The High Holidays in Ladino: a Rhodesli Custom from Romania to Johannesburg, Seattle, and Beyond.

Follow the journey of Rabbi Israel's poetic translations of Sephardic liturgy into the twenty-first century.

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.

Muestra Kultura, Original Poem by Ashley Bobman

"Our language and culture must be preserved, and with them our community."

By | April 26th, 2016|Categories: Sephardic Studies, Student Writing|1 Comment

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

Had Gadya in Ladino: A Sephardic Passover Tradition?

Many Sephardic Jews sing Had Gadya in Ladino at their Passover seders, but some claim the song was never part of Sephardic rituals.

A Hug from Afar–An Escape from Rhodes to Seattle via Tangier

Claire Barkey's Ladino letters traveled from Rhodes to Seattle in the 1930s--and ended up saving her family's life.

Learning Ladino–Then and Now

History student Sarah Zaides surveys a unique group of silabarios, or small grammar books that taught children how to read and write in Ladino.

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.

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