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NYC: Vanished – Jews in the Greater Middle East
April 25, 2017 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Middle East is the cradle of the three Abrahamic religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Today, the Christian population is rapidly decreasing due to systematic persecution and mass migrations abroad. Very few Jewish people live in the region outside of the Jewish State of Israel. These realities are alarming for the future of religious pluralism in the region.
April 24 is Holocaust Remembrance Day, when we remember the slaughter of 6 million Jews by the Nazi Reich. In pledging “Never Again,” it is appropriate that we seek to preserve the mosaic of religious minorities in the cradle of their heritage.
Please join The Philos Project for a networking reception and panel presentation on vanished Jewish heritage in the Middle East. Panelists will include Jason Guberman of the American Sephardi Federation, Mina Abdelmalak, a Coptic activist, and Robert Nicholson, Executive Director of The Philos Project.
Philos Project members please RSVP directly to Vivian Hughbanks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mina Abdelmalak is a Coptic activist. Born and raised in Egypt, he received a law degree from Ain Shams University in Egypt and worked as a legal researcher for the Egyptian Union of Liberal Youth, a Cairo-based, non-profit organization, which promotes classic liberalism among Egyptian youth.
Robert Nicholson is Founder and Executive Director of The Philos Project. He holds a BA in Hebrew Studies from Binghamton University, and both a JD and MA in Middle Eastern history from Syracuse University. A former U.S. Marine and a 2012-13 Tikvah Fellow, Robert founded The Philos Project in 2014.