Created in 2001 to educate, advocate and preserve the cultural heritage of the 850,000 Sephardic and Mizrachi Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. Primary North American organization with a Sephardic and Mizrachi constituent base; leader in the Jewish multicultural movement. Key role in international initiatives to advance and preserve the heritage and history of Mizrachi and Sephardic Jews. Launched numerous efforts to ensure that history and culture is well documented, widely shared and included in public discourse involving Middle Eastern refugees.
Individuals in the 40-member speakers bureau have shared their personal stories with the U.N. Human Rights Council, the late Rep. Tom Lantos, the Human Rights Commission, European and Italian parliaments, the Canadian Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, Israeli Knesset, British House of Lords and over 80 universities in North America. Multilingual Oral History and Digital Experience Project reaches over 150,000 individuals around the world each month. Committed to representing the interests of Jewish refugees in North America.