Dear Fellow Supporter
<![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]>We, the
descendants of Babylonian Jews are bearing witness to the end of our 2,600 year old saga
in Iraq. Ours has been the longest continuing Jewish
community in the world! The traditions,
culture and stories of the remaining Iraqi Jews are now at risk of being lost to our
In the summer of 2005, we
began a project named Jews of Babylon to give
voice to the exiled Iraqi Jews, now scattered the world over. Our goal is to conduct
interviews of our community elders and preserve these interviews on a website, www.jewsofbabylon.org where they can be easily
accessed by people worldwide.
<![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]>These
interviews, on a variety of subjects (such as life-style, cooking, education, music,
literature, etc.) are not only intended to preserve the spirit and legacy of the
Babylonian-Iraqi Jews for future generations, but also to connect those of us born outside
Iraq to our heritage, in a uniquely personal way.
<![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]>Time is
of the essence: our remaining elders, who have meaningful recollections of their lives in
Iraq, are now mostly octogenarians. It is imperative that we record whatever is left of
their stories, before they are forever lost.
<![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]>We need
your involvement and financial support for this global project. We ask that you choose,
through your generosity, to play an important role in shaping the legacy we leave to our
children, grandchildren and to generations yet unborn.
<![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]>Sincerely,<![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]>
Stella Dabby DePoris David
Acting President of
Center Jews of Babylon.Org Congregation Bene Naharayim
<![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]>THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT: O $100 O $250 O $500 O $1000
Please make your tax deductible check payable
write on the "memo" portion of your check (bottom left corner) "Jews of Babylon. Org," so that your donation
is properly channeled.
<![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]>Please mail your check to: Babylonian Jewish Center
440 Great Neck Road
Great Neck, NY 11021
Call or email Stella Dabby DePoris to alert us
of your donation, to get more information, or to share your comments.