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Launch of the Sephardi Voices Project at the Moshe Dayan Center

Photo: MDC Director Prof. Uzi Rabi and Sephardi Voices President Dr. Henry Green sign the Memorandum of Understanding launching the project.

On 24 May 2017, the Sephardi Voices Project was officially launched as part of the MDC’s Program for the Study of Jews in Arab Lands. This project represents a vital collaboration between the MDC at Tel Aviv University and Sephardi Voices, Inc., and was initiated by board members of the Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University – Ottawa, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada, and its Executive Director, Mr. Sharon Fraenkel. The SV Project will enable the collection, archiving, and cataloging of thousands of oral histories from those who were forced to leave their homes in Arab countries in the years following the establishment of the State of Israel.

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