Saturday, April 21st at 10:00 am Please join us following services for lunch and a screening of the movie Wings of Change The primary defender of Israeli nature is virtually the only person breaking ground in the talks between Israelis, Palestinians and Jordanians. A religious scholar who lives in the territories, Professor Yossi Leshem is […]

Join us this Sat. Dec. 1st for a very special Shabbat morning program with musician, philosopher and now Rabbinic Student, from the Beit Warshawa Progressive synagogue in Poland, We’ll start at 10:30 with the Shabbat prayers, followed by a Kiddush luncheon sponsored by the Rossman Family and a presentation by our guest speaker, Menachem (Piotr) […]

Shabbat Lunch and Learn
Saturday, November 16th, 2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Persian Jews: Challenges Past – Present – Future

Join CBE for a lovely service and hosted lunch, followed with a presentation by renowned author, speaker and activist:

Karmel Melamed

Learn about the beauty and culture of one of the world’s oldest continuous communities, the Persian Jews. Melamed will explain why they had to flee Iran in 1979, and challenges they have encountered adapting to American-Jewish life. He will address specific dynamics between Iran and Israel, in addition to general issues between Iran and the West.

To attend, you must RSVP to by 11/11/19

Congregation B’nai Emet
9 West Bonita Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Karmel Melamed is an award-winning internationally published journalist, activist, speaker and attorney based in Los Angeles. Born in Iran, Melamed fled after the Iranian revolution at a young age with his family to escape persecution from Iran’s newly established Islamic regime. As a journalist since 2000, he has given a new voice to the emerging and successful Iranian Jewish community living in the United States, as well as having covered issues relating to Iran and the Middle East.

Lunch is sponsored by Joan Nadler, in memory of her mother, Grace Morris.