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 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.

Sephardic New Year Cards and a Seattle Printing Press

The story of Joe Souriano, a Seattle Sephardic printer, and the postcards he received from all over the world.

Scenes of Shavuot from Salonica to Seattle

Explore Sephardic texts, prayers, and traditions for Shavuot, with archival images from the UW Sephardic Studies Digital Library & Museum.

By the Numbers: Building the Sephardic Studies Digital Library

The UW Sephardic Studies Digital Library is now a national leader in Ladino text preservation. Find out how it all started and what's next.

By | May 14th, 2015|Categories: News, Sephardic Studies|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Sephardic Purim Customs from the Old World to the Pacific Northwest

Sesame candy and drinking ditties are part of Sephardic Purim celebrations. Ty Alhadeff shares forgotten song lyrics and customs.