Congregation Tifereth Israel (CTI) in Glen Cove, Long Island’s oldest continuously operating Jewish congregation offering educational programs since 1897, is hosting two topical programs:
On Tuesday, March 11 Houman Sarshar, the author and editor of Esther’s Children: A Portrait of Iranian Jews and Jewish Communities of Iran, presents a talk on the history of Jewish communities in Iran from their earliest documented settlement in 722 B.C.E. to the end of the 20th century. The 6:45 p.m. talk, Jewish Communities of Iran.
The program is free to the public and will be highlighted with samplings of the traditional cuisine of Iranian Jews.
During the almost 2,700 years of Jewish life in Persia, now Iran, Jews have influenced many aspects of Persian life and culture, and, in turn, have adopted many of the customs and cultural values of this ancient land. The Jewish community’s history in Iran paralleled the rise and eventual diaspora of Jews from many parts of the present-day Middle East. The saga of Jews in Iran—one that is comprehensively outlined by Houman Sarshar in his books and other writings—includes persecution, assimilation, forced conversion, a golden age and, eventually, emigration.
There is no admission fee but reservations are requested for Jewish Communities of Iran, presented at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11 at CTI. Reserve by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Campus War Against Israel and the Jews
Then, on Tuesday, April 1, Richard Cravatts, PhD, the author of Genocidal Liberalism: The University's Jihad Against Israel & Jews published by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, presents The Campus War Against Israel and the Jews at Congregation. The event is free; reservations are not required. All are welcome to attend. A light supper will be served at 6:15 p.m.
Dr. Cravatts is the president of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, a grassroots community of some 30,000 academics on more than 3200 campuses worldwide, and a board member of The Journal for the Study of Anti-Semitism, The AMCHA Initiative, and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law. Writing for prestigious publications such as Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Orange Country Register, Baltimore Sun, and others around the world, Dr. Cravatts has published more than 350 articles, op-ed pieces, columns, and chapters in books on anti-Semitism, anti-Israelism, higher education and campus free speech, terrorism, constitutional law, politics, and social policy. In addition to speaking engagements, he has been a guest on radio programs on the topic of anti-Israel sentiment in higher education.
CTI is located at 40 Hill Street in Glen Cove, at the intersection of Landing Road and Cottage Row. For further information call 516-676-5080.