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Trace the journey of Seattle’s Sephardic Jews from the Ottoman Empire to the Pacific Northwest through the letters, documents, books, and material artifacts transported from the Mediterranean world to the Puget Sound. Get a glimpse of the diverse and rich libraries of Ladino literature that they established right here in Seattle to transmit Ladino culture to future generations in the United States.

Do you have Ladino books, family letters, immigration documents, postcards, audio recordings, or other artifacts pertaining to the Sephardic experience? Bring your Sephardic treasures for evaluation, digitization, and inclusion in the Sephardic Studies Collection. Museum-quality professional scanning services will be available onsite!

The program will recognize and acknowledge the individuals and institutions from Seattle and beyond who have contributed their treasures to the UW Sephardic Studies Program’s Sephardic Studies Collection–now one of the largest repositories of Ladino artifacts in the world.

2:00 pm Multimedia presentation by Devin Naar, the Isaac Alhadeff Professor of Sephardic Studies and Chair of the Sephardic Studies Program

3:30 pm Exhibition, open house scanning, and kosher reception.

More information on Open House Scanning at 3:30 pm:
Do you have books, family letters, immigration documents, postcards, photographs, artifacts including tapestries, ritual items, oral histories, audio recordings, or other items related to the Sephardic Jewish experience and Ladino culture? Please bring them in for evaluation, digitization, and possible inclusion in the UW Sephardic Studies Collection. For more information contact the Sephardic Studies Research Coordinator, Ty Alhadeff, at tda2@uw.edu.

This event is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage Grant.