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Dear Fellow Supporter

 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 descendants.

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.

 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.

 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.

 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.


Shlomo Bakhash                         Stella Dabby DePoris     David Shohet       
President of                                         Chairperson of                           Acting President of
Babylonian Jewish Center      Jews of Babylon.Org     Congregation Bene Naharayim

 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT:   O $100    O $250    O $500    O $1000

 Please make your tax deductible check payable to: BJC.
Please write on the "memo" portion of your check (bottom left corner) "Jews of Babylon. Org," so that your donation is properly channeled.

 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.


440 Great Neck Road
Great Neck, New York 1102

P.O. Box 220224
Great Neck, NY 11022-0224

Tel: (516) 773-9876
e-mail: info@bjcny.org
website:  http://www.bjcny.org

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