The Jewish Community of Madagascar

Tuesday, June 29, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom

Join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening with Barbara Vinick learning about a little-known Jewish Community that resides on the island Republic of Madagascar in eastern Africa.

Barbara is a long-time member of the board of Kulanu that supports isolated, emerging and returning Jewish communities from around the globe. She is a research associate at the Women's Study Research Center at Brandeis University. Her most recent book is Today I am a Woman: Stories of Bat Mitzvah Around the World published by Indiana University Press. As a research sociologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Boston, she conducted studies and wrote books and articles on families in later life. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts and is the proud grandmother of four teenage granddaughters.

Barbara will speak about her inspiring journey to the remote Jewish community of Madagascar, where more than a hundred people were leading Jewish lives and, after years of study, were thrilled to formally convert to Judaism. Barbara presently serves as secretary of Kulanu ("All of Us" in Hebrew). Her presentation will include a video and photos of the people of the community, the conversion activities, the Jewish weddings that followed, and scenes of Madagascar, including their renown lemurs.

This promises to be an amazing program that you will not want to miss.

Please join us on Zoom.

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