Mizrahi Heritage Month

Most people in the United States know about Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews, but not so much about Mizrahi Jews. Mizrahi Jews come from North Africa and the Middle East and bring with them an entire history and culture unique to others. In order to educate the Jewish community about the unique culture and history of Mizrahi Jews, November was established as Mizrahi Heritage Month. Cultures and customs among the Mizrahi Jews themselves are diverse because they came from two continents and different countries such as Yemen, Iraq, Morocco, and Iran. To learn more about these customs, Jewish schools and groups are celebrating Mizrahi Heritage Month with lectures and events that allow people to immerse themselves in the Mizrahi traditions.