Iraqi Kurdistan: A Land of Jewish Heritage, and Potential Reconciliation

Sunday,  August 29

USA (10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET)

UK 6:30 pm / France 7:30 pm / Israel 8:30 pm

The talk will last approximately 90 minutes

About this talk

From the Neo-Assyrian era to the present day, learn about the Jews from Kurdistan and their enduring history. Today, there are hundreds of thousands of Jews from Kurdistan who look to their ancestral fatherland - and its enduring Jewish heritage sites - with affection, interest, and curiosity. For some, the support has even become political, and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq is celebrated as one of the most durable, stable, tolerant, and secure governments in the entire Middle East. Learn more about Kurdistan, its Jewish heritage, and the present-day efforts to support Jewish expression.

About Levi

Levi Meir Clancy was born into a mixed Okinawan and Ashkenazi family in Los Angeles, where he graduated from UCLA in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. Applying his minority background to issues of justice, equity, and equality, he moved to Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in 2014 where he has worked in marketing campaigns, and software development. In 2019, he began his master's degree in Applied Demography, with a focus on tribal structures in the Kurdistan Region. He has spoken at TEDxDuhok, AMP Conf, and GSMA Mobile 360. In 2020, he incorporated Foundation of Ours, which supports Jewish expression in the Kurdistan Region, and provides platforms for reconciliation and coexistence between all communities. The Foundation has hosted seminars and exhibitions across the Kurdistan Region.

This event is live and interactive and spots are limited

You may also be interested in

Jewish life in China on August 29

Rosh Hashanah Food Traditions Around the World on September 5

Choose your contribution amount

With your contribution you will also be donating to the "Foundation of Ours", which supports Jewish expression in the Kurdistan Region, and provides platforms for reconciliation and coexistence between all communities. "Foundation of Ours" envisions a Jewish presence in the Kurdistan Region that is a core component of a peaceful, inclusive, and diverse society. 

Select below your type of admission. You will be asked to pay with credit card. We will process your payment using Stripe's payment processing platform.

General admission

Thank you for making this event possible

$18

Supported admission

Thank you for your contribution

$9

Sponsor this talk

Thank you for helping us grow this project

$36