Rahel Musleah offers a range of programs that both educate and entertain, taking adults and children on a journey to Jewish India that is both historical and personal. Hers is a universal story of community and immigration, loss and continuity, filtered through her particular lens. From Baghdadi-Indian Passover and Rosh Hashanah seders to single adult education evenings, artist-in-residence weekends, interactive Hebrew school programs or a series on the different Indian and Iraqi communities, Rahel creates a warm and spicy atmosphere that mirrors the heritage of the community she loves.
Even when the presentation is geared to a general audience, six-year-olds sit entranced by the photographs and twelve-year-olds leave humming the songs. Artist-in-residence weekends highlight the Calcutta tropes and Baghdadi melodies and open a fascinating window onto a culture little-known to most American congregations. Many organizations enhance the enticing taste Rahel conjures up with the flavors of Indian or Middle Eastern-themed meals.
Rahel’s presentations are an appropriate way to focus on the compelling legacy of the Indian Jewish communities, whose population has dwindled to 5,000 today. In this age of diversity, it’s vital to learn that Judaism is far from monolithic. It flourished in different ways in the four corners of the earth.
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