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The Untold Story of Bukharian Jews

February 7th @ 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bukcharian Jews

Who are Bukharian Jews?
What is their story?

Prepare yourself for an interactive discussion on Bukharian Jewish culture, heritage, and life cycle events with Manashe Khaimov – who is an Adjunct Professor in Jewish Studies, with a specialty in History and Culture of the Central Asian Jews at Queens College.

Manashe is the founder of the Bukharian Jewish Union, an organization for the young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s, the founder of AskBobo.org, the only Bukharian online dictionary, and the founder of The Jewish Silk Road Tours ™ an initiative that helps to introduce New Yorkers and tourists from around the world to the diversity of NYC. Manashe launched MEROS: Center for Bukharian Jewish Research & Identity at Queens College Hillel. He researched and produced several documentaries about the Bukharian Jewish community as part of the Bukharian Lens project: The Untold Story of Bukharian Jews; The Untold Story of Bukharian Jews and Ashkenazi Jews Who Were Evacuated During WWII to Central Asia; Bukharian Roots.

In 2015, the Jewish Week named Manashe one of the 36 under 36 changemakers in Jewish life. In 2016, the TimesLedger Newspaper named him one of the borough’s unsung heroes who inspired youngsters to reach their full potential and awarded their prestigious Queen’s Impact Award.

*This program is sponsored by the Russian-Speaking Programs with generous support from Genesis Philanthropy Group, Fooksman Family Foundation, and Lilia and Vlad Gorshteyn.

Questions? Please reach out to rabbiilana@apjcc.org.


February 7th 2021
5:00pm - 6:00pm


JCC Los Gatos