Published in Istanbul from 1908 to 1931, the satirical Ladino newspaper El djugeton ("The Joker") made headlines in more ways than one.
This year, pianist Renan Koen will lead Seattle’s Sephardic Holocaust memorial from Istanbul’s historic Italian synagogue
Pianist Renan Koen on her family history, her career, and what drew her to music composed during the Holocaust.
Sephardic Jews in Turkey were told to assimilate. Today’s generation is reclaiming its identity through the Ladino language
For student Nesi Altaras, studying Ladino isn't only about learning the language of his family: it means reversing an assimilationist agenda against Turkish Jews that began in the 20th century — and continues today.
In this summer’s Ladino class, students translate historic Sephardic songs into English for the first time
Read a Ladino song in three formats: the original Ladino, a transliteration, and a translation, developed by students in the summer 2020 Ladino Language and Culture course.
For some descendants of Sephardic Jews who were forced to convert, learning the Ladino language is an act of restitution
Student Victor Alejandro Castillo shares the importance of Ladino for those of "converso" (converted Jewish) descent.
Student Abby Massarano explains why changing her name was an important step in connecting with her Sephardic heritage.
Looking at how Sephardic Jews in Seattle recalled massacres of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey shows why it's important to go beyond "good guys" and "bad guys" in interpreting history, writes graduate fellow Oya Rose Aktaş.
The Sephardic Studies Program and the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies are excited to offer Ladino Language and Culture for the first time this summer at