Trace the journey of Seattle’s Sephardic Jews from the Ottoman Empire to the Pacific Northwest through artifacts transported to the Puget Sound. 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.
“Is it possible that a Jew who doesn’t speak Jewish (Yiddish) and doesn’t look Jewish can nevertheless have a Jewish soul?”
The Benezra family's complex journey from the Ottoman Empire to Seattle is best illustrated through family artifacts.
Sephardic Studies continues its work expanding understanding of the multiplicities of the Jewish experience, writes program director Devin Naar.
Professor Devin Naar explores Greek-Jewish identity through letters from the Holocaust and prayers from Salonica.