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Thank you for making a tax-deductible donation to Sephardic Heritage International DC (SHIN DC).

You have seen the invaluable work that SHIN DC has done in the past year, including the following programs and so much more:


We celebrated our annual Mimouna (a festival of good neighbors) in partnership with the Embassy of Morocco and had that work acknowledged by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser who addressed attendees. SHIN's Director also curated exhibition 'Jews of Morocco', available on our website. Maghreb Voices news coverage in Arabic and English here. We provided consulting to various schools by creating lesson plans regarding Sephardic heritage, including a Mimouna lesson plan that we created with Cantor Hinda Labovitz at Ohr Kodesh for the Alvin Browdy School. We also taught that community how to make moufletas/msemen, as seen here.


Asher Shasho Levy performed Syrian Jewish music for our annual Hanukkah program raising awareness of the Syrian and other refugee crises around the world. Orient News coverage in Arabic here. Syria's first internationally recognized opera singer, Lubana Al Quntar, performed the year before. Radio Sawa news coverage in Arabic here.


We celebrated Persian diversity and its expression through our annual Purim and Nowruz program, which included a lecture by Laurel Victoria Gray of the Silk Road Dance Company and photo exhibitions 'Jews of Iran' and 'Persian Jews'. The Embassy of Azerbaijan honored the event with their presence. Watch video from co-sponsor Aftab Committee here.


◗ We continued in our partnership with the Washington Jewish Film Festival to bring you films featuring Sephardic and underrepresented Jewish heritages, including narratives of Iraq, Syria, Libya, Dagestan, India and Latin America this past year.


◗ We kicked off our inaugural celebration of Ethiopian Jewish heritage with flair at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. News coverage in Amharic to be added to SHIN's website soon.


◗ We partnered with the Embassy of Greece to present an impactful program on Greek Jews and the Holocaust, including a lecture by Dr. Devin Naar and exhibition 'Salonica: The Jerusalem of the Balkans'. We also received a special message from the Mayor of Thessaloniki Mr. Yiannis Boutaris. Congressman Gus Bilirakis honored the event by his presence, as well as representatives on behalf of Congressman Danny K. Davis. We continue to work with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on other initiatives raising awareness of Sephardic experiences of the Holocaust.


In order to realize the innovative, exciting line up of programs that SHIN has been working on for you, we ask for your help today. Your support ensures continued Sephardic and MENA cultural programming and events in the Washington, DC area, as well as engagement of communities across the U.S. and worldwide. It also helps us to support meaningful initiatives in our community and build on SHIN's successful diplomatic work in the District and abroad.


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