Image - interior of Magen David Synagogue in Kolkata, India, and speaker photos
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India, Israel and Berkeley

Our distinguished panel will discuss the ties between Israel, India and Berkeley, demonstrated in the Berkeley-based Magnes Collection of jewish Art and Life's beautiful collection of Indian Jewish artifacts.

Deputy Consul General Zamir, who was previously stationed in Mumbai, will talk about his experiences there. The little known facts that Jews have lived in India for thousands of years and that presently about 80,000 Indian Jews live in Israel, will also be discussed.

MLF Organizer
Celia Menczel

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Main image on this page: The Interior of the Magen David Synagogue in Kolkata, India, after its 2017 restoration; photo by DeepanjanGhosh

August 5, 2020

United States

Image - Samson Koletkar
Samson Koletkar
The World's Only Indian Jewish StandUp Comedian; From Mumbai.
Image - Francesco Spagnolo
Francesco Spagnolo
Ph.D., Curator, The Magnes Collection of jewish Art and Life, University of California Berkeley
Image - Matan Zamir
Matan Zamir
Deputy Consul General for Israel for the Pacific Northwest
Image - Soma Chatterjee
Soma Chatterjee
Member, Silicon Valley Interfaith Council—Moderator

5:30–6:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) program