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We Discover Jewish Communities Around the World - The Jews of Calcutta

Jewish Calcutta though Music and Memory

Through the vivid prism of her family's story and a heritage of lyrical songs, Rahel Musleah introduces audiences to the rich culture of the Jews of India and Iraq. Her fascinating personal journey mirrors the story of Calcutta's Jews with humor, poignancy and song. This universal story of community and immigration, loss and continuity, is filtered through her particular lens.


About Rahel Musleah:

Rahel is an award-winning journalist, author, singer, storyteller and educator. Her articles have appeared in
The New York Times, Hadassah magazine, and numerous other publications. Her CD of Shabbat and holiday melodies is called Hodu: Jewish Rhythms from Baghdad to India; it includes many of the songs she will share with us.  She is a pioneer in the Sephardi/Mizrahi community as a woman prayer leader.

Rahel leads Jewish heritage tours to India twice a year, and would love for you to join her when we are back on the road! Her website is:

There is a $6.00 charge per Zoom square for this event. Couples sharing a screen can register once.

The purpose of the attendance fee is to help defray the cost of the program. 

We are committed to making all programs accessible to our members 

 If you have questions or concerns, please contact Devorah at 310-592-0321.




Zoom link will be sent upon registration and again prior to the event. 

Monday, February 8, 2021, 3:00 PM until 4:15 PM

Additional Info:
Talia S Karu
310-871-2721 (c)
Village-Run Event
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