Cynthia Kaplan Shamash is the author of The Strangers We Became: Lessons in Exile from One of Iraq’s Last Jews (Brandeis University Press, HBI Series on Jewish Women).
An expert on the Iraqi-Jewish archive and diaspora, Cynthia Kaplan Shamash has spoken widely on her experiences before the United Nations, in a New York Times op-ed and has been quoted widely in NPR’s Here and Now, the PBS special, The Jewish Journey: America and numerous articles. Shamash was elected in 2011 to the board of the World Organization of Jews from Iraq. She currently lives in New York City where she owns her own dental practice and resides with her husband and five children.
Event Location: Brandeis University
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