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.

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.

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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.

The Faces and Voices of Sephardic Music in Seattle

Sephardic ballads called romansas hold valuable medieval Spanish history. Rina Benmayor recorded these songs in the 1970s and will speak at UW on April 24th.