San Francisco

JIMENA: Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa

459 Fulton St., Suite 207 San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 626-5062 [email protected]
Executive director Sarah Levin [email protected]
Program director Sapir Taib [email protected]

Created in 2001 to educate, advocate and preserve the cultural heritage of the 850,000 Sephardi and Mizrahi Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. Primary North American organization with a Sephardi and Mizrahi constituent base, and a leader in the Jewish multicultural movement. Takes a key role in international initiatives to document, advance and preserve their heritage and history and include it 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.