As a premiere hub for Jewish Studies, the Stroum Center features an internationally recognized Sephardic Studies Program, a growing Israel Studies Program, and a vibrant undergraduate and graduate community.
3/12 SJFF SEPHARDIC FILM | “Alegría” (Happiness)
Sunday, Mar 12, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. PST
Location: AMC Pacific Place — theater 2 or 4
Streaming window: 3/20 - 3/26
4/3 BOOK TALK | Sarah Zaides Rosen on “Tevye’s Ottoman Daughter”
Monday, Apr 3, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST
5/2 STROUM LECTURE | Anthony Russell in Performance
Tuesday, May 2
Location: Kane 220 & Walker Ames, UW Seattle
How Franz Kafka connected with Yiddish language and theater in Prague
Though he wrote in German, author Franz Kafka became an enthusiastic supporter of Yiddish theater in Prague. Graduate fellow Aaron Carpenter tells the story.
American Jews & Israel: The history of the Palestine Economic Corporation shows how “support” can take many forms
The history of American-supported development in Mandate Palestine is an early example of the complicated relationship between American Jews and Israel, writes graduate fellow Jake Beckert.
The Catastrophe in Turkey and the Duty of Sepharadim — Then and Now
Stroum Center faculty member and Isaac Alhadeff Professor in Sephardic Studies Devin E. Naar retells the history of Sepharadim in the US coming to the aid of Turkey in the aftermath of the earthquake of 1939.
‘What is Sephardic Music?’: A study of the diverse sounds collected by a culture in diaspora
Ph.D. candidate Ke Guo begins to document her world travels by sharing the first two interviews from her forthcoming series 'What is Sephardic Music?'
Learning Ladino to preserve Sephardic culture for future generations
Anna Jacoby as a baby with her great-grandmother, Beya "Betty" Policar Alhadeff (1912-2004). Betty and her family, including her parents
Why Israel isn’t a settler colonial state
Dr. Alan Dowty analyzes various aspects of Israel's past and present to determine that it is not a settler colonial state, at least not by the usual definition.