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Sunday, November 17 • 3:10pm - 4:10pm
Keeping Traditions after a Community Disperses

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We are Babylonian Jews, have lived in Bagdad for centuries and inherited a tradition stretching over 2,500 years. The Jewish community of Iraq is gone, and we are in other lands. But, we are still Babylonian Jews, our culture, language, synagogues and foods live on, and we keep the spirit of the community going.


Velda Shaby

Velda Shaby is a Babylonian Jew born in Bagdad, she left in 1950. She grew up in Iran, part of an Iraqi Jewish Community. Her adult life has been raising three kids, learning how to be flexible enough in interpreting traditions to pass them along to her kids.

Sunday November 17, 2019 3:10pm - 4:10pm
G-19 The KI Campus