1/88
WELCOME

The World Jewish Congress welcomed the passage in Israel of a law naming  November 30th as the national day for commemorating the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab lands.

READ MORE

The Knesset law as approved on 2014 

in Hebrew and in English

READ MORE   

Schools, embassies to mark flight of Jews from Arab lands and Iran

READ MORE

Fact Sheet:

Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries

READ MORE

UPCOMING EVENTS

Purim Party at Keter Torah Synagogue

Sunday, March 12, 2017  (5:00pm)

12
March

Taste of Lebanon - Concert and Dinner

Rabbi Sasson

with Oriental Orchestra singing:

ASHKE-FARA-MIZ-BIC: Ashkenazi / Sephardic / Mizrachi / Arabic. 

Hebrew, Arabic, Ladino, and more.

A new music Program incorporated with explanation on the Sephardic/Mizrahi music and instruments (with slides show).

A full 1+ hour.

Rabbanit Nora 

With personal stories of her family from Lebanon

(15 Min with slides show)

Jewel Kosher Catering in consalting with Keter Torah sisterhood will provide the special Lebanon cusine.  

at Beth Shalom Congregation

Monday, April 17/18, 2017  (7:45pm)

26
March
CONTACT US

Keter Torah Synagogue

5480 Orchard Lake Road

West Bloomfield, MI 48323  

Attention: Rabbi Sasson

 

 Tel: 248-681-3665  

 

Jrefugees1948@gmail.com

 

rabbisasson@gmail.com

 

For donation and support, please use the button "Donate" below. We do appriciate every donation.

17-18
April 

First/Second Seder Night at Keter Torah Synagogue

Monday, April 17/18, 2017  (7:45pm)

The Jews of Iraq - A personal story by Mrs. Rimona Lieberman

Over 70 people attended “Different Cultures – Different Foods” on  November 2, 2014, at Keter Torah Synagogue. We had a great time and Mrs. rimona Lieberman made a beautiful presentation. She told us about her family’s history in Iraq and demonstrated how to make Kubba.

The Jews of Tunisia - A personal story by Mrs. Sylvie Salei.

Over 90 people attended “Different Cultures – Different Foods” on February 8, 2015, at Keter torah Synagogue. We had a great time, and Mrs. Sylvie Salei made a beautiful presentation. She told us about her family’s history in Tunisia and demonstrated how to make a proper Tunisian sandwich and the Tunisian Almond Arissa Cake.  

The Jews of Morroco - A personal story by Mrs. Laurette Levadi

“Different Cultures – Different Foods” on April 19, 2015, at Keter Torah Synagogue was well attended (again over 90 people). We had a great time, and Mrs. Laurette Levadi made a great presentation. She told us about her family’s history in Morroco. Mrs. Andree Nordan demonstrated how to make a beautiful morrocan pasteries like we see at the Mimouna. 

The Jews of Yemen - A personal story by Mr. Gabriel Attar

“Different Cultures – Different Foods” on June 14, 2015, at Keter Torah Synagogue was well attended (over 110 people). We had a great time, and Mr. Gabriel Attar made a beautiful presentation. He told us about his family’s history in Yemen. With the help of Mrs. Hadas Kidron they both cooked the Kobaneh, Yemenite soup and Hilbeh. 

The Jews of Egypt - A personal story by Mrs. Mireille Plotke, Mr. Sal Castro and Mr. Rick Behar

“Different Cultures – Different Foods” on August 16, 2015, at Keter Torah Synagogue was well attended (over 110 people). We had a great time, and Mrs Mireille Plotke, with the help of Rabbi Sasson, made a beautiful presentation. She told us about hes family’s history in Egept. Mr. Sal Castro and Mr. rick Behar shared their stories as well. Mrs. Hilda Castro and her sister Esther Kodsi cooked cooked Egyptian food. 

The Jews of Salonika - Greece - A personal story by Mrs. Mary David

“Different Cultures – Different Foods” on February 7, 2016, at Keter Torah Synagogue was well attended (over 100 people). We had a great time, and Mrs. Mary David with the help of her son Mr. Jacob David and Rabbi Sasson, made a beautiful presentation. She told us about her family’s history in Salonika. Mrs. Orly Gal and Mrs. Shoshanah Janer both cooked and baked great Greek soup, Salad and Borekas. Mr. Ricky Behar made his family traditional famous Dairy Baklava. 

The Jews of Iran - A personal story by Dr. Firooz Banooni

“Different Cultures – Different Foods” on April 3, 2016, at Keter Torah Synagogue was well attended (~ 100 people). We had a great time, and Dr. Banooni with the help of Rabbi Sasson, made a beautiful presentation. He told us about hir family’s history in Iran. Chef Irag and Dr. Banooni both cooked and prepared great Persian meal and desserts.

The Jews of Lebanon - A personal story by Rabbanit Nora Natan

Ada Aharoni - The Second Exodus from Egypt

Ada Aharoni (b. Andrée Yadid, 1933) is an Egyptian-born Israeli poet, writer, lecturer and peace researcher. Since her first poetry book, Poems from Israel, was launched in 1972 she has published more than 20 books, including peace poetry, historical novels and biographies. The uprooting of the Jews from Egypt, including herself, following the establishment of Israel in 1948 is the main topic in many of her novels. Her research on this "Second Exodus" has been a major focus in her career.

One of her most published peace poems is A Bridge of Peace, a message from an Israeli to a Palestinian woman. The novel Not In Vain: An Extraordinary Life[1] tells the story of Thea Wolf, the German Head Nurse at the Jewish Hospital in Alexandria during World War II, who together with her colleagues and aided by Egyptian officials helped save European Jews.

 

 

The Forgotten Refugees - Full Documentary Movie

Published on Aug 23, 2012

The Forgotten Refugees
 

This film about the mass exodus of up to one million Jews from Arab countries.

In 1945, up to one million Jews lived in the Middle East outside of the Palestine Mandate and in North Africa. Within just a few years, only a few thousand remained.

This is the story of the thousands who fled their homes, who endured in refugee camps, and who today quietly carry the memory of a destroyed civilization.

The Forgotten Refugees explores the history and destruction of Middle Eastern Jewish communities, some of which had existed for over 2,500 years.

Commemoration day ceremony: December 13, 2014 at Keter Torah.

- Candle Lighting

- Havdallah with Iraqi four piece

   band.

- Special Musical Program

Pogroms in Arab countries - read / see more
click on the button below

Jewish exodus from Arab and Muslim countries

From Wikipedia

The Jewish exodus from Arab and Muslim countries or Jewish exodus from Arab countries (Hebrew: יציאת יהודים ממדינות ערב‎, Yetziat yehudim mi-medinot Arav; Arabic: هجرة اليهود من الدول العربية والإسلامية‎ hijrat al-yahūd min ad-duwal al-ʻArabīyah wal-Islāmīyah) was the departure, flight, migration and expulsion of 800,000–1,000,000 Jews, primarily of Sephardi and Mizrahi background, from Arab and Muslim countries, mainly from 1948 until the early 1970s.
In 1948, approximately 800,000 Jews were living in lands which now make up the Arab world (excluding Israel). Of these, just under two-thirds lived in the French-controlled Maghreb region, 15–20% in the Kingdom of Iraq, approximately 10% in the Kingdom of Egypt and approximately 7% in the Kingdom of Yemen. A further 200,000 lived in Pahlavi Iran and the Republic of Turkey. Today, around 6,500 Jews live in Arab countries and around 30,000 in Iran and Turkey.

© 2014 by The Forgotten Refugees. Proudly created with Wix.com  .  .  .

  • w-facebook
  • Twitter Clean
  • w-googleplus
  • w-youtube
This site was designed with the
.com
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now