Free event at the Jewish Community Library at 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, with free garage parking on Pierce between Ellis and Eddy
Discussion of My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq by Ariel Sabar, facilitated by Jim Van Buskirk. Pick up a copy of the book at the Library or at a Pushcart branch at the Palo Alto or San Francisco JCC.
Ariel Sabar’s father, Yona, was born in the northern Iraqi village of Zakho, a place so remote that the Kurdish Jews who lived there still spoke the ancient language of Aramaic. Ariel, a journalist who grew up in Los Angeles, investigates his father’s dedication to preserving the stories, traditions, and language of his past.