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Ty Alhadeff is the new Sephardic Studies Coordinator for the UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies.

Ty Alhadeff joins expanding Sephardic Studies Program

Alhadeff, a Seattle native & UW alum, will coordinate research and community outreach.
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The New Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at UW!

The Stroum Center will join the other academic centers housed in the Jackson School. The new Sephardic Studies Program will be part of this exciting expansion.
Laurence Salzmann discussed his photography of the Jews of Turkey in an event at Hillel UW sponsored by the Stroum Jewish Studies Program.

Read all about it: Jews of Turkey Photo Exhibit

Tuesday night's exhibit opening, "Turkey's Jews Revisited," was the second event in a strong lineup for Sephardic Studies programming this year.
Soletreo is the cursive script of Ladino, or Judezmo, the Judeo-Spanish spoken by Sephardic Jews.

Speaking Jewish: Thoughts on Ladino, Judezmo, & Identity

How (and why) do languages mark Jewish identity? Hannah Pressman's piece was inspired by Prof. David Bunis' recent talk.

Reading Her Great-Grandfather

The twist of fate that led UW sophomore Ashley Bobman to a treasure trove of Ladino notebooks - written by her own great-grandfather.
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Devin Naar and Ladino Making News

Find out how Devin Naar started to develop his ground-breaking Ladino library, and what's in store next for Sephardic Studies at UW.

Ladino Rocks: Sarah Aroeste’s Seattle Visit

How Sarah Aroeste made the idea of "Ladino rock band" a reality: a report from the first New Voices event.
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Holocaust, History & Memory

JSIS B 269 / HIST 269
TTH 1:30-3:20pm
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A Guidebook for Sephardic Immigrants

Devin Naar's new blog series sheds light on rare Ladino artifacts found here in Seattle.
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Prof. Devin Naar interviewed by 97.3 KIRO!

Prof. Naar chats about rescuing Ladino treasures with Brandi Kruse of 97.3 KIRO FM.
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Seattle’s Ladino Legacy & Naar in the News

Sephardic Studies at UW is making headlines around the world.
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JTNews: Prof. Devin Naar is One to Watch

Devin Naar's impressive first year at UW has earned him a spot on JTNews "10 under 40" list.
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Devin E. Naar

Teaching specialties in modern European Jewish History and Sephardic Jewry.

What A Show!

Prof. Devin Naar gave a fantastic lecture that highlighted his scholarship and his ability to engage a diverse audience.
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Jewish Cultural History

Explore various expressions of Jewish culture including biblical, Hellenistic, Judeo-Arabic, Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Eastern European, American and Israeli. As we analyze Jewish culture across time and space, we will discuss how Jews both adopted the cultural assumptions of their neighbors and adapted these traditions to preserve a distinct identity.
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Meet Prof. Devin Naar

Get to know the newest member of our faculty with some clips from his inaugural lecture.
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Naar Welcome Lecture

Listen to Prof. Devin Naar's Inaugural Lecture, "Between the OttomanEmpire and the Greek Nation State--The Jews of Salonica"