Culture Fix: Saba Soomekh on Masshadi Jews

Thursday, November 15, 2012
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm, Fowler Museum Venue - Galleries

Light and Shadows Gallery Talk

See below for additional information.

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Contact

Fowler Museum at UCLA
(310) 825-4361
fowlerprogram@arts.ucla.edu

Website

http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/events/culture-fix-saba-soom...

Additional Information

The Jews of Masshad, Iran, were forced to convert to Islam, yet they secretly maintained their Jewish faith.

Join professor Saba Soomekh, interim director of the Jewish Studies Program at Loyola Marymount University, at this thirty-minute talk inside Light and Shadows: the Story of Iranian Jews as she discusses this crypto-Jewish community and their diaspora in America.

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