This past year, in the wake of the Sephardic Studies Program’s 10th anniversary, Harvey J. Sadis and Harriett M. Cody, a retired King County Superior Court judge, created the Jean and Joseph Sadis Sustainers Fund in Sephardic Studies as part of the newly launched Sustainers’ Circle, which represents the next stage of philanthropic support for SSP (Sephardic Studies Program).
As part of Dawg Daze 2023, the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies and the Black Heritage Society have partnered to take students on a walking tour of the historic Central District.
Building a Sephardic Seattle community archive: Using many types of materials to preserve community history
Graduate fellow Lili Brown explains how community archives — community-centered archives that preserve all kinds of documents and materials — help researchers to construct richer pictures of the past, and how this approach is helping to preserve Seattle Sephardic history.
Using census data from the early 20th century, grad fellow Oya Rose Aktaş sketches a portrait Seattle's very first residents from the Ottoman Empire, from 1890-1910.
Maureen Jackson investigates Turkish music in Sephardic Seattle with artifacts, audio, and more.