We will explore the history of Afghanistan’s Jewish community, from its religious and social life to Muslim-Jewish relations, spanning from the Jewish community’s origins to the development of its Jewish institutions.
Host Sara Aharon will take us back to the story of a small Jewish community that lived in relative peace with its Sunni Muslim neighbors.
Sara Aharon is the author of “From Kabul to Queens: The Jews of Afghanistan and Their Move to the United States”, and the children’s fiction picture book, “One Step at a Time!”. She studied Middle Eastern Studies and modern Jewish history at Brandeis University and New York University. She was named to The Jewish Week’s ’36 Under 36’ honorees list of young leaders impacting the Jewish community.
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Columbia Jewish Congregation, Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford, CT; Congregation Torat-El, Oakhurst, NJ; East Brunswick Jewish Center, East Brunswick, NJ; Emanuel Synagogue, West Hartford, CT; Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism, Houston, TX; HPCT – CAE, Highland Park, NJ; JCC of Paramus – Congregation Beth Tikvah, Paramus, NJ; Temple Israel, Albany, NY