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.

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.

Seattle’s Sephardic Veterans of the World Wars

A special Sephardic Studies article for Veterans Day

Learning Ladino with David Bunis

Students last year jumped at the chance to study Ladino with Prof. David Bunis. Ty Alhadeff reflects on his experience studying with the world expert.

By | October 13th, 2014|Categories: Sephardic Studies|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

What are Sephardic Rosh Hashana customs?

Dates and black-eyed peas are among the symbolic foods Sephardic Jews eat for the New Year. Find out more about special Sephardic traditions for Rosh Hashana.

Tisha Be-Av in Sephardic Seattle: A Ladino Journey from the Old World to the New

Prayers and poems written in Ladino, the Judeo-Spanish language of Sephardic Jews, give a window onto the annual Jewish holiday of Tisha Be-Av.