Telling the story of the more than 850,000 Jewish refugees expelled from North Africa and the Middle East.

About The Project

As part of our continual effort to stand in solidarity with Israel and the Jewish people, CUFI’s Diversity Outreach presents a new initiative called, The Mizrahi Project (TMP) — telling the story of the more than 850,000 Jewish refugees expelled from North Africa and the Middle East. This Jewish community is often referred to as the “forgotten refugees” as their story is unknown to most people. 

The Mizrahi Project is a series of short films that features a member of the Mizrahi Jewish community telling that story to the world. There will be new stories and films added consistently.

 

Learn more about the "Forgotten Jews"

 
 

Our Team of Storytellers includes

CUFI's Nat’l Diversity Outreach Coordinator, Dumisani Washington; Israel Collective co-leader, Raj Nair; documentarian, Dan Ostrem; music composer Joshua Washington, web designer, Paul Tellefsen; and copy editors, Rebecca Olvera and Loraleah Feley, are all part of the team that will bring the Mizrahi story to life for the next generation.

Dumisani Washington

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Raj Nair

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Dan Ostrem

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Joshua Washington

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Paul Tellefsen

Rebecca Olvera

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Loraleah Feley

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A Brief History of Christians United for Israel (CUFI)

Founded in 2006, Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States. It has more than 3 million members, spanning all fifty states. Since its inception, CUFI has held more than 2,500 pro-Israel events in cities and towns across the country, including more than 300 Nights to Honor Israel. CUFI’s mission is winning the long-term battle for hearts and minds so that Christian support for Israel will survive for generations to come.