With author presentation and book signing!
FROM KABUL TO QUEENS: THE JEWS OF AFGHANISTAN AND THEIR MOVE TO THE UNITED STATES
By Sara Y. Aharon
From the back cover:
“This engaging, innovative book brings to life the history of Afghan Jewry—from its earliest roots to the 21st century. Spanning from the community’s origins—which many Afghan Jews trace to biblical times—to the development of their Jewish communal institutions, From Kabul to Queens details the story of a small Jewish community that lived in relative peace with its Sunni Muslim neighbors. Sara Y. Aharon compellingly bridges the Jews’ experiences in Afghanistan to their successes and struggles in rebuilding a new life in the U.S. and among American Jewish society.”
Sara Y. Aharon is a Ph.D. candidate at New York University. She earned her B.A. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. She lives in New York.
Admission: Five dollars at the door; free for ASF members.
Time: Thursday, November 3 · 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: The Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY
To make a reservation, please email the American Sephardi Federation at firstname.lastname@example.org.