Tuesday, March 15, 2011

3rd Heritage Trip to Central Asia

Due to popular demand, a 3rd trip to Central Asia is being organized for May 2011. The final day to register is Friday March 15th, 2011.

For more information click the following link: http://www.mashadi.info/pdf/centralasia.pdf

A Timeline Of The Jews Of Mashad

A timeline of defining moments in Mashadi history has been put together dating back to the formation of our community in the 1600’s all the way to modern times.

To read the article click on the following link: :http://www.mashadi.info/pdf/mashaditimeline.pdf

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The History Of The Crypto-Jews of Mashad

An interesting article summarizing our community’s history is currently being featured in the Beit Hafutsot Exhibition.

To read the article click the following link : http://www.mashadi.info/pdf/mashadihistory.pdf

Monday, January 3, 2011

About a Thousand People Attended the Grand Opening Exhibit on the Jews of Iran

The festive opening of Light and Shadows: The Story of Iran and the Jews exhibit, which was held last Thursday December 29th, 2010 at the Beit Hatfutsot Musuem in Tel Aviv, was a spectacular event. 

The exhibit was was sponsored by the Y & S Family Foundation and made possible by generous gifts from The David Berg Foundation, the Diamond Charity Foundation, the Global Mashadi Jewish Federation, the Iranian American Jewish Federation of New York, the Maccabbi Foundation and individual philanthropist, members of the Iranian Jewish community, as well as other Jewish communities.

About a thousand people attended the opening including Israeli cabinet ministers, former IDF Chiefs of Staff and Air Force commanders, business people, university presidents, authors, and representatives from the media.  Many of the attendees came from abroad: over 150 people travelled from the USA especially for this opening, and m
any young people were in the audience as well.

The enigma of the survival and thriving of the Jewish People unfolded as people viewed artifacts from 700 BCE.  Some of the artifacts were never displayed publicly and the existence of others was discovered during the preparation for this exhibit.

To view photos from the event, please click here.