About Ty Alhadeff

Ty Alhadeff is the Sephardic Studies Research Coordinator of the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the UW. Ty is a graduate of the University of Washington and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

The Ethics of Our Fathers in the Sephardic Tradition

Explore the Sephardic custom of chanting Pirke Avot during the Omer period leading up to Shavuot.

UW Sephardic Studies Professor Featured in Emmy-Nominated TV Series

UW Professor Devin Naar helps celebrity Lea Michele uncover her Sephardic roots on the hit television show, Who Do You Think You Are?

By | April 21st, 2016|Categories: News, Sephardic Studies|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Naar to lecture on Salonica’s Jews at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst, Long Island

Naar will speak on “The ‘Jerusalem of the Balkans’: The Rise and Fall of the Jews of Salonica" on April 13th.

By | March 30th, 2016|Categories: Sephardic Studies|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Seattle International Ladino Day 2015 Videos

View the full program of Seattle's third annual International Ladino Day community celebration, as well as selected clips.

By | February 12th, 2016|Categories: Sephardic Studies, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Tale of Sephardic Seattle’s Refugee Rabbi

Born in Hungary, Rabbi Isidore Kahan was one of the best-educated rabbis of his time. Follow his refugee journey from Rhodes to Rome and finally, Seattle.

New Light Shed on Sephardic Sources for Hanukkah Heroes

Tales of Judith and the Megillah of Antiochus are part of lesser-known Hanukkah lore preserved in Sephardic Ladino texts.

Celebrate Ladino Day 2015 at the UW on Dec. 6th

Sephardic language & culture on display!

By | November 1st, 2015|Categories: News, Our Events, Sephardic Studies|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Binding of Isaac in Ladino–A Sephardic New Year Poem

Find out about the "Im Afes," a moving Ladino poem about the binding of Isaac, traditionally read at the Jewish New Year.