"From Brooklyn to Beirut"

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In "From Brooklyn to Beirut," Rola Khayyat explores the landscape of belonging for the community of Lebanese Jews in New York — along with the fragilities and complexities associated with their complex identity. 

Jews have lived in what is today Lebanon since Biblical times. As internal and regional tensions tore Lebanon apart, Lebanese Jews began to emigrate and settle abroad in countries such as France, Israel, Brazil and the United States. In their new homes, Lebanese Jews, like other Lebanese emigrants, have formed vibrant communities where Lebanese traditions and values are maintained; Arabic language, music, and cinema are used and celebrated; and memories of Lebanon are constantly recalled and shared.

Followed by a discussion with Regine Basha.

WHEN AND HOW OFTEN

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

EVENT LOCATION

Center for Jewish History Forchheimer Auditorium
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011

MAIN EVENT PHONE

212-294-6160

PRICING INFORMATION

$10, $5 students/AJHS and ASF members/seniors, $12 at the door