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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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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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2015 Center for Jewish History Lapidus Summer Fellow Charles McDonald Interviewed by Radio Sefarad

The extensive interview is about Jewish conversion and citizenship in contemporary Spain and can be found here. The Center for Jewish History creates opportunities for scholars to immerse themselves in explorations of the primary source materials preserved within its walls. For the past 13 years, the Center’s Fellowship Program has offered financial support to a diverse group of more than 60 humanities scholars at…

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Spaniolischer Jude (Jew from Spain), etching print on a postcardFrom the E.M. Lilien Collection. AR 1944Collection of the Leo Baeck Institute “The Sephardim Are Coming, the Sephardim Are Coming!” By: J.D. Arden, M.L.I.S., Reference Services Librarian, Genealogy Specialist, Center for Jewish History More than 500 years ago, on July 30th of 1492, Jews residing in Spain—numbering approximately 200,000—were expelled from their homes. This event…

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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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Sephardic Journeys: Sefer Chesed L’Avraham 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:Sefer Chesed L’Avraham (ספר חסד לאברהם)Avraham ben R. Shalom TubianaṾalansi (Izmir, 1764)Hebrew A truly Sephardic item, the first imprint of this…

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Sephardic Journeys: Seder Ta’aniyot 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:Seder Ta’aniyot (סדר תעניות)Girard Yohan Yanson Uve-Vet Yisra’el Mondovi (Amsterdam, 1771)Hebrew, Spanish Beginning in the late 17th century, Amsterdam emerged as one…

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Sephardic Journeys: Sefer Shulchan HaPanim 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: Sefer Shulchan HaPanim (ספר שלחן הפנים)Joseph ben Ephraim KaroMosheh ben Shelomoh Ashkenazi (Venice, 1712)Hebrew, Ladino While intending to write a…

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