely their own.

Sponsor: CBI Adult Education Program