Crossing the Bosphorus: A Sephardic Memoir in a 100-Year-Old French Notebook

Finding clues to a great-grandmother's migratory life in her notebook from the Alliance Israelite Universelle school.

The Flavor of Rhodes: Paradise Lost, Recipe Saved

The art of the boreka told through the Ladino letters of Rachel Shemarya.

Seattle International Ladino Day 2015 Videos

View the full program of Seattle's third annual International Ladino Day community celebration, as well as selected clips.

By | February 12th, 2016|Categories: Sephardic Studies, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Sephardic New Year Cards and a Seattle Printing Press

The story of Joe Souriano, a Seattle Sephardic printer, and the postcards he received from all over the world.

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.

Remembering Rhodes, Family History, and the Sephardic Holocaust

As the Rhodes Jewish community marks a solemn anniversary, Hannah Pressman considers what it means to search for family history in the wake of the Holocaust.

By | August 8th, 2014|Categories: Personal History|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

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.

Holocaust Memory, Reconstructed

Aron Rodrigue's lecture proposed a theory of Sephardic Holocaust commemoration. It also raised questions about the nature of memory.

By | April 29th, 2013|Categories: Jewish History & Thought, Our Events|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments