30 2014

Inaugural Commemoration of Jewish Refugees from Arab and Muslim Lands

6:30PM - 9:00PM  


800,000 Jews from Arab lands were forced from their homes when the State of Israel was established and continued to fight wars of survival. The Israeli Knesset declared November 30th as a day to commemorate the flight of these Jewish refugees. The Sephardi Association of Ottawa in partnership with the Embassy of Israel and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), with the support of the SJCC, present this untold story.
Keynote Speaker: His Excellency Rafael Barak, Ambassador of Israel to Canada
Documentary film: The Forgotten Refugees--- Jewish Refugees from Arab and Muslim Countries
First-hand accounts from the Ottawa Sephardi Community
Remarks: David Cooper, CIJA
No admission charge. For information contact

Sponsor: Sephardi Association of Ottawa, CIJA, SJCC