Photo: Rahel MusleahPlease join us on Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 2pm at the East Meadow Public Library for a special presentation by Long Island Traditions: Jewish Calcutta through Music and Memory: The Personal Story of a Baghdadi-Indian Jewish Family with Rahel Musleah.

Through the vivid prism of her family’s story and a heritage of lyrical songs, Rahel Musleah introduces audiences to the rich culture of the Jews of India and Iraq. Her fascinating personal journey mirrors the story of Calcutta’s Jews with humor, poignancy and song. This universal story of community and immigration, loss and continuity, is filtered through her particular lens: Born in Calcutta, she is the seventh-generation of a Calcutta Jewish family that traces its roots to 17th-century Baghdad. Today, Rahel is a New York-based award-winning journalist, author, singer, speaker, educator and tour leader. She is looking forward to leading her next Jewish heritage tour of India, Nov. 3-16, 2022. 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.

The library requests that masks be worn in the Community room. Registration is required. You may register online here, or call the East Meadow Library at 516 794-2570, ext. 5005. The program will also be live-streamed to You Tube and may be watched by following this link.