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What was the Relationship between Turkish and Rhodesli Sephardim on the West Coast?

This is my third blog post in a series of three posts in which I discuss the theme of Sephardim in the West Coast in the 19th-20th century. In this post, I compare and contrast the relationship between Turkish and Rhodesli Sephardim in two cities: Seattle and Los Angeles. In previous posts, I examined different aspects of Sephardim in San Francisco. However, the issue…

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What was the relationship between Sephardim and Ashkenazim on the West Coast?

By Leora Singer, Former Research Intern This is my second blog post in a series of three posts in which I discuss the theme of Sephardim in the West Coast in the 19th-20th century. You can see my first post here. In this post, I compare and contrast the relationship between Ashkenazim and Sephardim in Seattle and San Francisco. Seattle: When Calvo and Policar…

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Sephardim and the West Coast: An internship project

By Leora Singer, Former Research Intern Biography and Author’s Purpose I am a New York City High School Student that completed a 5-week research internship at The Center for Jewish History this past summer. After taking Advanced Placement Spanish in school, I became interested in the history of Jews of Spanish descent. In addition, my knowledge of Hebrew and Spanish (although it is limited) was…

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Nourishing Tradition: Jewish Cookbooks and the Stories They Tell

Exhibition Opening Wednesday, June 29 at 6 pm To celebrate the exhibition Nourishing Tradition: Jewish Cookbooks and the Stories They Tell, the Center for Jewish History is excited to welcome Bonnie Slotnick, owner of Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks. Bonnie will share some of her experiences with Jewish cookbooks over many years of selling rare and out-of-print cookbooks, and bring a fresh perspective to the real…

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Preserving and Housing of a Cookie from an American Sephardi Federation Gala

This post was written by Kat Fanning, conservation technician, Center for Jewish History   A cookie, a memento of a past special event, was brought to the conservation lab from the American Sephardi Federation (ASF) to see if anything could be done in order to preserve it so that it could be kept in the collection. The cookie had originally been stored in a plastic…

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Family History Today 2016

Free Events for Genealogists of All Levels May 15 – 24, 2016 The Center for Jewish History invites family historians of all backgrounds to explore their roots at the landmark Ackman and Ziff Family Genealogy Institute. Participants can learn how to begin family history research with the guidance of expert genealogists, delve into federal records and safely store family photos, documents and digital files….

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Jewish Genealogical Society meeting Sunday Feb. 21 at 2 PM

From the Spanish Inquisition to the Present: A Search for Jewish Roots, presented by Genie Milgrom Genie Milgrom will discuss her unparalleled work of genealogy, documenting an unbroken maternal lineage back to 1480in Pre-Inquisition Spain and Portugal. Born in Havana, Cuba, to a Roman Catholic family of Spanish ancestry, Genie wasalways interested in her family genealogy, but when she learned of the possibility of…

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The American Sephardi Federation invites you to David Serero’s The Merchant of Venice. The French-Moroccan baritone opera singer directs and stars (as Shylock) in his own Sephardi adaptation of Shakespeare’s play about love, commerce, and bigotry.  Featuring a diverse cast and Sephardi music.  Two performances next week. Monday: http://cjh.org/event/2659 Wednesday: http://cjh.org/event/2660

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Sephardic Journeys: Rome’o i Zhuliyet The rare books and artifacts in this exhibit, Sephardic Journeys, reflect a rich tradition of scholarship and culture shaped by migrations, and they invite, in turn, reflection upon the physical, emotional and spiritual journeys of Jewish history.  Item above:Rome’o i Zhuliyet (רומיאו אי ז’ולייטה)William Shakespeare(Salonika, 1922) Ladino This translation comes from the Balkans, which hosted a lively Ladino literary…

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Sephardic Journeys: Tsemah David: Dittionario Novo The rare books and artifacts in this exhibit, Sephardic Journeys, reflect a rich tradition of scholarship and culture shaped by migrations, and they invite, in turn, reflection upon the physical, emotional and spiritual journeys of Jewish history.  Item above: Tsemah David: Dittionario NovoDavid ben Isaac de PomisIoannem de Gara (Venice, 1587)Hebrew, Aramaic, Italian, Latin Dedicated to Pope Sixtus…

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