Pianko’s “Jewish Peoplehood” Wins Book Prize

Cover of Noam Pianko's book, "Jewish Peoplehood" The Stroum Center is proud to announce that Jewish Peoplehood: An American Innovation (Key Words in

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To Seattle from the Belgian Congo via Tel Aviv

Oscar Olivier was forced to flee the Belgian Congo in search of a stable life. His story weaves together the pursuit of freedom and justice, the power of resistance, and embracing of his Jewish past.

A Walk Down Sephardic Memory Lane: Reflections on Ladino Day

Ty Alhadeff takes a look back at the 4th annual International Ladino Day celebration at the University of Washington.

A Sephardic Thanksgiving: “Uniting the whole community”

In Seattle, Jews from the former Ottoman Empire learned to embrace an American tradition.

Jews, Muslims, and the Limits of Tolerance

Non-Muslims were accepted in the Ottoman Empire, but the tolerance policy for Jews had limits. Devin E. Naar suggests why tolerance is a double-edged idea.

Tolerance Roundtable

Tolerance has meant inclusion and exclusion for Jews throughout history, writes Noam Pianko in this Introduction to our Fall Faculty Roundtable.

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UW Grad Creates Digital Museum Exhibit on a “Sephardic Lighthouse”

Ashley Bobman, UW Class of 2016, helped create an online exhibit about the Sephardic intellectual Albert D. Levy--her own great-grandfather.

Reading Roundup: New Titles in Sephardic Studies

Pocket-sized reviews of three new Sephardic Studies books that are connected by the theme of citizenship and identity in America and around the globe.