Posted by: Sarah Standish | October 15, 2010

A Syrian-Jewish Family in Mexico

Jews had lived in Syria peacefully for millennia, but most emigrated from the country during the mid-20th century in the wake of rising sectarian tensions and anger over Zionism and the establishment of the state of Israel.

Come hear one Syrian Jewish family’s story of exile as Jacobo Sefami reads from his new book, “Mourning for Papá: A Story of a Syrian-Jewish Family in Mexico.”

Arabic students, you can receive extra credit for attending this event and writing about it in accordance with the extra credit guidelines.

The reading will take place on Thursday, October 21st, at 5:30 p.m. at Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, room 327 (1825 SW Broadway).  Free and open to the public. For information, call (503) 725-3085.

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