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Virtual Tour of Yemen’s Jewish Community with the Institute of Jewish Experience

Date(s) - Monday, January 11th
12:00 pm CST - 1:00 pm CST


dsc0801-version-2Yemen has traditionally been seen as disconnected from overall Jewish history and the global Jewish community. The origins of the Yemenite Jewish community date to Biblical times and have remained there to this day. The Jews of Yemen were dispersed throughout the country, located in thousands of small villages. Yet, the Jews remained connected to one another and to the larger Jewish world.

Explore Yemenite Jewish history and visit notable sites including the tomb of Rabbi Shalom Shabbazi in Taiz, the Jewish Quarter of Sana’a, and more.

This program will be shown via Zoom, please register to receive the full login information.

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– Nonmembers $10 | BECOME A MEMBER AND SAVE


Sponsored by Yoni and Julie Zvi.
Image: Jewish bride Sana’a, circa 1930. © Yihe Haybi, collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. 

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About the Institue of Jewish Experience

The ASF Institute of Jewish Experience is an online educational initiative to revitalize the Jewish intellectual and cultural legacy, which is rooted in the classical Sephardic tradition. Pioneered by Sephardi artists and astronomers, travelers and traders, publishers and philosophers throughout the ages, restoring the rich mosaic of Jewish history is essential to the Jewish future and to understanding and continuing to contribute to today’s cosmopolitan world. We are bringing this knowledge to new audiences and generations through semester-long online courses, lectures, scholarly and cultural conferences, exhibitions, curricular supplements, and interactive tours. The ASF IJE will be a centralized resource for those interested in learning about the customs, traditions, history, and experiences of Jews from across the world. Each year our signature conference will highlight a unique Jewish community.

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