Literatour: Author Jacob B. Shammash discusses

Literatour: Author Jacob B. Shammash discusses "From Baghdad to Boston and Beyond: Memoir of an Iraqi Jew" with Amy S. Dane

April 07, 2019 | 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley
Temple Beth El
979 Dickinson Street
Springfield, MA 01108

Join us as Jacob B. Shammash discusses his memoir "From Baghdad to Boston and Beyond" in conjunction with a presentation from his editor and eldest daughter, Amy S. Dane. This talk is part of the Springfield Jewish Community Center's Literatour series.

When he emigrated to the U.S. from Baghdad in 1947, Jacob Shammash had no idea that his timing was fortuitous or that he would never see his beloved homeland again. Amy S. Dane, editor of her father's memoir, is a freelance lecturer. Her visual presentation will set the stage for her father by unraveling the fascinating yet horrific events culminating in the death knell of the 2,600 year old Iraqi Jewish community.

This event is free and open to the public.

Presented in partnership with Temple Beth El.

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Phone: 413-739-4715
Email: [email protected]
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