Annual Purim & Nowruz Program - Speaker Ariel Sabar

Tuesday, March 19 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM [EST]

Suite 602, 1957 E Street NW, Washington, DC, 20052, United States


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Tuesday, March 19 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM [EST]

About the Event

Room: Lindner Commons - Suite 602

  • ARIEL SABAR is the award-winning author of 'My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for his Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq'. Also an award-winning journalist, his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Smithsonian Magazine, Harper's, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Mother Jones, Washingtonian Magazine, and This American Life. He has also been interviewed about his work on NPR, PBS NewsHour, and The BBC World Service.
  • Live celebratory music from the Azeri, Kurdish, Turkish and Arabic traditions by Associate Professor Askin Çelik & music teacher Alican Aydin.
  • Photo Exhibit 'Paradise at the Crossroads'.
  • Haftseen table for the Persian New Year, as well as traditional kosher holiday sweets and drinks. Gift baskets from the Queen Esther beauty line, while they last.


SHIN's ANNUAL PURIM & NOWRUZ PROGRAM celebrates Persian and Iranic diversity and its expression. Join us to celebrate the 2 distinct holidays that fall on the same day: Persian New year and Jewish Purim commemorating salvation from an ethnic cleansing campaign in ancient Persia.


Cost: $5 online; $10 at the door; free for all students, GWU affiliates and SHIN DC members.

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Sephardic Heritage International (SHIN) DC builds intercultural bridges while raising awareness of Sephardic and other underrepresented Jewish heritages and the arts, cultures and history of the Middle East, Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, the Balkans and C/W Asia. Visit us at