Cynthia speaks frequently about her family’s experiences facing anti-Semitism, persecution and imprisonment in Iraq, painful exile and struggles to adjust to life in the West. She advocates for compassion for the plight of refugees, keeping the Iraqi-Jewish archives in the United States, and the need for the West to understand the values and mindset of the Arab world. Her talks inspire others to find the courage and strength to overcome trying times in their lives.




The Untold story of 850,000 Jewish Refugees

Cynthia spoke at a United Nations special event.

PBS special “The Jewish Journey: America”

Cynthia was interviewed in the 2015 PBS Special, “The Jewish Journey: America” from Emmy Award-winning producer Andrew Goldberg

An ad for “The Jewish Journey: America”

An ad for “The Jewish Journey: America”