The Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America Celebrates Its Centennial | Tablet Magazine

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Sephardic News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Denise Grollmus Interviews Dara Horn about Hebrew and Yiddish

Novelist Dara Horn spoke with Denise Grollmus about her relationship with Hebrew, a language with "emotional and cosmic significance."

By | June 9th, 2016|Categories: Arts & Culture, News, Our Events|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Hebrew infusion in my American life connects me to Jews around the world

Sarah Benor loved hearing the mix of Hebrew and English at childhood summer camp. Now a prize-winning sociolinguist, she reflects on how Hebrew impacts her American Jewish identity.

American Jews and Hebrew–A Case of Active Resistance

It's not that American Jews can't learn Hebrew-they actively won't. Michael Weingrad argues that the psychological history of immigration is the reason why.

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.

My First Hebrew Test by Dara Horn

Novelist Dara Horn dares to ask the question: Why are there still only three kinds of American Jews who are allowed to learn Hebrew?

Alumni Interview: Amee Sherer (’87), new Executive Director of Hillel UW

Amee Sherer (UW '87) forged a path combining Jewish Studies and an Education degree. Find out more about Hillel UW's new Executive Director in our first Alumni Interview article.

By | February 22nd, 2016|Categories: News, Personal History|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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.