From Baghdad to Calcutta

Rahel Musleah was born in Calcutta, India, the seventh generation of a Calcutta Jewish family that traces its roots to 17th-century Baghdad. Through her multi-media song, story and slide programs, she shares her rare and intimate knowledge of this ancient community’s history, customs and melodies with audiences at synagogues, schools, libraries, women’s groups and cultural events.

Rahel is an award-winning journalist with hundreds of published articles to her credit as well as the author of several critically acclaimed books. She enriches the vibrant mosaic of Jewish diversity with her distinctive lyrical and literary voice.

To schedule programs and lectures, call 516-829-2358 or click here to email Rahel.
Tzur Mishelo
Click arrow to play: Tzur Mishelo from Rahel's CD: Hodu: Jewish Rhythms from Baghdad to India
"As scholar-in-residence, Rahel's storytelling and beautiful singing were simply amazing. We had hundreds of people come out; it was the most successful event in the history of the congregation."
Rabbi Moshe Saks

"Your presentation hit just the right note...personal, charming, fun, and really down to earth. It made everyone in the audience feel like they were part of your family. I received so many compliments from the audience."
Elissa Schein
Director of Public Programs, Museum of Jewish Heritage
A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, New York